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The quick guide to Canada’s political parties stances on economic issues

Complete list of the political parties political stances on economic issues

Liberal

Liberal’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Raise Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Liberal have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Fewer Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: No Source

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Help Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal’s answer: No, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity Source

New Democratic

New Democratic’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

New Democratic have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: Yes Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Raise Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

New Democratic have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

New Democratic’s answer: Yes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Fewer Source

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

New Democratic have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

New Democratic’s answer: No Source

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: Yes Source

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

New Democratic’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

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

New Democratic’s answer: Help Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Yes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: No Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Yes Source

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

New Democratic have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: Yes, but only for low income pensioners Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: No Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: No, and neither should corporations and business organizations Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

New Democratic’s answer: No Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: Yes Source

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

New Democratic’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

Conservative

Conservative’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Conservative have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Conservative’s answer: No, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle Source

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

Conservative’s answer: Lower Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Conservative have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

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

Conservative’s answer: More, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled Source

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

Conservative have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

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

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

Conservative’s answer: No Source

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

Conservative’s answer: Hurt Source

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

Conservative’s answer: No Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

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

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

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

Conservative’s answer: No, any worker should be rewarded based on their success Source

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

Conservative have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Conservative’s answer: Yes, but only for low income pensioners Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Conservative’s answer: No Source

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

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

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

Conservative’s answer: No Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Conservative’s answer: Yes Source

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

Conservative’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

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

Conservative’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

Green

Green’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green’s answer: Raise Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal Source

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green’s answer: No Source

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

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

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

Green’s answer: Regardless, raise the maximum rate so high wage earners can contribute more Source

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

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

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, but only for low income pensioners Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

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

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Green have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Bloc Québécois

Bloc Québécois’ political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Raise Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Yes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies Source

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Regardless, allow employees the option to contribute an additional 5%-10% Source

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois’ answer: No, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse Source

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Yes Source

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Yes Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Bloc Québécois’ answer: Yes Source

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Bloc Québécois have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Christian Heritage

Christian Heritage’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage’s answer: Lower Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage’s answer: No, past free trade deals have been unfair to our citizens Source

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Christian Heritage’s answer: Yes Source

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

Christian Heritage’s answer: Regardless, allow employees the option to opt-out of the CPP and invest in a private pension plan Source

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage’s answer: Yes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Christian Heritage’s answer: Yes Source

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Christian Heritage’s answer: Yes Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Christian Heritage’s answer: No, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts Source

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage’s answer: No, instead provide training and job placement assistance into non-seasonal jobs Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Christian Heritage’s answer: Yes Source

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Heritage have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Libertarian

Libertarian’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Libertarian’s answer: Reform to a flat tax Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian’s answer: Lower Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian’s answer: Yes Source

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Libertarian’s answer: No Source

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

Libertarian’s answer: No Source

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian’s answer: No, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

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

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Libertarian’s answer: No, and repeal the Canadian Pension Plan Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Libertarian’s answer: No, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts Source

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian’s answer: No, and the government should not be involved in employment insurance for any industry Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Libertarian’s answer: Yes, income splitting provides tax fairness Source

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Libertarian have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Communist

Communist’s political views on economic issues

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 have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Communist’s answer: Raise Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Communist have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Communist’s answer: No, past free trade deals have been unfair to our citizens Source

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

Communist’s answer: Fewer Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

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

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 Source

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

Communist’s answer: Help 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 increased spending on infrastructure Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Communist’s answer: No, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses Source

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

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

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No 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 Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Communist’s answer: No Source

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

Communist’s answer: Yes Source

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

Communist have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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