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Stephen J. Kotze’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze 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?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SJK>SJK  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?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

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?

SJK>SJK  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?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

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)?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

SJK>SJK  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?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes, for most but not all drugs

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

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

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SJK>SJK  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?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

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?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes, and limited to three terms

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes, and lower the cap to 20%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

SJK>SJK  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?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseElect, and require members to be non-partisan

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

SJK>SJK  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?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

SJK>SJK  Stephen J. Kotze votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

SJK>SJK  Party’s support baseNo