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September 22nd, 2010

Long Gun Registry

Note to the reader: This issue (and the Bill C-391) refers to 'Long' Gun registry, mostly hunting rifles. Canada has strict laws regarding handguns, and that is a different issue. Our politicians have done a good job blurring this issue, many Canadians think this is in relation to enforcing handgun ban laws. ...

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

Vote 30 Comments 160 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 21st, 2010

Should the Separate Schools System be Re-examined? (Updated)

In three provinces and three territories in Canada, publicly-funded Protestant and Roman Catholic school systems operate alongside the public systems. Some say this is discriminatory against other faiths. ...

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

Vote 38 Comments 119 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 19th, 2010

Free Post-secondary Education (Updated)

As tuition rates continue to rise across the country, some are calling for governments to cover the full cost of post-secondary education. ...

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

Vote 54 Comments 143 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 17th, 2010

Lowering the Minimum Voting Age from 18 to 16 (Updated)

Almost every country in the world requires residents to be at least 18 to vote; in many places, the minimum age is 21. Should Canada be among the first nations to lower its voting age to 16? ...

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

Vote 32 Comments 138 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 16th, 2010

Canada's Structure of Power - Constitutional Monarchy (Updated)

Would a simpler power structure than our present constitutional monarchy be easier to monitor and hold accountable? ...

Our Question: Should Canada change its political system?

Vote 29 Comments 143 Votes Official Position: Yes, about time

September 15th, 2010

Canadian participation in the War in Afghanistan

Canada has already spent more time in Afghanistan than it did fighting the First World War. Canadians are growing tired, understandably, of the seeming intractability of the conflict. There is a widespread sentiment that this is an Afghan War, that should be fought by Afghans. But to withdraw Canadian and NATO soldiers in 2011 would be tantamount to handing victory to the Taliban. It is, as Mr. Harper says, “too early.” ...

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

Vote 56 Comments 226 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 14th, 2010

Personal Debt and Poverty

Personal Debt is the topic of the first episode of OPC's Political Talk Show 'The DASH' which is set to start filming on September 18th. Poverty and Personal Debt go hand in hand. We will be discussing with show guest (OPC Members) and experts trying to come up with some new ideas. ...

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

Vote 37 Comments 139 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 31st, 2010

Electricity - consumer prices vs. Industry salaries and bonuses

The price of electricity is set by the Government. We are being told of price increase due to 'higher demand', which in turn will increase the revenues for those companies. With strong unions (even high-skilled employees are unionized) the huge profits will translate into even higher salaries, bonuses and lavish 'compens ...

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

Vote 15 Comments 69 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 31st, 2010

Should the Minimum Duration of Annual Vacation be Increased? (Updated)

Many countries require employers grant more than the two weeks' minimum paid vacation that Canada does. Should we follow their lead? ...

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

Vote 7 Comments 113 Votes

August 30th, 2010

Labour Unions in the Public Sector (Updated)

Some are arguing that it's time to eliminate unions from the public service - is this a good idea? ...

Our Question: Should Unions be eliminated from Governmental organizations?

Vote 30 Comments 155 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 30th, 2010

Lower Property Tax for Condominiums (Updated)

Condominiums are usually taxed at the same rate as single family homes, despite their owners not receiving equal services from the municipality. Is this fair? ...

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

Vote 11 Comments 80 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 29th, 2010

National ID Card

Imagine you obtain a card that has all your Drivers' License, Health Card, Social Insurance Number, Taxation ID, Voter ID, Blood type, Donor info - all encrypted, along with your photo and biometric features that would make it impossible for anyone else to use it. ...

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

Vote 19 Comments 101 Votes

August 29th, 2010

Bank of Canada - borrowing directly for loans and mortgages

Why do we need the Commercial banks? This might be out-of-the-box thinking, but it's worth to look at the usefulness of the Banks. In the internet era, we can connect electronically to the Central Bank, there's little need for the corner branch especially for mortgages and loans. We're paying a premium of a couple percentage points at least, for the service provided by the banks - acting as middlemen. While Canadians are struggling to make ends meet, the banks are scoring huge profits and pay record bonuses in the middle of a financial crisis. Maybe it's time to see if we can borrow our mortgage loans from the Bank of Canada at 0.5% interest. ...

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

Vote 6 Comments 44 Votes Official Position: Yes

July 11th, 2010

Introducing a 'Packaging Tax' to Reduce Waste

Would consumers make more environmentally-friendly choices if they were faced with paying a tax on excessive packaging? ...

Our Question: Should Canada consider a packaging tax?

Vote 15 Comments 75 Votes Official Position: Yes

July 11th, 2010

Legalizing Prostitution

Prostitution is legal in Canada, but many associated activities are illegal. Should the sex trade be entirely decriminalized? ...

Our Question: Should prostitution be legalized?

Vote 29 Comments 142 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:

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?

September 18th, 2009
OPC Administrative: Tolerance Margin

Our Question: What should the Tolerance Margin be?