NS Provincial Elections 2021: Autism Nova Scotia's Voting Toolkit
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Full letter responses from each Party:
NS Liberal Party
NS Progressive Conservative Party
NS New Democratic Party
Prior to the upcoming provincial election, Autism Nova Scotia reached out to all three major provincial political Parties to seek clarity on their commitment to improving the quality of life of Autistic Nova Scotians and their families.
The federal government recently committed to developing a National Autism Strategy, the first of its kind in Canada. The development and implementation of a National Autism Strategy, which aims to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with autism, will require the collaboration of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments; autistic individuals, families, and caregivers; and organizations supporting the autism community.
The provincial government has a crucial role in ensuring the 27,000 Autistic Nova Scotians and their families are given the opportunity to live their lives fully.
Autism Nova Scotia provided each Party with five areas of focus which the autism community identified as priorities for the next provincial government. Each Party was asked to outline how they will address these issues should they win a mandate in the upcoming election.
As a commitment to our members and our community stakeholders, we are pleased to share each Party’s response to the five areas of focus and their stance on issues important to the autism community on our website.
As a non-partisan organization, we at Autism Nova Scotia hope this toolkit will help you make informed decisions on election day. Autism Nova Scotia is ready and willing to work with all Parties to make Nova Scotia a better place for our community. We remain steadfast in our mission of building understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for Autistics/individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through leadership, advocacy, education, training, and programming across the life span.
Voting Support Resources:
A gentle reminder: The 41st provincial general election will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
If you are a Canadian citizen who is 18 years or older on election day and have lived in Nova Scotia for the six months or more before the day the election is called, then you have the right to vote.
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