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Peter Fonseca’s Policies



Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

PF>PF  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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

PF>PF  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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

PF>PF  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?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersProvincial, but with federal funding and regulated standards

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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)?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, as long as they cut all economic and military support from Canada

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes, but make the process easier for skilled workers

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, first offence should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, further offences result in jailtime

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, and the government should give them their land back

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersFewer, current benefits do not provide enough support

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, boycotts against Israel harm one of our most important allies in the Middle East

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, but establish a labour court to preempt and mediate strikes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersI am satisfied with the current amount

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, it is a slippery slope towards a police state

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, and lower the cap to 20%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersI am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, switch to an instant runoff system

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

PF>PF  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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, they should be reduced

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersAbolish

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca 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?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes, but it should only be required every 5 years

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo, spend that money on improving infrastructure and the community to attract companies

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

PF>PF  Peter Fonseca votersNo