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Azim K. Hooda’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersPro-life, and I also oppose abortion for victims of rape and incest

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, but only for those who do not pursue further education or employment

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, preventative dental care is an important aspect of long term health

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

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?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseProvincial

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseLower

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

AKH>AKH  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)?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

AKH>AKH  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?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseHurt

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, but eliminate contractual occupancy quotas

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, but only if they are repeated offenders

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

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?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes, and the tax should be at least 20%

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support basePrivatize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

AKH>AKH  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?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo, and eliminate funding

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

AKH>AKH  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

AKH>AKH  Azim K. Hooda votersYes