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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersPro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, 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?

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

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

MK>MK  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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

MK>MK  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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersLower

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, but only selective logging, no clearcutting, and a plan for regrowth

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersMore

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

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)?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersMore

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo, 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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

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?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes, and implement a PISA (personal investment security account) system

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersPrivatize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersDecrease

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

MK>MK  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

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

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

MK>MK  Michael Kram votersNo