The December 8th election is your chance to discuss issues that impact
your business and the foodservice industry with candidates in your
riding. There is no better time to approach a future MNA with your issues
than when they are seeking election.
Look up your riding and candidates
To find out information about individual candidates in your riding,
please visit the party websites shown below. Each site allows you to
enter your postal code to find out information about your local candidate:
Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ)
Parti Quebecois (PQ)
Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ)
To find out the name of your riding, visit the Elections
Quebec website and enter your postal code in the form provided.
This will provide the name of your riding.
Contacting Your Candidates
To contact the candidates in your riding, call directory assistance
(411) and ask for the campaign office for each candidate. If you
don't know which riding you are in, or you want to know the names
of your candidates, contact the political parties' main headquarters
or visit their web sites.
Meeting Your Candidates
Call your candidate's campaign office and request a
Explain that you live in the riding and/or employ people
in the riding.
If appropriate, invite candidates to meet in your restaurant
so you can show them how your business operates.
Review the issue sheets and familiarize yourself with
the industry information in this package.
At the Meeting
Tell the candidate about your business and the number
of people you employ. Explain with pride your business accomplishments.
Highlight the size and scope of the foodservice industry
in your area and nationally.
Present the election brochure and issue sheets that
are appropriate to your business. Focus on the issue that matters
most to you.
Listen respectfully and thank them for their time.
Don't worry about knowing everything about the industry
or the issues. What is most important is that the candidate knows
who you are, what you do, and the impact you have on the local economy
Be respectful but insist on getting a sense of where
the candidate stands on the issue(s) that matter most to you and
Follow up the meeting with a letter, thanking them
for their time and reiterating any concerns you may have.
Call CRFA/CCRQ at 514-448-2154 or email email@example.com to let us know how your meeting went.
Send, fax or e-mail CRFA/CCRQ a copy of your letter and/or
All Candidates Meetings
Attend an all candidate forum or debate and ask the
politicians about issues facing your business.
By tracking industry
contact with candidates, CRFA can serve you better in the years
ahead. Good luck and remember: Your vote matters, so
make it count!