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Canada has a federal election coming up. Instead of following the media pack and reacting to politicians, we’re going to try something different. We think that voters deserve to have their questions answered. That’s why we’ve developed an election reporting plan, informed by Tyee readers. Now we need your support to make it happen.

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Your support will allow us to pay independent, tough-minded journalists to do in-depth reporting on the questions that matter to our readers. We’ll assign reporters who will stay on the story and will be accountable to you. Help The Tyee deliver on an election reporting plan that is powered by readers, and is open and accessible to all.

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Election coverage built by you

We asked Tyee readers what they wanted us to report on this federal election. Because reporting should be based on what you want to know, not what political spin doctors want you to know.

Our reader-powered election coverage will keep these questions in mind as we report on the election.

  1. Do you agree Canada should be on an emergency footing regarding climate change, and if so what actions will your party take?
  2. What are the tax loopholes in Canada, how have other countries closed them, what are candidates willing to do to assure the rich pay their fair share and reverse the widening wealth gap?
  3. How do we transition to a green economy without causing mass unemployment and upheaval?
  4. What would you do in the next 36 months to improve housing in and provide potable water to remote First Nations communities?
  5. What would it mean to include dental care and Pharmacare as part of government-funded healthcare, and where do candidates stand?
  6. The Liberals won after promising to reform our first-past-the-post voting system. Instead they killed the reform. But did they? What advocacy have people been doing and what are politicians' promises this time around?

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