The following guide is designed to help voters make informed decisions with respect to environmental issues during the 2019 Alberta election. Love Your Headwaters is a non-partisan conservation community and do not support any one particular candidate or party. Voting purposefully for candidates promoting Alberta’s environment will protect the health and well-being of future generations for people and nature.

photo: Adam Linnard

photo: Adam Linnard


  1. Make sure you’re set for Election Day on Tuesday April 16, 2019

    Advance polls are open April 9-13 and electors may vote at any advance poll location in the province. To be eligible to vote, you must be:

    • a Canadian citizen

    • at least 18 years of age on Election Day

    • ordinarily reside in Alberta

    Are you registered to vote? Visit the Elections Alberta Voter Link to check if you’re already registered and to sign up if you’re not.

    Do you know your local candidates? Visit the Elections Alberta Candidates page to find out who’s running in your riding.

    Where is your polling place? Visit Elections Alberta to find out where you can vote.

  2. Find out where your candidates stand on environmental issues

    Research your riding’s candidates on their party’s official website to learn where each party stands on environmental issues.

  3. Questions for candidates

    We’ve drafted a series of questions to help keep nature front of mind as you meet candidates at an election forum or at your front door. Ask the candidate how they or their party will:

    • protect Alberta’s headwaters for present and future generations ensuring we continue to have clean drinking water for communities. Conserving our headwaters is good for people and wildlife.

    • advocate to protect the landscape and maintain large tracts of land off-limits to industrial activities.

    • protect critical habitat and wildlife corridors and help ensure animals can navigate busy roads and move between protected areas.

    • champion strong endangered species law for Alberta. For instance, Alberta does not have a law to protect the habitat of its endangered and threatened species — and it needs one. 

    • support new parks and protected areas, such as those proposed in Bighorn Country, with a priority on maintaining a strong ecosystem.  

  4. Keep up with environmental and election issues

    Write a letter to the editor of your local news to highlight an issue you are passionate about. Follow the links below to send a letter to the editor.

    Calgary Herald 

    Calgary Sun 

    Edmonton Journal

    Lethbridge Herald

    Find a newspaper in your area

photo: Adam Linnard

photo: Adam Linnard