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Anna Betty Achneepineskum’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

Should local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

ABA>ABA  Party influenceFederal

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersRaise

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo, instead of monetary funds, we should instead offer assistance in the form of education, training, and social programs

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseFewer

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

Should the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

Should the government impose a 1% tax on real estate owned by non-residents?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, and limited to two terms

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNationalize

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

ABA>ABA  Party influenceProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, but cap the maximum benefit at $2k

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

ABA>ABA  Party influenceIncrease

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

ABA>ABA  Party influenceAbolish

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

ABA>ABA  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo, classify it as a commodity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (MP3s, etc)?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?

ABA>ABA  Anna Betty Achneepineskum votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?

ABA>ABA  Party’s support baseYes