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Neil Ellis’ Policies



Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis 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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis 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?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis 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)?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, strictly screen immigrants for criminal backgrounds

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

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

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersMore

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

NE>NE  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?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis 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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

NE>NE  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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, and the government should limit the number of homes that can be bought by a single person or corporation

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersIncrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis 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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo, keep the current “first past the post” system

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

NE>NE  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?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

NE>NE  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

NE>NE  Neil Ellis votersYes