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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

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

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?

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


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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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

  Party’s support baseYes

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  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  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  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

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

  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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseLower

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  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

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for children

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  International Students

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

  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 Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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 baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

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

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

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

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  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  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

  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

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

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Party’s support baseProvincial

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the tax should be at least 20%

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

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

the Economy  ›  Aluminum Quotas

Should Canada put quotas on its aluminum exports?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

  Party’s support baseNo