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Kyle B.A. Scott’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

KBS>KBS  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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

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

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

KBS>KBS  Party influenceNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

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

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseProvincial

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseLower

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

KBS>KBS  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)?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo, 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?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support basePrivatize

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

KBS>KBS  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?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, and lower the cap to 20%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersDecrease

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersElect, and require members to be non-partisan

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott 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?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, higher premiums could be used to reinvest in the economy and reduce the government's liability to fund payments to seniors

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

KBS>KBS  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

KBS>KBS  Kyle B.A. Scott votersNo, and decrease funding