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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Public statementsNo, reduce all weaponry ownership by authority figures and police, and introduce de-escalation training.

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Public statementsNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

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?

  Public statementsYes


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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Public statementsYes, and do not privatize any services

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, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Public statementsYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  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?

  Public statementsYes, and legislate reductions in packaging of consumer items.

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, but scale back our current involvement

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Public statementsYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsRaise

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Public statementsLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsYes, but we should focus more on basic rights such as housing, food, and a livable wage than universal basic income

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Public statementsYes

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)?

  Party’s support baseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Public statementsNo, and make the process easier for refugees

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Party’s support baseNo, we should decriminalize most drugs

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Public statementsYes, aboriginals should be further compensated for their hardships and use of resources

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHelp

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsFewer

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

  Public statementsYes, and we should provide more rehabilitation programs for prisoners

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  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

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  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 baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Public statementsYes, but only if all political parties receive the same amount

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsDecrease, ban private temporary employment agencies, and expand government-provided employment services

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Public statementsNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsFederal

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Public statementsNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  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?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and nationalise the banks

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Public statementsNo

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 statementsYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Public statementsDecrease, and end the temporary foreign worker program

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Public statementsElect

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

  Party’s support baseYes