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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but allow people to use private insurance

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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering 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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

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)?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

RT>RT  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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but I don't agree with how the funds are currently allocated

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, not until all the Aboriginal bands this project affects agree to it

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersFewer, current benefits do not provide enough support

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

RT>RT  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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

RT>RT  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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, 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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersLet each province decide

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersFederal

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersIncrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

RT>RT  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?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, I would prefer a mandatory short form with an optional long form census

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

RT>RT  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

RT>RT  Ronald Thiering votersNo