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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Public statementsYes


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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Donor influenceNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Public statementsYes, but only for children

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsProvincial

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Public statementsYes, but only selective logging, no clearcutting, and a plan for regrowth

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsRaise

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Public statementsYes

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?

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men)

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsProvincial, the federal government should not have a role in education

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Public statementsNationalize

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Public statementsAbolish

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Party’s support baseYes