The Year 2019 is Trending Up for Filipino Canadians

The Year 2019 is Trending Up for Filipino Canadians

Celebrating democracy and heritage is nothing short of an electric trend for Filipino Canadians this year.  The Philippine general election in May, the 43rd Canadian federal election in October, and the Filipino Heritage in June 2019 will test the Filipino citizenry of its social and community engagement.

The 43rd Canadian Federal Election on October 21, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at Liberal fundraising luncheon in Kamloops, B.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. Murray Mitchell/The Canadian Press

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters in Toronto, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in a 2018 file photo

The growing group of Canadian voters across the country are ready to take some chances with their ballots.

In this election, Justin Trudeau will be challenged by two new opposition leaders. Andrew Scheer, who replaced Stephen Harper as leader of Conservatives, will run to the Parliament. While the National Democratic Party (NDP) has Jagmeet Singh, a former Ontario MPP and Deputy Leader for the provincial NDP Party who will try to woo the voters to vote for their party.

The federal Conservatives are tackling two very controversial issues in Canadian politics–the environment and carbon tax.  In a town hall meeting held in Toronto in January, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer also discussed a wide range of issues including illegal immigration and military procurement and how to make the Conservative party able to connect and be more appealing to young people.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has won his do-or-die bid to capture a British Columbia seat in the House of Commons. The victory in the riding of Burnaby South tightens Singh’s shaky grip on the reins of the federal New Democrats.