Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to provide the present guide on Canadian Federal parties’ positions on the Middle East. While much has happened since the last Canadian Federal elections in 2015, CJPME has done its best to evaluate and qualify each party’s response to thirteen core Middle East issues.

CJPME is a grassroots, secular, non-partisan organization working to empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East. We provide this document so that you – a Canadian citizen or resident – can be better informed of the importance and implications of your vote in the 2019 Federal election.

There were other topics that CJPME wished to address in this guide, but resource limitations have prevented us from doing so. If you appreciate this guide, we invite you to donate to our work to enable us to expand our ability to do these types of analyses.

CJPME’s three policy pillars are 1) respect for international law; 2) the belief that all parties in a conflict should be held to the same standard; and 3) the belief that violence is not a solution. 

We know that Middle East-related issues are not your only concerns, but we believe that you will want to take them into consideration when deciding whom you will support. In some ridings, the voting in the 2015 election was very close. Our hope is that this election guide will encourage you to get vocal, get organised and make a difference.