Elect To Breathe

About Elect to Breathe:

During the 2019 federal election, the Canadian Lung Association calls upon all parties to commit to making breathing easier for all Canadians. We trust that you share our passion for the lung health of all Canadians. We want to create a Canada where everyone can breathe with ease. We hope you can help us.

About our asks:

Tobacco Control:

Implement an annual cost recovery fee on the tobacco industry to provide a full reimbursement of the $66 million annual cost of the tobacco control strategy.

Youth and Vaping:

Commit to taking urgent action on vaping to protect Canadian youth and prevent a new generation from vaping through stronger regulation and dedicated funding for research and education.

Access to Medication:

Ensure Canadians have equitable access to all respiratory medication. This includes ensuring that barriers such as affordability don’t exist.


Air Pollution:

Make strong commitments to minimize the impact of increasing air quality issues on the health of Canadians. 


Get Involved:

There are many ways you can get involved as an active constituent before the election:

  • Meet all of your candidates in person.
  • Write a letter, send an email or make a phone call to all local candidates. You can use this draft email.
  • Attend debates, town hall meetings, festivals, community celebrations or other local events the candidates are attending. (Check all candidates’ websites and social media accounts for upcoming events.)
  • Use social media to share information about support for those living with lung disease.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local news outlet and share your point of view. The maximum word count varies by publication, so be sure to check. For instance, the Globe and Mail has a limit of 150 words. Make sure your letter is focused, concise and touches upon specific topic(s).

Find out more:

Click on the parties below to find out more.