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VoteforEnvironment.ca was designed by Canadians who believe that we must start to reduce our fossil fuel pollution now to save the planet from dangerous climate change and encourages the use of strategic voting. The Vote for Environment website is a helpful resource for Canadians during the 2008 federal election. It calculates the estimated vote totals for each political party based on most recent polling data.  This simple but effective math tool make it easy for voters to decode what all these polls we see on television likely mean for individual ridings and enables voters to make a well-informed choice on which of the candidates in their riding is best positioned to defeat a Conservative.  To find the latest poll results in your riding, visit: http://www.voteforenvironment.ca/

Fairness for Ontario is a non-partisan campaign that has received support from individuals and organizations across the province. All three political parties in the Ontario Legislative Assembly are calling on federal party leaders to outline their plan to ensure Ontario is treated fairly on important issues such as employment insurance benefits, economic development programs, infrastructure investments and health care funding. For more information on the Fairness for Ontario campaign visit: www.fairness.ca

rabble.ca is a source of Canadian online independent news, featuring regular political columnists, labour and social justice news, book reviews and podcasts. For the election, the site has launched its own blog with the goal of ousting the Conservatives. Blog commentators include the CAW's own Jim Stanford, famed environmentalist David Suzuki, author and activist Dionne Brand, author and journalist Murray Dobbin, anti-war activist Steven Staples, musician Matthew Good and others. To read today's blog or previous posts, visit: http://www.rabble.ca/

Code Blue is a Canada-wide campaign to build a real pan-Canadian child care system. The campaign brings together national, provincial and territorial child care organizations, labour, women's and social justice groups along with Canadians from all walks of life. For Stephen Harper's pitiful record on child care, visit: http://www.buildchildcare.ca/

Listen to a song about Stephen Harper's record on child care: http://www.buildchildcare.ca/www/election08-resources/Stephen-Harper-Song

The Ontario Coalition for Social Justice is a coalition of labour unions and community organizations with the common goal of promoting social and economic justice in Ontario. The OCSJ has developed a non-partisan campaign for the federal election targeting the Conservative government's record on Employment Insurance, Old Age Security, the Canadian Pension Plan, First Nations People, trade and other fiscal policies that impact those living below or near the poverty line. For more information on OCSJ's campaign, visit: http://www.ocsj.ca/

Egale Canada is a national organization committed to advancing equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified people, and their families, across Canada and has members in every province and territory of the country. For what this election means to LGBT people and their allies, visit:http://www.egale.ca/

Canadian Labour Congress is the largest labour organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. For why this election matters to working people, visit: http://www.canadianlabour.ca/

Equal Pay Coalition is made up of over 39 constituent and partner groups, representing women and who support equal pay for work of equal value. The organization was formed in 1976 as a coalition of organizations seeking the implementation of equal pay for work of equal value both through legislation and collective bargaining.  For why pay equity is an issue in this election, visit: http://www.equalpaycoalition.org/

The Assembly of First Nations, the national political organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada, has launched the 'Vote '08, Change Can't Wait' campaign, encouraging all eligible First Nations people to go out and vote and increase the profile of aboriginal issues this election. For more information, visit: http://www.afn.ca/