HSA members urged to vote in federal election

On January 23, HSA members will head to the polls to elect a new federal government. The Members of Parliament we elect can have a huge impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide. HSA urges members to examine the positions of the parties on these issues, and to vote for candidates who will support public health care and community social services.

General voting day: Monday, January 23

Voting times: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

7:30 am - 7:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time)

The Canada Elections Act provides that employees are entitled to 3 consecutive hours to vote on Election Day, with no loss of pay.

Every registered voter should have received a "Voter Information Card" in the mail which shows where you vote. Eligible voters who have not received a voting card can find out where to vote by contacting your local Elections Canada office, or any candidate's campaign office in your riding. Unregistered voters who are eligible to vote can register at the voting place when you go to vote. Make sure you know where you are supposed to vote because, unlike the recent provincial election, all voters, registered and unregistered, must vote at their assigned voting location (unless you are voting by mail-in ballot, or by special ballot at your local Elections Canada office).

For more information on voter eligibility, voting by mail and other special voting opportunities in federal elections, see the Elections Canada website at

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