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Barrington Walker’s Policies



Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbasePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, and do not privatize any services

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, and ban all guns from public use

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

BW>BW  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?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseFederal

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseLess

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

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

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

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)?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, for most but not all drugs

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseHelp

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

BW>BW  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?

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

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

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?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

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

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

BW>BW  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  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

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

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNationalize

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

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

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseIncrease

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

BW>BW  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

BW>BW  Barrington Walker voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

BW>BW  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

BW>BW  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

BW>BW  Party influenceNo