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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Justin Trudeau votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, 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?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, but allow people to use private insurance

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 votersYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Justin Trudeau votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Justin Trudeau votersRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Justin Trudeau votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

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 votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, strictly screen immigrants for criminal backgrounds

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

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

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

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 votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, instead of monetary funds, we should instead offer assistance in the form of education, training, and social programs

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

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

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Justin Trudeau votersHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Justin Trudeau votersMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

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 votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

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

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Justin Trudeau 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?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, but only for non-essential services

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Justin Trudeau votersIncrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, it should be raised

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Justin Trudeau votersProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

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

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, and lower the cap to 50%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Justin Trudeau votersDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, if they pay into it

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Justin Trudeau votersElect, and require members to be non-partisan

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

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

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 votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Justin Trudeau votersNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes, if it was easier to complete online

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Justin Trudeau votersLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Justin Trudeau votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

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

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

  Justin Trudeau votersYes