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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

R>R  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

R>R  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?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should provide free university education

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

R>R  Party’s support baseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

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?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo, instead of monetary funds, we should instead offer assistance in the form of education, training, and social programs

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

R>R  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, but make the process easier for skilled workers

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)?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo

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?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

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

R>R  Party’s support baseNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

R>R  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?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

R>R  Party’s support baseProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

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

R>R  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?

R>R  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should limit the number of homes that can be bought by a single person or corporation

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

R>R  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

R>R  Party’s support baseIncrease

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

R>R  Party’s support baseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

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

R>R  Party’s support baseYes