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Ontario Provincial Election

The Ontario Election will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018. Help make cancer an election issue for all parties! To find your candidate and where to vote visit Elections Ontario.

Encourage party leaders and local candidates across Ontario to make cancer a priority by supporting our recommendations.

Our priority issues

Take-home cancer drugs - The Canadian Cancer Society calls on the government to develop a program for the funding and delivery of take-home cancer drugs for all Ontarians.

Cancer support services - The Canadian Cancer Society recommends the government work with us to improve support programs for people with cancer and their families to enable Ontarians to better meet their healthcare needs

Smoke-Free Ontario - The Canadian Cancer Society urges the government to take bold action to implement measures to reduce tobacco use in Ontario to less than 5% by 2035.

Questionnaire and responses from party leaders

The CCS sent a questionnaire to the leaders of the four main political parties.

Ontario Liberal Party                       Ontario NDP Party

Ontario PC Party                             Green Party of Ontario

  • Send a letter to party leader

    Main Political Party Leaders 2018 Ontario Election

    Green Party of Ontario Mike Schreiner leader@gpo.ca
    Ontario NDP Andrea Horwath policy@ontariondp.ca
    Ontario Liberal Party  Kathleen Wynne  info@ontarioliberal.ca
    Ontario PC Party  Doug Ford  doug.ford@ontariopc.com
    Sample letter to party leader:

    Dear Leader

    Every hour, 9 Ontarians hear the words "You have cancer," joining the more than 585,000 people in Ontario who've already heard those words. With nearly 1 in 2 Ontarians expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, there is an urgent need for action.

    The Canadian Cancer Society has identified three key issues that are vital to preventing cancer and supporting those living with it. I am asking you to publicly support and adopt the following recommendations that will help prevent cancer and improve outcomes and quality of life for people living with cancer.

    Take-home cancer drugs

    Develop a program for the funding and delivery of take-home cancer drugs for all Ontarians.

    Cancer support services   

    Work with the Canadian Cancer Society to improve support programs for people with cancer, their caregivers and families to enable Ontarians to better meet their healthcare needs.

    Smoke-Free Ontario

    Take bold action and implement measures to reduce tobacco use in Ontario to less than 5% by 2035.

    I strongly support the above recommendations. If implemented, they could have a significant impact in reducing the cancer burden and supporting those living with cancer and beyond.

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

    Sincerely,

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