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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

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

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes


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Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsReform to a flat tax

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Party’s support baseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Public statementsMore, but end all federal funding as this is a provincial issue

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 baseNo

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?

  Public statementsNo

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  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsProvincial

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo, this is a waste of time and money

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

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

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  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

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Public statementsNo, and make the process easier for refugees

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, 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?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsNo, it should be raised

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Public statementsNo, and repeal the Canadian Pension Plan

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

  Public statementsPrivatize

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Public statementsNo, we should decriminalize most drugs

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Foreign Owned Homes

Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  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 statementsNo

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Public statementsThe government should not be involved in education

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Public statementsAbolish

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Public statementsNo, and the government should not be involved in employment insurance for any industry

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Public statementsNeither, replace it with a work VISA program

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?

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

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

  Public statementsLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

  Public statementsYes