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Chrystia Freeland’s Policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Canadian voter ranked them on the quiz.


Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbasePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland 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?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, 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?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseRaise

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  International Students

Should low income international students be provided with a free education?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo, but the cost of education should be drastically reduced for everyone

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseLess

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseProvincial, but with federal funding and regulated standards

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

Should the government forgive up to $20,000 of student loan debt?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

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?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo, do not build the pipeline but allow oil production in the tar sands

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

CF>CF  Party influenceYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Taliban Financial Aid

Should the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provide financial aid to the Taliban government in Afghanistan?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

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)?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

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?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseHelp

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Freshwater Research

Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Housing  ›  Foreign Owned Homes

Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but only for low income pensioners

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should Canada provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes, but only for low income families and single parents

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNationalize

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. and NATO use military forces to defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

Should the government subsidize the building of 1.4 million new homes over the next four years?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for students?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

CF>CF  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

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

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseElect

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Gig worker tax reporting

Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Debt Accountability

Should universities be held financially accountable if graduates, with degrees leading to lower income jobs, default on their student loans?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

CF>CF  Chrystia Freeland voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

CF>CF  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

CF>CF  Party’s support baseNo