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December 23rd, 2010

Cross-border Shopping

As the Canadian dollar flirts with parity, it can be difficult for many Canadians to resist the lure of cross-border shopping. The savings gained from buying in the US can be substantial: in 1997, luxury cars were an average of $14,000 less south of the border, a fact that helped prompt a Toronto-based lawsuit accusing the industry of inflating prices. ...

Our Question: Should the cross-border shopping be made easier and less expensive?

Vote 8 Comments 29 Votes

December 9th, 2010

Airport Security

Recent years have seen regulators take an increasingly severe stance toward airport security, especially in light of new attempts to smuggle bombs onboard domestic or international flights. Of late in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented controversial enhanced screening measures, including detailed full-body scanning and invasive pat downs that some have suggested border on molestation. ...

Our Question: Have Canadian authorities gone too far in an effort to make air travel safe?

Vote 7 Comments 53 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 4th, 2010

Should Remembrance Day be a Statutory Holiday Across Canada? (Updated)

Remembrance Day is a public holiday, meaning it is not recognized as statutory in every province: Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec do not mark Remembrance Day a statutory holiday, other than for government employees. ...

Our Question: Should the federal government mandate that Remembrance Day be a national statutory holiday?

Vote 7 Comments 76 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 1st, 2010

Moratorium on shale gas extraction in Canada / Moratoire sur l'exploitation des gaz de schiste au Canada ***UPDATED JAN. 27th, 2011***

Le débat sur l’exploitation du gaz de schiste au Québec se poursuit. La rive sud du Saint-Laurent entre Québec et Montréal serait riche en dépôt de gaz de schiste et le potentiel d’accroître considérablement les approvisionnements énergétiques mondiaux est grand. Cependant, plusieurs de plus en plus de citoyens s'inquiètent des impacts de l'exploitation future de cette source d'énergie fossile au Québec. ...

Our Question: Would you support a temporary moratorium on shale gas extraction in Canada?

Vote 2 Comments 38 Votes Official Position: Oui / Yes

November 18th, 2010

Transparent Government Budgeting and Expenditures Reporting

Budgeting is among the most contentious of activities carried out by any level of government: elected officials pick and choose priorities and attempt to make wise use of taxpayer money, balancing the needs of the many against the needs of the few. Inevitably, not all of the people can be satisfied all of the time, but to some it appears that public dollars are spent cavalierly, in part because those transactions are not subject to public scrutiny. ...

Our Question: What measures should be taken to increase transparency in budgeting procedures and expenditures?

Vote 5 Comments 54 Votes Official Position: Both of the above

November 18th, 2010

Bill C-311 (Updated) - Action on Climate Change

At the end of 2011, the Conservative government formally announced its intention to withdraw Canada from the Kyoto protocol. What's next? ...

Our Question: Should the Canadian government re-introduce a bill similar to Bill C-311, taking aggressive action on climate change?

Vote 21 Comments 78 Votes

November 9th, 2010

Mandatory Retirement for Elected Officials

Toronto, Canada- Nov 2nd 2010- Over a year ago all the provinces, minus New Brunswick, abolished the law that employers had the right to fire any employee over the age of 65. Each province has its own technical definition of mandatory retirement, however most provinces and territories are in agreement that a mandatory retirement age constitutes a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is a discriminatory, outdated philosophy based on the idea that the older you are, the smaller your contribution the workforce. ...

Our Question: Should there be mandatory retirement age for elected officials?

Vote 7 Comments 66 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 9th, 2010

Consumption of hard drugs among minors

The potential harm to youth of substance abuse is obviously dire: teens may engage in all manner of risky behavior when under the influence, including unprotected sexual intercourse and impaired driving. Hard drugs are especially dangerous, given the risk of overdose, medical complications, addiction, and the use of toxic chemicals being to cut the drugs' purity. ...

Our Question: What should the federal government do about hard drug use among youth?

Vote 8 Comments 32 Votes

November 6th, 2010

Free Public Transit

While considered an environmentally friendly alternative to commuting by car, public transit only truly has a smaller carbon footprint when it is used heavily - if busses are driving around nearly empty, the planet would be better off without them. It is vital that we increase ridership in urban centres across the country to reduce the pollution and greenhouse gasses emitted from our cities. One way to accomplish this could be to make public transit free for all riders. ...

Our Question: Should the government explore making transit service free in urban centres?

Vote 13 Comments 79 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 6th, 2010

Tax Simplification and Fairness (lower rates for low income brackets)

Every spring, as the deadline to file income tax returns approaches, Canadians pull out their receipts, gather their T4 slips, and either visit an accountant, launch specialized computer software, or put aside a few hours to go through the government's forms themselves. Not many could tell you what their results would be ahead of time - will they owe money, or is a refund due? - thanks to our labyrinthine taxation system filled with exemptions and complex rules. Different citizens are taxed at different rates depending on their personal circumstances and the skill of their accountants at interpreting the regulations. It's not surprising, then, that some have called for a flat tax in this country. ...

Our Question: Should Canada use a flat tax system and lower rates for lower income brackets?

Vote 24 Comments 77 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 4th, 2010

Bill C-11 (Updated) - Canadian Copyright Act

Three attempts have been made to update the Canadian Copyright Act since 2005, including Bill C-32 (the Copyright Modernization Act), currently under consideration by parliament. ...

Our Question: Should the Copyright Modernization Act be amended to allow consumers to break digital locks when doing so is necessary to lawfully use content?

Vote 6 Comments 82 Votes Official Position: Yes

November 4th, 2010

Getting rid of the penny (Updated)

There have been repeated talks about getting rid of the penny in Canada as it is estimated that it costs the Royal Canadian Mint 1.8¢ to produce a 1¢ coin, even though the Royal Canadian Mint claims it costs only 0.8¢ to produce a penny. ...

Our Question: Should the Canadian Government get rid of the penny?

Vote 16 Comments 80 Votes

November 4th, 2010

Sunday Shopping in Canada

Sunday shopping commonly refers to the ability of retailers to operate stores on Sunday. Rules governing shopping hours, such as Sunday shopping, vary around the world but some European nations continue to ban Sunday shopping. ...

Our Question: Should the Federal government ban Sunday shopping across Canada?

Vote 24 Comments 92 Votes

November 3rd, 2010

A Step Closer to a National Day Care Program

Canada- Nov 1 2010- With every new generation comes new challenges. At times the challenges can seem overwhelming, especially if you are a single parent attempting to raise a child or children. The single most important issue when raising a child in 21st century Canada revolves around the issue of day care. At present only Quebec has a province-wide day care system. ...

Our Question: Should the Federal government adopt a National Daycare program similar to Quebec’s?

Vote 21 Comments 64 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 31st, 2010

Implement a Canada-wide Carbon Tax (Updated)

Something remarkable happened in B.C. when the province implemented a carbon tax on July 1, 2008. Should the rest of the country follow suit? ...

Our Question: Should the Canadian government implement a nation-wide carbon tax similar to B.C.’s?

Vote 26 Comments 101 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:

October 31st, 2010
Preserving biodiversity, curbing extinctions

Our Question: Should Canada take an aggressive and active role in fighting for the preservation of biodiversity?

October 29th, 2010
Climate Change - Is it Time for a Real Change

Our Question: Does the Canadian government need to step in and do what is required to truly address the real issue of climate change?

October 29th, 2010
Long-form census questionnaire: keep it or scrap it?

Our Question: Should Statistics Canada keep the mandatory long-form questionnaire?

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

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

October 27th, 2010
Poverty in Canada (Updated)

Our Question: Should the Canadian Government do more to decrease poverty rates in Canada?

October 26th, 2010
Four Day Work Weeks (Updated)

Our Question: Do you agree with the concept of a four day work week?

October 25th, 2010
How do I sign up?
October 25th, 2010
Banning the captivity and trade of whales and dolphins

Our Question: Should the Canadian government ban the keeping in captivity of cetaceans (whales and dolphins)?

October 24th, 2010
Canada's dirty secret: Asbestos export

Our Question: Should the Canadian government ban the mining and exporting of all forms of asbestos?

October 23rd, 2010
Frequently Asked Questions
October 21st, 2010
Potash - Rules Regarding Foreign Ownership of Companies Exploiting Canadian Natural Resources

Our Question: Should Canada stay in control of its national resources with Government involvement?.

October 6th, 2010
Youth Representation in Government

Our Question: Should the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada be required to have youth representation within them?

October 3rd, 2010
Reforming the Electoral System of Canada

Our Question: Should we reform the Electoral System to ensure Competence and Accountability?

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

Our Question: Should Lobbying continue to be allowed?

September 25th, 2010
Canadian Government Regulation of the Communication Industry

Our Question: Should the Government reign in Rogers, Telus and Bell?

September 22nd, 2010
Long Gun Registry

Our Question: Do you support scrapping the Long Gun Registry?

September 21st, 2010
Should the Separate Schools System be Re-examined? (Updated)

Our Question: Should we put an end to the system of Public/Catholic schools?

September 19th, 2010
Free Post-secondary Education (Updated)

Our Question: Do you support federally subsidized post-secondary education?

September 17th, 2010
Lowering the Minimum Voting Age from 18 to 16 (Updated)

Our Question: Should the minimum voting age be reduced to 16?

September 16th, 2010
Canada's Structure of Power - Constitutional Monarchy (Updated)

Our Question: Should Canada change its political system?

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

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

September 14th, 2010
Personal Debt and Poverty

Our Question: Do you consider that poverty is a serious issue in Canada?

August 31st, 2010
Electricity - consumer prices vs. Industry salaries and bonuses

Our Question: Given the profits in the electricity industry, should the government take control?

August 31st, 2010
Should the Minimum Duration of Annual Vacation be Increased? (Updated)

Our Question: Should Canada increase minimum Vacation duration to 3 weeks in ALL provinces and territories?

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

Our Question: Should Unions be eliminated from Governmental organizations?