Why Vote For Health

Governments have the power to positively affect the health of their citizens; more importantly, they have an obligation to do so.

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 provincial candidates on important health issues and surveyed them for their stance on each. The goal is to educate potential decision makers 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 provincial 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.

Learn more about the election issues, and find out how to get involved.





SPEAKING OUT

Every day 14 people are diagnosed with cancer and 7 people lose their fight in Saskatchewan. We know you are concerned about cancer.

Make cancer an election issue. Learn what the political parties have to say about these issues and how you can make a difference with your vote and your voice.

Tell us how you are engaging your local government officials.

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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.