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Ted Opitz’s Policies

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo, and implement a two tier public/private system

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, recent tuition increases at universities across the country are too high and need to be capped

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

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?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes, but scale back our current involvement

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

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?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersProvincial

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersLower

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersMore

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz 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)?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

TO>TO  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?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, but only for medical use

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes, for most but not all drugs

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersHurt

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersMore

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

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?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersPrivatize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersProvincial

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersIncrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes, but at a lower rate than non-seasonal workers

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo, and eliminate funding

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

TO>TO  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

TO>TO  Ted Opitz votersNo