Municipal Election

Municipal governments have the power to positively affect the health of their citizens; more importantly, they have an obligation to do so. Section 7 (a) of the Municipal Government Act gives authority to municipalities to pass bylaws respecting the “safety, health and welfare of people and the protection of people and property.”

The Canadian Cancer Society acknowledges the important role governments play in disease prevention and health protection. Adopting a bylaw that restricts smoking in public places, for example, protects people – in particular children – from exposure to harmful second-hand tobacco smoke. Working with governments, we can support the implementation of such policies, helping prevent cancer and improve the lives of those living with the disease.

In light of the election, we have informed candidates in municipalities throughout the province on important health issues and surveyed them for their stance on each. The goal is to educate potential council members about these issues and encourage them to support healthy public policy.

The goal is also to empower you, the voter, to act in the best interests of your health and that of your family, and to expect the same from your municipal governments. By voting for health, you can send a message to your government that health is important to you. The Canadian Cancer Society advocates for healthy public policies that make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Find out where the City Council members in your area stand, or take action.

REgina Saskatoon
Moose Jaw Prince Albert

Smoke-free outdoor spaces
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Cosmetic Pesticides
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