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December 8th, 2013

P 1.3 Fiscal Transparency

In October of 2013, the information commissioner of Canada called out the government for failing to respect Canada’s freedom-of-information law by not releasing requested documents in a timely fashion. ...

Our Question: Should all expenses and their supporting documents be available for Canadians to access online?

Vote 1 Comments 38 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.2 Banning Political Lobbying

The risk when it comes to lobbying is that decisions will be made that are in corporate interests rather than those of the public at large, and that politicians will be unduly influenced by deep-pocketed suitors. ...

Our Question: Should political lobbying be banned?

Vote 11 Comments 35 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.1 Anti-corruption legislation

What if elected officials were held responsible for their actions, and the actions of their staffs taken on their behalf? Would a prime minister or member of parliament think twice about shady dealings if there were real, tangible - not just political - consequences to be faced? If fraud in the political arena were treated the same as fraud in private business? ...

Our Question: Should anti-corruption legislation be enacted to treat elected officials as regular citizens when they break the law or defraud the public?

Vote 7 Comments 41 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 2nd, 2013

Have your say on #FATCA

In March of 2010, the United States government passed, as part of a hiring incentive act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which will take effect in 2014. Why should Canadians care? Because FATCA requires banks in foreign countries - such as Canada - to disclose information to the US’s Internal Revenue Service about bank accounts held by US citizens in those countries. ...

Our Question: Should Canada comply with the requirements of  FATCA?

Vote 6 Comments 35 Votes Official Position: No

December 2nd, 2013

Elected Officials (Senate and House) being absent from work and filing fraudulent expense reports

The country may doze, but this is one scandal that doesn’t sleep. In what may be the quietest days of the news cycle’s quietest months, the Senate is busily generating new revelations of ugly allegations. And next week a fresh chapter opens, when the long-awaited report on expense claims by Sen. Pamela Wallin finally lands on the desk of the Senate’s internal economy committee. How long will it take for those details to be leaked, do you suppose? ...

Our Question: Should elected officials' attendance and expenses information be made public?

Vote 15 Comments 158 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 2nd, 2013

Government-paid Advertising as a Conflict of Interest (Updated)

The current federal government has spent more that $400 million in taxpayer dollars on advertising over the past five years. The media companies accepting that money are largely also reporting the news; is this a conflict of interest that needs to be addressed? ...

Our Question: Should the government be banned from paid advertising?

Vote 15 Comments 101 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 2nd, 2013

Senate Reform

On November 16, 2010, in a highly unusual move, the Senate defeated the Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311) after it had been passed by the lower house of Parliament. Given that the Senate consists of 105 unelected members who, strictly speaking, are appointed by the Governor General (although in practice are put in place by the current prime minister) and have no accountability to the electorate, it is unsurprising that this move stirred many Canadians' ire and re-ignited calls for Senate reform.. ...

Our Question: Should it be a priority of the federal government to reform the Senate?

Vote 24 Comments 124 Votes Official Position: Abolish Senate altogether

December 2nd, 2013

2015 General Elections - Campaign Strategy

With the General Elections coming fast, we must prepare campaign teams in several districts and start enlisting volunteer support and raise funds in order to be able to run serious campaigns. Those interested to start Electoral District Associations and to run as Candidates are invited to contact the leadership team. ...

November 2nd, 2013

Loi n°78 : Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l’enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent

Ce projet de loi vise à permettre aux étudiants de recevoir l'enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent (aussi connu sous le nom de la loi matraque ou anti-manifestations). ...

Our Question: Êtes-vous en faveur de la loi n°78 : Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l’enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent?

Vote 1 Comments 4 Votes

November 2nd, 2013

Should pedestrians and Bicyclists have priority over automobiles in the downtown core?

It is important to know the general feelings reguarding this subject, and wether we should continue to follow the examples of our european counterparts in improving our city centers. ...

Our Question: Should pedestrians and bicyclists have strict priority over automobiles In the city center

Vote 2 Comments 0 Votes

November 2nd, 2013

Big Government versus effective government

Can we be effective as a government if we are big government? Because we are big government does it automatically mean we are ineffective and inefficient? ...

Our Question: Propose that government be pared down to be more effective and efficient.

Vote 11 Comments 22 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 25th, 2013

Forum Re-designed to Draw Issues from our Grassroots Base

Creation of a general forum where anyone can post comments or sub topics within the categories of Federal/Provincial/Municipal/Other and a new system of organizing the results. This new forum would in no way replace the existing voting area and would be entirely separate. ...

Our Question: Should we have a more traditional forum available to bring grassroots issues to attention and possible vote?

Vote 4 Comments 28 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 25th, 2013

MIRROR the OP site for interested Municipalities

Stimulate interest and generate publicity by reusing the existing voting software on this site to represent Members cities. ...

Our Question: Is mirroring the voting software to offer voting on individual municipal issues worth considering?

Vote 1 Comments 0 Votes

October 9th, 2013

OPC Needs Volunteers!

We're approaching a busy by-elections period and at the same time we're planning the development of the new version of our website. Your help is needed now. If you are interested please browse through the available positions and contact us with your interest. Thank you! ...

Our Question: Would you like to help OPC as a volunteer?

Vote 2 Comments 39 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 29th, 2013

Reduce the Salaries of Federal Politicians to $100,000

In 2013-14 Canadian Senators make at least $135,200 yearly. "..in 2013 Canadian MPs... make $160,200 yearly." Should the salaries of our federal politicians be reduced to $100,000 yearly? ...

Our Question: Should the salary of all MPs and Senators be reduced to $100,000 yearly?

Vote 29 Comments 77 Votes
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Important:

September 18th, 2009
OPC Administrative: Tolerance Margin

Our Question: What should the Tolerance Margin be?


March 16th, 2014
OPC's Political Manifesto: Wake up Canada!

Our Question: Do you agree with and offer to SHARE this political manifesto?


June 12th, 2012
What do we stand for? - Our Platform

June 28th, 2011
OPC Discussion Board

March 30th, 2015
Party for Accountability, Competency and Transparency - Political Platform

Our Question: Do you support the PACT For CANADA?


September 26th, 2010
Lobbying - an ethical dilemma (Updated)

Our Question: Should Lobbying continue to be allowed?


August 30th, 2010
Labour Unions in the Public Sector (Updated)

Our Question: Should Unions be eliminated from Governmental organizations?


March 25th, 2014
OPC Candidate - Electoral District 35095 - Trinity--Spadina, ON

Our Question: Please vote for one of the eligible candidate(s):


March 25th, 2014
OPC Candidate - Electoral District 48020 - Macleod, AB

Our Question: Please vote for one of the eligible candidate(s):


March 25th, 2014
OPC Candidate - Electoral District 48001 - Fort McMurray--Athabasca, AB

Our Question: Please vote for one of the eligible candidate(s):


May 14th, 2012
Public Influence on Federal Budgeting

Our Question: Should Canadians be able to directly influence federal spending in the budget?


June 27th, 2011
Should Canada Post be Considered an 'Essential Service'? (Updated)

Our Question: Should Canada Post be declared an essential service (strike ban)?


October 28th, 2010
National Debt: A Crisis in the Making? (Updated)

Our Question: Should national debt be a priority for the Canadian government?


October 25th, 2010
How do I sign up?

September 15th, 2010
Canadian participation in the War in Afghanistan

Our Question: Should Canada end their participation in the war in Afghanistan now?


June 13th, 2010
Legalizing Marijuana in Canada

Our Question: Should the use of marijuana be legalized in Canada?


Past Issues:

August 19th, 2013
Passing International Treaties through Parliament

Our Question: Should we "require that all international treaties be passed through parliament as a standard bill, requiring the full approval of both houses"?

August 12th, 2013
Swearing Allegiance to the Queen

Our Question: Should people seeking Canadian citizenship be required to swear allegiance to the Queen?

August 12th, 2013
Generic Drug Manufacturers Exempt from Lawsuits in US

Our Question: Should all drug manufacturers be liable for any harm that their products cause?

August 12th, 2013
Lead Export

Our Question: Should Canada ban the export of lead for uses that would be illegal within Canada?

August 12th, 2013
Northern Gateway Pipeline

Our Question: Should the Northern Gateway Pipeline be built?

July 22nd, 2013
Sovereignty & Money Supply

Our Question: Should the creation of Currency be in the hands of private corporations

July 21st, 2013
Electoral reform: Proportional representation (fair voting) in Canada

Our Question: Should we adopt a Proportional Representation electoral system at the Federal level?

July 16th, 2013
Publicity of Certain Information By Default

Our Question: Should we "aim to ensure that all available information that could be requested under a Freedom of Information request is digitized and made public by default as part of a natural filing system, without cost for the public to access them"?

July 12th, 2013
Bill C-30: Online Surveillance

Our Question: In favour of Bill C-30?

July 11th, 2013
Accessibility of Governmental Meeting Minutes

Our Question: Should we "require minutes of all meetings of officials on government business to be accessible through Freedom of Information requests"?

July 3rd, 2013
Long Term Contracts for Teachers

Our Question: Should BC pursue a 10 year contract with the BCTF?

July 3rd, 2013
Annual General Meeting of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties - June 2013
June 27th, 2013
Bottled Water

Our Question: Should Canada ban the sale of bottled water?

June 26th, 2013
Automate Adding Bills to vote on

Our Question: Should we pay $600 to have all bills automatically added as issues to the website?

June 19th, 2013
The Right to Force a Provincial By-Election

Our Question: Should constituents have the right to force a by-election in the event of a loss of confidence in their MPP?

June 19th, 2013
The Right to Force a Federal By-Election

Our Question: Should constituents have the right to force a by-election in the event of a loss of confidence in their MP?

June 17th, 2013
Long-Term Economic Growth as a Goal

Our Question: Should we aim to foster long-term growth of Canada's economy?

June 17th, 2013
Economic Growth Until Roughly 2050

Our Question: Should we aim to foster growth of Canada's economy until roughly 2050?

June 4th, 2013
Monsanto is doing a great job!
June 4th, 2013
Processed Meats Declared too Dangerous for Human Consumption

Our Question: Ban Processed Meats in Canada?

June 3rd, 2013
Community Farming

Our Question: Should Canada do more to promote the planting of food plants in place of tradition inedible landscaping?

June 3rd, 2013
Misleading Product Labeling

Our Question: Should Canada impose stricter enforcement on misleading product labeling?

May 27th, 2013
FDA Report Identifies Significant Uncompetitive Processes in the Canadian Electoral System
May 27th, 2013
Petition: We Demand Rob Ford To Resign!

Our Question: Do you support this Petition?

May 26th, 2013
A Nation in Crisis: Household Debt

Our Question: Should the government intervene to prevent (not reduce) household debt?