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October 31st, 2010

Preserving biodiversity, curbing extinctions

The world is facing an “extinction crisis”, scientists say: a mass extermination happening right under our noses. The earth is losing species at 100 to 1,000 times the historical average, according to scientists who call this current period the ‘sixth extinction’ – the worst since the dinosaurs were lost 65 million years ago. The Canadian government has a history of failing to live up to its pledged environmental targets, or of spinning statistics to try to appear to have done more than it has. ...

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

Vote 7 Comments 63 Votes Official Position: Yes, we should do more

October 29th, 2010

Climate Change - Is it Time for a Real Change

The issue of global climate 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?

Vote 29 Comments 68 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 29th, 2010

Long-form census questionnaire: keep it or scrap it?

On June 26th, 2010, the Government of Canada announced that it will be replacing the mandatory Census long-form questionnaire with a new voluntary National Household Survey (NHS) in 2011. ...

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

Vote 8 Comments 65 Votes

October 28th, 2010

National Debt: A Crisis in the Making? (Updated)

The economic downturn of the last few years has burdened future taxpayers with a record-setting federal debt. How is the government going to pay off our debt? ...

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

Vote 12 Comments 72 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 27th, 2010

Poverty in Canada (Updated)

Since 1980, the level of poverty in Canada, as deemed by the Low income cut off, has remained almost unchanged as a percentage of the growing population - so the real number of impoverished Canadians has actually increased. ...

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

Vote 8 Comments 61 Votes Official Position: Yes, more is needed

October 26th, 2010

Four Day Work Weeks (Updated)

Would you work four 10-hour days every week, rather than five 8-hour shifts, and have a three-day weekend regularly? ...

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

Vote 27 Comments 93 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 25th, 2010

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October 25th, 2010

Banning the captivity and trade of whales and dolphins

Some countries have implemented strict legislation for the keeping of cetaceans in captivity. Among these are the United Kingdom and Brazil, neither of which holds cetaceans in captivity, and Italy, which bans swim-with-the-dolphins and other interaction programs. Canada has been negligent on this issue, and has fallen behind policies in place in other countries. ...

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

Vote 6 Comments 97 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 24th, 2010

Canada's dirty secret: Asbestos export

To some, the fact that Canada continues to mine and sell asbestos to other, poorer countries after all-but phasing its use out at home is a dirty little secret. But should it exporting the dangerous but useful minerals be discontinued while it is still legal? ...

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

Vote 12 Comments 38 Votes

October 23rd, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

OPC has been in the news quite a lot recently in live radio talk shows, printed press, online media and blogs.. The information about OPC is being disseminated but often it is incomplete or inacurrate and the audience is skeptical. In addition, many people have pre-conceptions about certain issues based on old facts that have changed in the last decade, such as safety of internet transactions (online voting included). We put together a list of frequently asked questions and the respective answers. ...

October 21st, 2010

Potash - Rules Regarding Foreign Ownership of Companies Exploiting Canadian Natural Resources

Potash - a crop nutrient - was a hot topic in the news this fall, thanks to a takeover bid by Australian company BHP Billiton for control of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS). Despite being a publicly traded company (the Saskatchewan government created PCS in 1975, but had sold off all of its shares by 1990 as the company was $800 million in debt), the federal government stepped in to block BHP's bid, saying it would not yield a "net benefit" for the country. A 30-day window was left open for BHP to modify, and ostensibly sweeten, its offer. ...

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

Vote 12 Comments 102 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 6th, 2010

Youth Representation in Government

Question: Should all Provincial Governments and the Federal Government have youth representative councils within their bodies of governance? The argument goes two ways: 1)With these councils, the government is given a wider sample of opinion. As those under 18 are not qualified members of the electorate, they often f ...

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

Vote 11 Comments 82 Votes Official Position: Yes

October 3rd, 2010

Reforming the Electoral System of Canada

Many Canadians are used to and resigned to the idea that the politicians for the most part are corrupt and incompetent, they lie and make promises that they won't keep, lie, deceive and betray public trust and there's nothing that can be done. We go to the polls and vote for the better of many bad choices and hope for the b ...

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

Vote 23 Comments 87 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 26th, 2010

Lobbying - an ethical dilemma (Updated)

Lobbying (also Lobby) is a form of advocacy with the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups. A lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby. Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential on policy. ...

Our Question: Should Lobbying continue to be allowed?

Vote 19 Comments 149 Votes Official Position: No, should be banned completely

September 25th, 2010

Canadian Government Regulation of the Communication Industry

Canadians have been ripped-off by the communications industry giants Bell and Rogers. There are a few companies who made way recently, but we're still paying a huge amount every month for communications services. These companies have resorted to all strategies they could to hold their grip on the market. Why rip-off? - ...

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

Vote 15 Comments 92 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 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?

August 30th, 2010
Lower Property Tax for Condominiums (Updated)

Our Question: Should Property Tax be adjusted to reflect fair City services usage?

August 29th, 2010
National ID Card

Our Question: Should Canada introduce a National ID Card replacing all other cards we carry?

August 29th, 2010
Bank of Canada - borrowing directly for loans and mortgages

Our Question: Should Bank of Canada offer mortgages and secured loans directly to consumers?

July 11th, 2010
Introducing a 'Packaging Tax' to Reduce Waste

Our Question: Should Canada consider a packaging tax?

July 11th, 2010
Legalizing Prostitution

Our Question: Should prostitution be legalized?

June 28th, 2010
Direct talks With Iran and North Korea (Updated April 2013)

Our Question: Should our leaders talk to Iran and North Korea directly?

June 28th, 2010
G20 - Was it worth it?

Our Question: G20 - Was it worth it?

June 13th, 2010
Legalizing Marijuana in Canada

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

June 13th, 2010
Same-sex marriage

Our Question: Should the Same-sex Marriage continue to be legally recognized in Canada?

June 7th, 2010
Increase and enforce Speed Limit

Our Question: Should speed limits be updated and strictly enforced?

June 6th, 2010
Banning Junk Mail

Our Question: Should Junk Mail be banned?

April 13th, 2010
Legalizing Polygamy

Our Question: Should Polygamy be legalized?

March 31st, 2010
Deceiving Price Practices

Our Question: Should merchants be forced to advertise 'true' (all-in) prices?

January 11th, 2010
Euthanasia vs. Human Rights (Updated)

Our Question: Should Euthanasia be legalized in Canada?

January 11th, 2010
Tax System Reform

Our Question: Is the Canadian Tax system in need of sweeping Reform?