Federal Election Day | September 20, 2021

Monday September 20th is ELECTION DAY! If you did not vote in advance polls, Monday is your opportunity to cast your vote and make your choice! Polls are open from 7am-7pm in BC

CUPE has a long tradition of supporting the New Democratic Party, as the party of labour. However, we recognize your vote is your choice. If you remain undecided, we offer information for your consideration: https://cupe.ca/cupe-votes

*What Institutions Need to Know:

At a minimum, the Canada Election Act, section 132 requires that employees who are Canadian citizens aged 18 years old or more on Election Day have three consecutive hours free from work without loss of pay while polls are open for the purpose of casting their ballot. *** If your schedule does not provide for the necessary time to vote, please connect with your supervisor to ensure you have the time free to exercise your right under the Canada Election Act.

 2021 Federal Election | Text Message Notifications

The Division sent text message reminders to CUPE BC members on Monday for the final day of advance voting in the federal election.  Leading up to September 20, members can expect to receive 1-2 more text messages from the Division containing voting reminders and Election Day information.

 Upcoming CUPE BC Canvasses | 2021 Federal Elections

Below is a list of upcoming canvasses and leaflet drops taking place in the days leading up to Election Day on September 20:


Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge Canvass

Phil Klapwyk 

Sept 17 – 5:30-8:30pm **Today**

22386 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge

Sign-up: Click here


Vancouver Granville Canvass

Anjali Appadurai 

Sept 18 | 5:30-8:30pm

5590 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Sign-up: Click here 


Nanaimo-Ladysmith Canvass

Lisa Marie Barron 

Sept 18 | 3:00-6:00pm

140 Commercial Street, Nanaimo

Sign-up: Click here


Burnaby North-Seymour Leaflet Drop

Jim Hanson 

Sept 19 | 2:00-5:00pm

4340 Hastings Street, Vancouver

Sign-up: Click here

North Island-Powell River Canvass

Rachel Blaney 

Sept 17 | 5:30-8:30pm **Today**

975 Shoppers Row (Tyee Plaza)

Sign-up: Click here


Courtenay-Alberni Canvass

Gord Johns 

Sept 18 | 10:00am-12:30pm

111 – 255 6th Street, Courtenay

Sign-up: Click here


Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke Leaflet Drop

Randall Garrison 

Sept 19 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Unit 5C, 100 Aldersmith Place, View Royal

Sign-up: Click here 


Victoria Leaflet Drop

Laurel Collins 

Sept 19 | 5:30-8:30pm

1262 Quadra Street, Victoria

Sign-up: Click here

Please also check the CUPE BC Facebook page for a full list of other upcoming canvasses and events.