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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbasePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes


Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

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?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

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?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseFederal

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseRaise

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo, not until all the Aboriginal bands this project affects agree to it

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

SMSD>SMSD  Party influenceNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

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)?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseHelp

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

SMSD>SMSD  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?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

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

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party influenceNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseIncrease

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

SMSD>SMSD  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  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseProvincial

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseNationalize

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

SMSD>SMSD  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseElect

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes, but only if they are non-profit

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

SMSD>SMSD  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

SMSD>SMSD  Sukh Minder Singh Dhaliwal voterbaseYes