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Steven A. Dyck’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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbasePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes


Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck 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?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SAD>SAD  Party influenceFederal

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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseLess

Education  ›  International Students

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseHelp

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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes, and regularly review recent immigrants to ensure they have become productive citizens

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseMore

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

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

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Housing  ›  Foreign Owned Homes

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNationalize

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes, but not at the expense of farmland and green space

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

SAD>SAD  Party influenceElect, and require members to be non-partisan

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

SAD>SAD  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

SAD>SAD  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Aluminum Quotas

Should Canada put quotas on its aluminum exports?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes