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Andrew Scheer’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseLower

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo


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the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseMore

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, and lower the cap to 50%

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, if they pay into it

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Andrew Scheer voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity