There is a pressing need to focus on enhancing the research and development endeavour in Canada so that Canada’s name is synonymous with excellence and innovation.
a profound - and personal -
Canadians want health research
supported by government
Canadians are more likely to vote
for Candidates who support health research
Here we profile health research advancements and Research Canada’s role in engaging policy makers to ensure health innovations are accessible to all Canadians.
Videos portraying ground-breaking research being conducted from coast-to-coast are available on the Your Candidates web pages for Candidates to view and learn more about health research in Canada. Patient stories are also featured demonstrating how Canadians benefit directly from Canadian health research and innovation.
Your Candidates, Your Health initiative provides Advocates with the 2015 Election Primer that describes the funding and policy issues researchers and innovators are facing in 2015 and the messages Advocates need to deliver to Candidates. It provides Advocates with information about Candidates in their electoral districts and by using resources like the Your Candidate Survey, it makes it easier to reach out to Candidates and learn more about their views on health research, health innovation and health care.
Your Candidates, Your Health is also a tool for Election 2015 Candidates to use. It provides Candidates with information about health research and health innovation in Canada.
Candidates may want to review the Advocate’s Campaign Kit on the For Advocates page.
What are the Candidates and Canadians saying? This section of the website reviews the results from the Candidate Survey and provides you with the latest election news. Please read our feature blogs by Michelle McLean of Hill & Knowlton who will provide us with insights into party platforms, election speeches and debates as they pertain to health research and health innovation during the countdown to the election.
As set forth in the Canada Elections Act, a general election is to be held on the third Monday of October 2015. As such, the election for the 42nd Canadian parliament is to take place on October 19, 2015. Your Candidates, Your Health is Research Canada’s election resource for both Advocates and Candidates during Federal Election 2015. We invite you to peruse and use the resources included in the Your Candidates initiative.
The Election Primer is a comprehensive policy resource and advocacy tool for advocates that includes Research Canada’s Election 2015 Advocacy Messages, Questions for Candidates, Candidates’ FAQs and Advocacy Tips.
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Canadians can be proud to know their country boasts some of the best researchers and scientists in the world, as well as a vibrant life sciences sector. The research is exciting, and the future of medicine is bright. Let’s make sure Canada seizes the opportunity to attract foreign investment–and more clinical trials–by supporting Canada’s life sciences sector and creating a regulatory environment that is equal to the rest of the world.
Russell WilliamsPresident, Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D)
Mr. Innovation takes you on a quick journey to discover his beginnings, his major achievements in health and other fields, and major challenges ahead. How has innovation made strides in global health? Can innovation win the fight against life-threatening diseases? Watch and find out.