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Stephanie Bell’s Policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Canadian voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbasePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes


Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

SB>SB  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?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

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?

SB>SB  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?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseRaise

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseFederal

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?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseLess

Education  ›  International Students

Should low income international students be provided with a free education?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, but the cost of education should be drastically reduced for everyone

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

Should the government forgive up to $20,000 of student loan debt?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

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)?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes, but I don't agree with how the funds are currently allocated

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Environment  ›  Freshwater Research

Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseHelp

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?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseFewer

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Housing  ›  Foreign Owned Homes

Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, implement foreign buyer and vacancy taxes instead

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseIncrease

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, anyone who pays taxes should have the right to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNationalize

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseFederal

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

Should the government subsidize the building of 1.4 million new homes over the next four years?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, but cap the maximum benefit at $2k

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

SB>SB  Party influenceAbolish

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

SB>SB  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo, classify it as a commodity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

SB>SB  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

SB>SB  Stephanie Bell voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

SB>SB  Party’s support baseNo