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People’s Party platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Canadian voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  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

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only when a high cost threshold is exceeded


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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?

  Party’s support baseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only cap tuition to each student's first year rate

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Party’s support baseYes, and do not privatize any services

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for children

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  International Students

Should low income international students be provided with a free education?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for low income students

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Party’s support baseNo

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, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Freshwater Research

Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

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 baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

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

  Party’s support basePrivatize

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Party’s support baseProvincial

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

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 baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

  Party’s support baseLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Aluminum Quotas

Should Canada put quotas on its aluminum exports?

  Party’s support baseNo