Election Issues

Public policy plays a major role in disease prevention. In fact, about half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. That is why the Canadian Cancer Society advocates for things like tougher tobacco regulations, policies that restrict non-essential pesticide use and policies that protect our youth against the harmful effects of indoor tanning.


MUNICIPAL ELECTION ISSUES

We are working on creating a healthier Saskatchewan. Here are the issues we are working on a municipal level.

Non-essential use of pesticides Smoking in select outdoor spaces, such as parks and playgrounds, can be detrimental to both our health and the health of the environment. Read more about this issue...


Non-essential use of pesticides
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that the Saskatchewan government can pass legislation that would phase out the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. Read more about this issue...



PROVINCIAL ELECTION ISSUES

We are working on creating a healthier Saskatchewan. Here are the issues we are working on a provincial level.

On-line registry for asbestos
Reporting of asbestos in all public buildings needs to be a mandatory part of the online registry in Saskatchewan. The Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan and several other partners are asking for support in advocating for amendments to The Public Health Act which would require an electronic registry of all public buildings in Saskatchewan that contain asbestos and the detail of its encapsulation. Read more about this issue...

Restrict indoor tanning for youth
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that provincial government restrict youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning equipment. Read more about this issue...

Help fight tobacco This year, the government expects to collect $250 million in tobacco taxes but will spend just $1 million on tobacco reduction. That’s less than half of a percent and the funding is only guaranteed until the end of March. Read more about this issue...




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WHAT YOU CAN DO

Spread the word
Our collective voices will make all the difference in the fight against cancer. Help bring even more voices to the fight. Invite your friends to join us in speaking out for public policies that will improve the health and quality of life of all people in the province of Saskatchewan.



Contact your candidates
Call, write or email your candidates and ask them if they support action on these important health issues.

Vote For Health
You can make a difference. By Voting For Health, you can send a message that these health issues are important to you.

Be a Champion of Health
Be a champion and refrain from using chemicals on your lawn – post a 'pesticide free sign', or ask your school board if they use herbicides on your school grounds.