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Steven A. Dyck’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

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 votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

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 votersYes

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  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck 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?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

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  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes, but make the process easier for skilled workers

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

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 votersNo

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 votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersHelp

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersMore

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SAD>SAD  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?

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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 votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

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 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)?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck 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?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

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

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

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

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

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersProvincial

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

SAD>SAD  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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

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

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

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

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

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

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  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

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

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’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck 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?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

SAD>SAD  Steven A. Dyck votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

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 votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

SAD>SAD  Party’s support baseNo