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Voters Guide to Dufferin-Peel School Board elections

Dear Supporters,

If you're a Catholic ratepayer and eligible to vote for Catholic School Trustees, here's some great news!

(Public school ratepayers: please see the bottom of this email for voting info in the public board... but also help spread the word about the endorsed candidates below to your Catholic neighbours and friends. Thank you!)

Two pro-life-and-family incumbent Catholic trustees have already been acclaimed in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) ahead of the October 22nd municipal elections: Shawn Xaviour and Mario Pascucci. Congratulations to Shawn and to Mario on their respective acclamations!

More good news! We're delighted to be supporting six pro-life and pro-family trustee candidates running for election in other, contested wards for the DPCDSB in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

Below is our Voters Guide with assessments of all 8 of our faithfully pro-life, pro-family trustee candidates running (or acclaimed) for the DPCDSB: 









Praise be to God for raising up so many supportable candidates!

However, there will still be other contenders and incumbents competing against our six good candidates, and many of them will hold secular views on the Catholic faith and morals.

In fact, some of them will be in the pocket of the OECTA teachers union which is notoriously anti-Catholic.

The union is constantly pushing LGBT ideology and even fighting against the pro-life ethic within the broader school community.

Don't let OECTA's dangerous, anti-Catholic candidates win!


Our six candidates who were not acclaimed desperately need your support in a number of different ways, otherwise, they will not win.

Please consider committing to taking one or more of the following actions:

  • Volunteer on the election campaign of one or more pro-life candidates in your area
    (Note: even if you're not eligible to vote for the Catholic board, you can still volunteer)
  • Request a lawn sign for your property
    (Even if you can't vote in the Catholic system, you can still display a lawn sign on your property)
  • Get-out-the-vote for these candidates within your church group, parish, or other social networks by informing other Catholic ratepayers about the urgent need to save Catholic values
  • Host a coffee party at your home for one or more of the pro-life candidates and invite 10 friends and relatives come and meet them
  • Commit to voting in the election yourself, and recruiting at least 5 other people to do the same
  • Donate to the election campaign of one or more pro-life candidates so they can afford to purchase lawn signs, flyers, door-hangers, etc. (Don't forget CLC in your giving plans too!)

Please email us if you're willing to help with any of these action items. 

Volunteering in particular is super critical to electoral success. Our candidates need helping with phone calls, delivering literature door-to-door, installing lawn signs, canvassing, etc.

Let's take back the DPCDSB for the future of our children as disciples of Jesus Christ and witnesses to the Good News of life and family!  


If you have moved outside of the jurisdiction of the DPCDSB, to a different Catholic school board, please check out our web page which lists all of the known pro-life trustee candidates across the province’s 29 Catholic school boards by clicking here.

If you find a green-lit candidate in your ward for whom you want to volunteer, please let us know.


CLC is aware that many people receiving this email may be eligible to vote only in the public school board election.

If you are a public school board ratepayer, please check out our listing of supportable public trustee candidates by clicking here.


Thanks and God bless,

Jeff Gunnarson
Vice President
Campaign Life Coalition