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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbasePro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

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

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

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


Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party influenceNo

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

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, 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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and raise taxes on all income brackets

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

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

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

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

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

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

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

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

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party influenceRaise

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

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  ›  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 Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

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 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, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

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

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 voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseProvincial

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

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  ›  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

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party influenceNo

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

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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, this is necessary to reduce the drug overdose death rate

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party influenceYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party influenceNo

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

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseMore

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

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party influenceNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNationalize

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

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  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Party influenceYes

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  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  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?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseProvincial

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

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

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  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, and the tax should be at least 5%

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Party influenceAbolish

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, if they pay into it

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Party influenceYes

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseNeither, maintain the current amount

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

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

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Yves-François Blanchet voterbaseYes