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Michael Den Tandt’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

MDT>MDT  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?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, recent tuition increases at universities across the country are too high and need to be capped

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

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?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseRaise

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

MDT>MDT  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)?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, do not build the pipeline but allow oil production in the tar sands

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

MDT>MDT  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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, instead of monetary funds, we should instead offer assistance in the form of education, training, and social programs

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, not until all the Aboriginal bands this project affects agree to it

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

MDT>MDT  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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

MDT>MDT  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNationalize

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseProvincial

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersNo

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt 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?

MDT>MDT  Michael Den Tandt 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?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

MDT>MDT  Party influenceYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

MDT>MDT  Party’s support baseYes