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Andrew Scheer’s policies on economic issues



the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Andrew Scheer votersLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Andrew Scheer votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Andrew Scheer votersKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, but only for low income families

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the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, 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?

  Andrew Scheer votersHurt

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Andrew Scheer votersMore

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, 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 votersYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Andrew Scheer votersYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

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

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, and lower the cap to 50%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Andrew Scheer votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Andrew Scheer votersYes, if they pay into it

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Andrew Scheer votersNo, higher premiums would encourage businesses to hire fewer workers and negatively affect the economy

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Andrew Scheer votersNo, classify it as a commodity