Set party leaders as party-specific fallback targets for candidates

Candidates who haven't published their contact details aren't in our database yet. Set party-based fallback targets so that supporters in ridings that are missing candidates can contact the respective party leaders instead.

This party-specific setup is different from the general fallback target setup on the Basic Configuration page. If you're familiar with this back-end setup from past elections, feel free to skip to one of our reference lists below:

Ontario Party Leaders Target Details

Federal Party Leaders Target Details

What are party-specific fallback targets?

Party-specific fallback targets are a more powerful version of our basic Fallback Targets, as they supplement any missing candidate targets with party leaders. It's like asking the system to make sure that every supporter reaches one person at each of the parties: if one of the parties doesn't have a candidate in a given district or we don't have their contact details, the system will instead target the leader of that party.

Here's an example of what that looks like:

A supporter lives in a district where the Conservative party doesn't have a candidate, but all other parties do.
With basic Fallback Targets With party-specific Fallback Targets
The supporter targets all candidates in the database for their district but doesn't reach anyone at the Conservative party. The supporter targets all candidates in the database for their district along with the leader of the Conservative party.

Setting up party leaders as party-specific fallback targets

1. On the Edit tab of your action, open Advanced > Components:

2. Find the 'We'll notify your representative' component (look for 'Elected' in the Type column, especially if you changed this component's label) and click on Edit:

3. On the Elected component page, scroll past the Filters section to find the 'Fallback Target Count' drop-down menu:

4. By default, this is set to 'Enable fallback configuration on Basic Configuration tab' because that's where fallbacks are usually defined.

For this setup we'll define them here, so use the down-arrow to select the number of fallback targets you want to use (4 or 5 depending on the number of major parties relevant to your campaign).

5. For each fallback target, define when they'll be shown and who the target should be:

  • When the fallback target is shown:
    • Fallback Criteria: what the system looks for in the targets that come up to determine whether the fallback target should be offered instead. If there are no targets that meet this criteria, then the fallback target will show up.

      Some options for this criteria are the target's jurisdiction, their position, their party, or their full_name, among others. The format is: jurisdiction|Markham-Stouffville
    • Fallback Operator: how the system should handle multiple fallback criteria, if applicable.
      • Choose AND if you want the system to check that all of the conditions you entered above are met to determine whether to show the fallback target.
      • Choose OR if you want the system to check that at least one of the conditions is met to determine whether to show the fallback target
  • Who the fallback target should be:
    • Enter their name, jurisdiction, position, and party, as you would like them to appear on the action or on the email.
    • Enter their email address, phone number, fax number, or Twitter handle in the appropriate field depending on the type of action you're using.

6. Click on the 'Save component' button to complete the setup.

Ontario Party Leaders Target Details

Following the process described above, use the reference below to set this up with the leaders of the four major parties in Ontario:

New Democratic Party of Ontario Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|New Democratic Party of Ontario
  • Fallback Representative Name: Andrea Horwath
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Ontario NDP
  • Fallback Representative's Party: New Democratic Party of Ontario
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: horwatha-qp@ndp.on.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: –
  • Fallback Fax Number: –
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: andreahorwath

Green Party of Ontario Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Green Party of Ontario
  • Fallback Representative Name: Mike Schreiner
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Green Party of Ontario
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Green Party of Ontario
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: leader@gpo.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: –
  • Fallback Fax Number: –
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: mikeschreiner

Ontario Liberal Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Ontario Liberal Party
  • Fallback Representative Name: Steven Del Duca
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Ontario Liberals
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Ontario Liberal Party
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: info.leader@ontarioliberal.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: (647) 910-3822
  • Fallback Fax Number: –
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: StevenDelDuca

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
  • Fallback Representative Name: Doug Ford
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: info@ontariopc.com
  • Fallback Phone Number:  –
  • Fallback Fax Number: –
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: fordnation

Federal Party Leaders Target Details

Following the process described above, use the reference below to set this up with the leaders of the five major Canadian parties:

NDP Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|New Democratic Party
  • Fallback Representative Name: Jagmeet Singh
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the New Democratic Party
  • Fallback Representative's Party: New Democratic Party
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: jagmeet.singh@ndp.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: 604-291-8863
  • Fallback Fax Number: 604-666-0727
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: theJagmeetSingh

Green Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Green Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative Name: Amita Kuttner
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Interim Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Green Party of Canada
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: info@amitakuttner.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: –
  • Fallback Fax Number: –
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: AmitaKuttner

Liberal Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Liberal Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative Name: Justin Trudeau
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Liberal Party of Canada
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: info@liberal.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: 514 277-6020
  • Fallback Fax Number: 514-277-3454
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: JustinTrudeau

Bloc Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Bloc Québécois
  • Fallback Representative Name: Yves-Francois Blanchet
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Bloc Québécois
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Bloc Québécois
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: info@bloc.org
  • Fallback Phone Number: 450-658-0088
  • Fallback Fax Number: 450-658-0088
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: yfblanchet

Conservative Party Leader

  • Fallback Criteria: party|Conservative Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative Name: Erin O'Toole
  • Fallback Representative's Jurisdiction: –
  • Fallback Representative's Position: Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
  • Fallback Representative's Party: Conservative Party of Canada
  • Fallback/custom Email Address: support@erinotoole.ca
  • Fallback Phone Number: 905 697-1699
  • Fallback Fax Number: 905-697-1678
  • Fallback Twitter Handle: erinotoole

 


Last updated: May 10, 2022