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Justin Trudeau’s Policies



Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Justin Trudeau voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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)?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and do not privatize any services

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and exceed the guidelines and be the world leader in environmental standards

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, spending life in prison is a harsher sentence

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, preservation of our forests outweighs the economic benefits

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, preventative dental care is an important aspect of long term health

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?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

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?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Education  ›  International Students

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

  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?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, do not build the pipeline but allow oil production in the tar sands

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, sovereignty cannot solve Quebec's problems

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, not until all the Aboriginal bands this project affects agree to it

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, extreme situations should be handled by higher agencies with specialized training and equipment

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Party’s support baseFederal

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party influenceNo

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?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

the Environment  ›  Freshwater Research

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, voters should decide how long they stay in office

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for low income pensioners

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNationalize

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for low income families and single parents

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only for non-essential services

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, first offence should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, further offences result in jailtime

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, and lower the cap to 50%

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseIncrease

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, if they pay into it

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but cap the maximum benefit at $2k

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Party’s support baseElect

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNeither, maintain the current amount

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, higher premiums would encourage businesses to hire fewer workers and negatively affect the economy

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Party’s support baseLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Justin Trudeau voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

  Party’s support baseNo