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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, but only when a high cost threshold is exceeded

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, but only cap tuition to each student's first year rate

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes, but only for children

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseProvincial

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

HA>HA  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)?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersLet the citizens of Quebec vote on it

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

HA>HA  Party’s support basePrivatize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

HA>HA  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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersElect

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh 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?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

HA>HA  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

HA>HA  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

HA>HA  Hazar Alsabagh votersYes