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November 1st, 2011

Reforming the CRTC

Recent rulings by the CRTC may suggest that its mandate could benefit from reform, specifically by defining in whose interests it is intended to operate. ...

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

Vote 5 Comments 49 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 24th, 2011

Should the Charter of the French Language be repealed in Quebec?

For more than 25 years, French has been the only official language in Quebec, much to the chagrin of some citizens and businesses operating in the province. Should this be re-addressed? ...

Our Question: Should the Charter of the French Language be repealed in Quebec?

Vote 24 Comments 61 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 24th, 2011

OPC Administrative: Should the Online Party of Canada be a founding member of E2D International?

All over the world, non-partisan electronic direct democracy (E2D) parties have recently been started independently at local, regional and national levels; inspired by the collaborative potential of the Internet to bring true democracy to the political arena, we are all fighting for the same goal: to give power back to the People. Should OPC help create and join with other E2D parties under a political international? ...

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

Vote 11 Comments 29 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 21st, 2011

Should Canadian Shipbuilding Contracts Have Been Divided Equally?

The federal government just awarded $33 billion worth of contracts to two of Canada’s three major shipbuilders - is that fair? ...

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

Vote 15 Comments 49 Votes

October 21st, 2011

Reducing Canada's Military Footprint

About 10 percent of federal government spending goes to defence, adding up to nearly $22 billion. While the current government’s intention is to increase that number by nearly 40% over the next 17 years, perhaps we should re-evaluate our priorities and decide if this is necessary. ...

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

Vote 14 Comments 53 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 20th, 2011

Are Wireless Rates Too High in Canada?

Canadians pay more for wireless service than nearly any other developed country, yet the CRTC does not regulate the industry because the market is “sufficiently competitive.” ...

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

Vote 13 Comments 65 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 18th, 2011

Peacekeeping under a UN Flag

Canada has usually waited for the United Nations Security Council to sanction an attack or peacekeeping mission before we agree to participate, most controversially when we opted out of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Some say we should formalize this policy, performing all of our international military duties 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?

Vote 11 Comments 49 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 18th, 2011

International Economic Cooperation

While Canada’s policies on international trade have rightly focused on the US, our biggest trading partner by a wide margin, more could be done to foster international economic cooperation around the world. ...

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

Vote 5 Comments 45 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 18th, 2011

Government Care: A New Philosophy on Social Assistance

A proposal to bundle social assistance programs under the banner of government care, with additional benefits for children, retirees, and the unemployed. ...

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?

Vote 8 Comments 44 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 11th, 2011

Is Canada Wasting Its Money Addressing Climate Change? (Updated)

A lot of money is being spent to address greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, yet the results are disappointing. Should efforts become more focused? ...

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

Vote 32 Comments 83 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 4th, 2011

Getting Guns Out of Canada

There are a significant number of firearms in Canada, and while gun violence has progressively dropped as gun control efforts have been enacted, it remains an issue. Perhaps a total ban on all firearms except hunting rifles is the answer. ...

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

Vote 30 Comments 78 Votes

October 4th, 2011

Free Trade Between Canada and the European Union: The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

While much of the Canadian public is unaware of its existence, a Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement is nearing the end of negotiations, having recently concluded the seventh round of talks since 2009. The deal is worth billions to Canada, but contains provisions considered controversial by some. ...

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

Vote 4 Comments 50 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 4th, 2011

Universal Broadband Access

Canadians are the world’s top Internet users in terms of hours spent online per month, yet more than 600,000 citizens do not have broadband access. A number of countries have set universal broadband targets, and perhaps Canada should do the same. Added Oct 15: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15320628 ...

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

Vote 10 Comments 55 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 30th, 2011

Should Violent and Dangerous Sports be Banned?

Despite it being one of our national pastimes, and a symbol of our country, fighting and other acts of aggression in hockey may be having an ill effect on our populous. ...

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

Vote 12 Comments 55 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 30th, 2011

Vertical Integration Among Canadian Broadcasters

The CRTC’s approval of Bell’s purchase of CTVglobemedia in March was just one of several high profile mergers the Commission approved in the past few years. Some worry that the increasing vertical integration among broadcasters severely limits the voices and perspectives available to Canadians through the media and telecommunications industry. ...

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

Vote 3 Comments 47 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:

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?

September 14th, 2011
Are Oil Companies Making Too Much Profit?

Our Question: Should more of oil companies' profits be going back to the provinces?

September 14th, 2011
Fostering a Robust Canadian Culture Online

Our Question: Do you agree with the CRTC’s hands-off approach to broadcasting on the Internet?

September 13th, 2011
Bullying: A Growing Concern

Our Question: Should the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or something similar, be imposed nationally on schools?

September 12th, 2011
Should the Government be in the Business of Insuring High-risk Mortgages?

Our Question: Should the government continue to be in the business of insuring high-risk mortgages?

September 12th, 2011
Are High Gasoline Prices a Good Thing?

Our Question: Should the federal government try to lower gasoline prices across the country?

September 9th, 2011
A Digital Economy Strategy

Our Question: Should Michael Geist's digital economy strategy proposals be adopted?

September 9th, 2011
Should the Per-vote Party Subsidy be Ended?

Our Question: Should the per-vote subsidy be ended?

September 9th, 2011
Should it be Easier to Qualify for Employment Insurance? (Bill C-280)

Our Question: Should the Employment Insurance system be reformed to make it easier to qualify for benefits?

September 9th, 2011
Online Voting (Updated)

Our Question: Should governments pursue online voting for federal and provincial elections?

September 8th, 2011
Mandating Lower Fuel Consumption in Canadian Vehicles

Our Question: Should Canadian vehicles be subject to stricter fuel consumption rules?

September 8th, 2011
Bill C-10 (Updated) - Young Offenders Sentenced as Adults

Our Question: Should violent young offenders always be sentenced as adults?

September 7th, 2011
Should High School ‘Victory Laps’ be Eliminated?

Our Question: Should Ontario high school students be forced to graduate after meeting provincial requirements?

September 7th, 2011
Should Baby Boomers be Contributing More to Their Future Health Care Costs?

Our Question: Should baby boomers be contributing more toward their future health care costs?

September 2nd, 2011
Should Health Care be a National Responsibility?

Our Question: Should Canadians' health coverage be a federal concern, rather than provincial?

September 1st, 2011
Should the Government Do More to Clean Up the Oil Sands?

Our Question: Should the government do more to protect the environment around oil sands projects?