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Anne Marie Anonsen’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

AMA>AMA  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?

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

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

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)?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

AMA>AMA  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?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

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

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseFewer

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen 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?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

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

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersFederal

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseElect, and require members to be non-partisan

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

AMA>AMA  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?

AMA>AMA  Anne Marie Anonsen votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

AMA>AMA  Party’s support baseYes