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Yves-François Blanchet’s Policies



Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party influenceNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and do not privatize any services

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and the government should provide free university education

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and exceed the guidelines and be the world leader in environmental standards

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, there are only two genders which are genetically not psychologically determined

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, preservation of our forests outweighs the economic benefits

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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseProvincial, but with federal funding and regulated standards

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, preventative dental care is an important aspect of long term health

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for low income families

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, do not build the pipeline and shut down all oil production in the tar sands

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, sovereignty cannot solve Quebec's problems

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, first offence should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, further offences result in jailtime

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

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)?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

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?

  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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for low income pensioners

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for non-essential services

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only for low income families and single parents

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseProvincial

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNationalize

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but cap the maximum benefit at $2k

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and lower the cap to 50%

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but at a lower rate than non-seasonal workers

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Party influenceAbolish

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Party influenceNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only if they are non-profit

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Party’s support baseYes