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February 18th, 2014

P 8.1 Financial Assistance for Young Families

For an article in Money Sense magazine, author Camilla Cornell set out to the most accurate estimate of the cost of child rearing possible, taking into account myriad real world details like extra curricular activities, dental work, non-prescription drugs, and acne cream. The number she came up with was astounding: $243,660 per child, to the age of 18. ...

Our Question: Should there be increased financial assistance for young families?

Vote 5 Comments 37 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 16th, 2014

P 7.3 First Nations Peoples

The ongoing, unresolved issues between our First Nations peoples and the federal government are legion, as evidenced by the Idle No More protests of the past couple of years. Poverty, alcoholism, racism, substandard education, even contaminated water, can all be found on our country’s reserves while they wou ...

Our Question: Should the federal government open binding negotiations with the First Nations community?

Vote 8 Comments 40 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 16th, 2014

P 7.2 Canada's Definition of Poverty

We know poverty is a growing problem despite our national wealth, especially for single parents (almost 20 percent of whom live in poverty) and aboriginal people, who make significantly less on average than other Canadians. Depending on the metrics used, anywhere from nine to 13 percent of Canadians are poor. ...

Our Question: Does Canada need a national definition of, and strategy to combat, poverty?

Vote 6 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 14th, 2014

P 7.1 National Referenda

Holding a referendum on divisive issues, while expensive, would decisively measure the public’s stance on each, and provide unequivocal direction for our politicians. ...

Our Question: Should federal referenda be held on divisive issues?

Vote 10 Comments 41 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 14th, 2014

P 6.4 Leadership in the Fight Against Climate Change

In November of 2013, Climate Change Action Europe released a report ranking how 58 industrialized nations were dealing with climate change; Canada ranked 55th. The same week, the Washington-based Center for Global Development ranked Canada dead last out of 27 wealthy countries in terms of environmental policy. ...

Our Question: Should Canada be a leader in the fight against climate change?

Vote 7 Comments 40 Votes

February 13th, 2014

P 6.3 Containing Waste Production

According to research by the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians produce a staggering 778 kilograms of garbage per person, or more than two kilograms of garbage every day of the year. In comparison, first place-ranked Japan produces only 377 kilograms of garbage per capita. ...

Our Question: Do we need a federal strategy to contain waste production?

Vote 3 Comments 41 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 11th, 2014

P 6.2 National Water Conservation Strategy

As the home of 20 percent of the world’s fresh water supply, water conservation strategies can be a tough sell in Canada - more pressing, to many, is the threat of water privatization and sale to other countries thirsty for it. We shouldn’t be so cocky, though. ...

Our Question: Do we need a national water conservation strategy?

Vote 5 Comments 39 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 11th, 2014

P 6.1 Sustainable Energy Practices

As Daniel Tencer stated, somewhat sarcastically, in the Huffington Post, “Canada no longer knows how to sell anything to the world except oil and gas.” Fortunately, that sector is doing exceedingly well and is helping drive our country’s economy into the black. But at what cost? ...

Our Question: Should energy policy focus more on the environment, safety, and long-term planning?

Vote 5 Comments 35 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 10th, 2014

P 5.4 Internet Regulation

The government needs to take some responsibility for the Internet accessed by its citizens, and do what it can to make using it safe and secure. ...

Our Question: Should the Internet be more tightly regulated in Canada?

Vote 5 Comments 25 Votes

February 10th, 2014

P 5.3 Bridging the Digital Divide

With high speed Internet unavailable, the lowest income earners in Canada cannot participate in a fundamental part of modern society, further limiting their earning potential. ...

Our Question: Should universal broadband access be considered a civil right?

Vote 3 Comments 23 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 9th, 2014

P 5.2 Canada's Wireless Oligopoly

The Canadian telecommunications industry is often referred to as an oligopoly, or a market with relatively few sellers that therefore can tightly control services offered and prices charged. Seeing how the ‘Big Three’ - Telus, Bell, and Rogers - control, by some estimates, 85 percent of the wireless spectrum and rake in some 92 percent of market revenues, it’s a difficult moniker to shake. ...

Our Question: Should greater competition be regulated into Canada's wireless industry?

Vote 5 Comments 26 Votes Official Position: Yes

February 6th, 2014

P 5.1 Closing the Infrastructure Gap

Canada’s infrastructure gap - the space between the infrastructure in place that that which is needed - was pegged by one estimate, in 2007, at the near unfathomable number of $123, 000, 000, 000. Despite the Conservative government’s ‘Economic Action Plan’ that green-lit plenty of road repair and other much-needed projects over the past six years, there remains a massive amount of work to be done. ...

Our Question: Should a national infrastructure strategy be a top priority for the government?

Vote 5 Comments 23 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 31st, 2013

Bill C-65: Respect for Communities Act (former Parliament)

It was interesting to read in the National Post recently that the Conservatives are resurrecting bills that died on the order paper when Parliament was shut down by Stephen Harper earlier this year, bringing them back in omnibus motions combining a number of unrelated bills. A total of 19 bills died on the order paper when Parliament was prorogued in September this year, including the controversial Bill C-30: Online Surveillance. Also seemingly dead but not beyond resurrection in an omnibus motion was Bill C-65, a bill to tighten the rules around setting up supervised injecting sites, such as InSite in Vancouver which opened in 2002 and has seen tens of thousands of visitors since. This is now one of the many dead bills that could be brought back to life. ...

Our Question: Would you support Bill C-65's resurrection?

Vote 1 Comments 29 Votes

December 20th, 2013

Uphold and Protect the Right to Protest

According to The Pirate Party of Canada, "the right to protest and express dissent without fear of reprisal is fundamental to a democratic society and the exercise of freedom of speech. The Pirate Party seeks to uphold and protect this right, wherever people wish to make use of it. Withholding labour is also part of the tradition of protest and must also be protected." Should OPC seek this too? ...

Our Question: Should OPC seek to uphold and protect the right to protest and express dissent without fear of reprisal, wherever people wish to make use of this right, and also seek to protect the withholding of labour as part of the tradition of protest?

Vote 1 Comments 33 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 20th, 2013

Canada's Drug Policies

Two of the bigger stories to feature recently in the Canadian media both involved politicians and illegal drug use. Yet, the parallels of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau's pot smoking and Rob Ford's admission of crack smoking seem scant. Is it time to revisit Canada's drug policies? ...

Our Question: Is it time to revisit Canada's drug policies?

Vote 11 Comments 48 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:

December 12th, 2013
Action for Proportional Representation

Our Question: Do you support the Action for Proportional Representation?

December 8th, 2013
P 4.4 Tax Fairness

Our Question: Should the tax code be made simpler and more fair?

December 8th, 2013
P 4.3 Indexing Government-funded Salaries

Our Question: Should there be a single index listing the salaries of all government-funded employees?

December 8th, 2013
P 4.2 Stronger Consumer Protection

Our Question: Do we need stronger consumer protection bodies?

December 8th, 2013
P 4.1 Capping Credit Card Rates

Our Question: Should credit cards be harder to get, and their rates capped?

December 8th, 2013
P 3.3 Training more doctors and nurses

Our Question: Should there be funding to open more seats in medical and nursing schools?

December 8th, 2013
P 3.1 Standardized Health Care

Our Question: Should healthcare be standardized across provinces?

December 8th, 2013
P 2.4 Break the Oligopolies

Our Question: Should the government break up oligopolies in the name of fostering a more competetive marketplace?

December 8th, 2013
P 2.3 Tax System Simplification

Our Question: Should the tax system be simplified, and possibly moved to a flat tax model?

December 8th, 2013
P 2.2 Free Trade Agreements

Our Question: Should the policies of our Government should stimulate the growth in all industries, ensuring that Canada maintains its technological edge through innovation and creativity?

December 8th, 2013
P 2.1 Mandating a Balanced Federal Budget

Our Question: Should our federal government be required to balance the budget, no matter what?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.7 Senate Reform

Our Question: Should senate reform be a priority?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.6 Political Financing

Our Question: Does the current system of political financing need serious reform?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.5 Formal Training for Elected Officials

Our Question: Should elected officials be required to undergo formal training?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.4 Consequences for Losing the Public's Trust

Our Question: Should elected officials who have lost public support be immediately replaced?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.3 Fiscal Transparency

Our Question: Should all expenses and their supporting documents be available for Canadians to access online?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.2 Banning Political Lobbying

Our Question: Should political lobbying be banned?

December 8th, 2013
P 1.1 Anti-corruption legislation

Our Question: Should anti-corruption legislation be enacted to treat elected officials as regular citizens when they break the law or defraud the public?

December 2nd, 2013
Have your say on #FATCA

Our Question: Should Canada comply with the requirements of  FATCA?

December 2nd, 2013
Elected Officials (Senate and House) being absent from work and filing fraudulent expense reports

Our Question: Should elected officials' attendance and expenses information be made public?

December 2nd, 2013
Government-paid Advertising as a Conflict of Interest (Updated)

Our Question: Should the government be banned from paid advertising?

December 2nd, 2013
Senate Reform

Our Question: Should it be a priority of the federal government to reform the Senate?

December 2nd, 2013
2015 General Elections - Campaign Strategy
November 2nd, 2013
Loi n°78 : Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l’enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent

Our Question: Êtes-vous en faveur de la loi n°78 : Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l’enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent?

November 2nd, 2013
Should pedestrians and Bicyclists have priority over automobiles in the downtown core?

Our Question: Should pedestrians and bicyclists have strict priority over automobiles In the city center