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March 14th, 2012

Robocalls: How Seriously Should Election Offences Be Punished?

If history is an indicator, the person or persons responsible for the robocall scandal will likely face fairly light consequences - should punishment for this type of crime be beefed up? ...

Our Question: Do you support severe punishment for election offences?

Vote 6 Comments 36 Votes Official Position: Yes

January 18th, 2012

Anti-piracy Legislation (Updated)

January 18, 2012 was a day of Internet protest against proposed anti-piracy laws in the U.S. that would also affect Canadian websites. Should we be pursuing similar legislation? ...

Our Question: Should Canada be pursuing tougher anti-piracy laws similar to SOPA and PIPA?

Vote 4 Comments 60 Votes Official Position: No

January 17th, 2012

A National Strategy on Bedbugs (Updated)

North American cities have seen a surge in bedbug infestations over the past few years, after the pests were almost eradicated after World War II. Some are calling on the federal government to create a national strategy on bedbugs. ...

Our Question: Should the federal government fast track a national strategy on bedbugs?

Vote 3 Comments 47 Votes Official Position: Yes

January 17th, 2012

Water and Alberta's Oil Sands (Updated)

A six-member scientific panel, appointed by the Alberta government to review controversial findings of a University of Alberta study on contamination of the Athabasca River, released its findings Wednesday, and backed the study's results: that northern Alberta watersheds are being directly contaminated by oil sands development. ...

Our Question: Is enough being done to protect water in Alberta's oil sands?

Vote 4 Comments 56 Votes

January 17th, 2012

Should Canadian Passports Contain More Personal Information? (Updated)

Canada will be rolling out ePassports in 2012, putting the basic personal information contained on a passport into an embedded microchip. The technology, however, would allow far more detail about a passport holder to be included, making passports more secure, and easier to use. ...

Our Question: Do you agree with including more personal information on passports?

Vote 1 Comments 49 Votes Official Position: No

January 17th, 2012

Government Contracts Awarded Without Bidding

The federal government enters into nearly half-a-million purchasing contracts every year, totalling $20 billion in taxpayer funds. While rules exist to ensure a competitive bidding process is followed when awarding these contracts, there is evidence that they are not always followed. Do the rules need to be changed? ...

Our Question: Should federal policy rules be amended to mandate a proper bidding process for contracts?

Vote 2 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 30th, 2011

Bill C-10 - Safe Streets and Communities Act [Omnibus Crime Bill] (Updated)

This comprehensive legislation, passed on March 12, 2012, re-introduced reforms debated by Parliament during the previous session, and is meant to target crime and terrorism and provide support and protection to victims of crime. ...

Our Question: Should the Government of Canada adopt Bill C-10 - Safe Streets and Communities Act (Omnibus Crime Bill)?

Vote 3 Comments 44 Votes

November 21st, 2011

Bill C-20 - Fair Representation Act (Electoral Boundaries Readjustment)

The Minister of State for Democratic Reform, Tim Uppal, introduced the Fair Representation Act (Bill C-20) on October 27, 2011. This Act is meant to address the representation gap experienced by Canadians living in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta by moving every single province closer to representation by population. In its proposed form, this Act would add 30 new seats in the House of Commons, bringing the total number of seats to 338 from the current 308. ...

Our Question: Should the Government of Canada adopt Bill C-20 - Fair Representation Act (Electoral Boundaries Readjustment)?

Vote 8 Comments 57 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 18th, 2011

OPC Administrative: Should the Online Party of Canada officially adopt a Constitution?

By definition, adopting an official Constitution is not a mandatory requirement for registering a political party at the federal level in Canada; however, by convention, all major parties in Canada and around the world have adopted such documents to govern their internal operations. As the Online Party of Canada is fast approaching registration, is it time to adopt a Constitution? ...

Our Question: Should the Online Party of Canada officially adopt a Constitution?

Vote 5 Comments 31 Votes

November 8th, 2011

Geographical Requirements for Politicians

Most provinces require voters to be residents for at least six months; federal political candidates don’t have to live in their ridings. Are the geographical requirements really fair? ...

Our Question: Would it be fair to require a candidate live in a riding for at least six months prior to an election?

Vote 7 Comments 66 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 7th, 2011

Reducing Litigation in Canada

Are there too many frivolous lawsuits in Canada, and if so, should the government do something about the problem? ...

Our Question: Should Parliament consider anti-litigation policies?

Vote 7 Comments 48 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 4th, 2011

Car rental agencies and their deceiving pricing practices

Anyone who has ever rented a car knows that the final price often differs from the quoted one. Should the rental industry be forced to provide better disclosure of mandatory fees? ...

Our Question: Should the government force vehicle rental agencies to better disclose their real prices?

Vote 5 Comments 53 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 3rd, 2011

Reigning in the Pharmaceuticals Industry

Although the marketing efforts of pharmaceutical companies are more closely regulated in Canada than the United States, some say more could be done to prevent unneeded prescriptions and conflicts of interest. ...

Our Question: Should the government be regulating the pharmaceutical industry with more scrutiny?

Vote 5 Comments 49 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 1st, 2011

Public Service Customer Satisfaction Programs

Public servants continue to receive negative reinforcement from those for whom they ultimately work: only truly egregious behaviour garners any attention. Perhaps there should be a way for taxpayers to rate the service they receive. ...

Our Question: Should the government create a public service customer satisfaction program?

Vote 4 Comments 48 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 1st, 2011

Should Internet Infrastructure be Nationalized?

There are unquestionably problems inherent in Canada’s Internet delivery infrastructure, and they are arguably becoming worse. Could nationalizing that infrastructure be a solution? ...

Our Question: Should Internet infrastructure be nationalized?

Vote 7 Comments 52 Votes Official Position: Yes
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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:

November 1st, 2011
Reforming the CRTC

Our Question: Should the CRTC be reformed to ensure it prioritizes consumers’ interests?

October 24th, 2011
Should the Charter of the French Language be repealed in Quebec?

Our Question: Should the Charter of the French Language be repealed in Quebec?

October 24th, 2011
OPC Administrative: Should the Online Party of Canada be a founding member of E2D International?

Our Question: Should the Online Party of Canada be a founding member of E2D International?

October 21st, 2011
Should Canadian Shipbuilding Contracts Have Been Divided Equally?

Our Question: Should the government have awarded its recent shipbuilding contracts more equally?

October 21st, 2011
Reducing Canada's Military Footprint

Our Question: Should the government reduce spending on the Canadian Forces?

October 20th, 2011
Are Wireless Rates Too High in Canada?

Our Question: Should the CRTC regulate wireless carriers' rates?

October 18th, 2011
Peacekeeping under a UN Flag

Our Question: Should Canada support the creation and deployment of UN forces under a UN flag for any attack or peacekeeping missions abroad?

October 18th, 2011
International Economic Cooperation

Our Question: Should the government be more aggressive in fostering international economic cooperation?

October 18th, 2011
Government Care: A New Philosophy on Social Assistance

Our Question: Should Canadian social assistance be consolidated into government care, which provides benefits to children and youth so long as they remain in school, a government pension, and unemployment assistance?

October 11th, 2011
Is Canada Wasting Its Money Addressing Climate Change? (Updated)

Our Question: Should the federal government focus on significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands in an effort to meet its international commitments?

October 4th, 2011
Getting Guns Out of Canada

Our Question: Should Canada ban all firearms except for registered hunting rifles?

October 4th, 2011
Free Trade Between Canada and the European Union: The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Our Question: Should negotiations of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement be put on hold, pending public consultation?

October 4th, 2011
Universal Broadband Access

Our Question: Should the federal government mandate universal broadband access, and supply a portion of the funding to implement it?

September 30th, 2011
Should Violent and Dangerous Sports be Banned?

Our Question: Should violence and undue aggression be banned from Canadian sports like hockey?

September 30th, 2011
Vertical Integration Among Canadian Broadcasters

Our Question: Should the federal government take steps to limit vertical integration among Canadian broadcasters?

September 28th, 2011
Elimination of Government Contractors and Consultants

Our Question: Should the federal government use fewer contractors and consultants, investing in in-house talent instead?

September 27th, 2011
Should Sex Offenders be Castrated?

Our Question: Should the Canadian correctional system chemically castrate sex offenders in more cases?

September 26th, 2011
Palestinian Statehood - Have Your Say! Is Canada too close to Israel on this?

Our Question: Has Canada become too biased toward Israel?

September 20th, 2011
Stronger Enforcement for Privacy Violations

Our Question: Should the Office of the Privacy Commissioner be given new powers to deal with personal privacy violations?

September 20th, 2011
Should Childcare be a National Responsibility?

Our Question: Should the federal government drastically increase spending on regulated daycare?

September 19th, 2011
Canada Wide Standard for Smog (Particulate Matter) and Ozone

Our Question: Should the government consider setting a new Canada Wide Standard for Ozone?

September 16th, 2011
If Transit Were Free, Would You Use It?

Our Question: If public transit were free of charge, would you consider taking it instead of driving?

September 16th, 2011
Should Interest Rates Be Capped, and Loans Harder to Get?

Our Question: Do you support capping credit card and personal loan interest rates and stricter loan regulations?

September 15th, 2011
Should Community Outreach Programs Receive Government Funding?

Our Question: Should community outreach programs targeting disadvantaged children receive more government funding?

September 15th, 2011
Bill C-30 (Updated) - Internet Lawful Access

Our Question: Do you support implementing safeguards that mandate court oversight before ISPs disclose customer information to law enforcement?