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Communist’s political stances

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, reduce all weaponry ownership by authority figures and police, and introduce de-escalation training. Source

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

Communist’s answer: No, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, and the government should give them their land back Source

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

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Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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)? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: Nationalize Source

Should government workers be allowed to strike? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Abolish, the recent corruption scandals have proven that any unelected body of government is detrimental towards democracy Source

Do you support a national daycare policy? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, but only for low income families and single parents Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Healthcare issues

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, but only when a high cost threshold is exceeded Source

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

Communist’s answer: Less, and provide more government funding Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, but only for low income citizens Source

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Federal Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist voters: No Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: Decrease, ban private temporary employment agencies, and expand government-provided employment services Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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

Communist’s answer: Decrease, and end the temporary foreign worker program Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Increase Source

Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, it is a slippery slope towards a police state Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, Saudi Arabia has more than enough money to fund their own wars Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Should Canadian soldiers be more involved in Iraq? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

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Environmental issues

Should cities offer private companies economic incentives to relocate? stats discuss

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, and legislate reductions in packaging of consumer items. Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, not until all the Aboriginal bands this project affects agree to it Source

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, this is a waste of time and money Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Raise Source

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

Communist’s answer: Fewer Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, but we should focus more on basic rights such as housing, food, and a livable wage than universal basic income Source

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, free trade puts downward pressure on wages and undermines consumer and environmental protections Source

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, but only for low income families Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

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

Communist voters: No Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, but in the form of assisting sectors most heavily hit by the recession Source

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

Communist’s answer: No, the government should not interfere with the free market Source

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: No, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, income splitting is unfair to low income families Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, but with limits set for workers with above average seasonal salaries Source

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, higher premiums could be used to reinvest in the economy and reduce the government's liability to fund payments to seniors Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Education issues

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, recent tuition increases at universities across the country are too high and need to be capped Source

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Both shared Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Electoral issues

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes, and funding should be proportional to the amount of votes they receive Source

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

Communist’s answer: No, but allow donations from unions and non-profits Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Science issues

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

Criminal issues

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

Communist’s answer: Yes, and we should provide more rehabilitation programs for prisoners Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist voters: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Communist voters: Yes Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

National Security issues

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Communist voters: No Source

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