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Maxime Bernier’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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, the government should recommend it but not require it

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Maxime Bernier voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only when a high cost threshold is exceeded

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Maxime Bernier 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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only cap tuition to each student's first year rate

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, because I don’t trust the government to define the boundaries of hate speech

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, and do not privatize any services

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only for children

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseProvincial

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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only selective logging, no clearcutting, and a plan for regrowth

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Education  ›  International Students

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, sovereignty cannot solve Quebec's problems

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

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)?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, if the landowners are fairly compensated

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, first offence should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, further offences result in jailtime

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, transportation services should be left to the private sector

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseMore, and deny benefits to immigrants

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?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for non-essential services

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbasePrivatize

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, I would respect them more if they did but they shouldn’t be required to

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseProvincial

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, they should be reduced

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseElect, Senators that are elected are less prone to corruption

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, if they pay into it

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, and eliminate funding

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, the government should never own shares of private companies

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Maxime Bernier voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Aluminum Quotas

Should Canada put quotas on its aluminum exports?

  Party’s support baseNo