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December 12th, 2013

Action for Proportional Representation

Online Party of Canada has taken an Official Position to support Proportional Representation. This is to show support for the 'Action for Proportional Representation', which is a non-partisan, focused initiative aiming to change the political system and nothing else. The premise is that a more representative political system would result in better laws! ...

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

Vote 14 Comments 89 Votes Official Position: Yes (please SHARE)

December 8th, 2013

P 4.4 Tax Fairness

An amalgamated tax code that incorporates the fairness of a tiered system with the simplicity of a flat tax could eliminate loopholes for the privileged, and let the middle class take home more of their money. ...

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

Vote 9 Comments 38 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 4.3 Indexing Government-funded Salaries

Salaries and allowances are available for MPs and various positions within the House of Commons on the Government of Canada website, and Ontario government releases an annual "Sunshine List" detailing all public servants making more than $100,000 in the province, but it is otherwise not easy to track down this information on bureaucrats, and it certainly doesn't all exist in one place. Having an index would make it easy for Canadians to see what they are paying public workers, perhaps giving a useful point of reference to decide if we're getting good value for the money. ...

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

Vote 3 Comments 36 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 4.2 Stronger Consumer Protection

We need stronger consumer protection bodies to enforce existing laws, and additional regulation that better reflects the realities of the modern marketplace. Canadians shouldn’t have to deal with price fixing, price gouging, or other malfeasance when purchasing products and services, and if these things occur they should know where to turn for real results. ...

Our Question: Do we need stronger consumer protection bodies?

Vote 5 Comments 32 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 4.1 Capping Credit Card Rates

As of October, 2013, the average Canadian was carrying an average of nearly $16,000 in personal debt; Albertans lead the country, indebted by just under $25,000 despite having the country’s hottest economy and highest average household income. ...

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

Vote 9 Comments 35 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 3.3 Training more doctors and nurses

Over four million Canadians - that’s more than ten percent of the population - is without a family doctor. While some of that group chooses not to see a physician regularly, preferring instead to visit walk-in clinics on an as-needed basis, many simply cannot find a nearby doctor accepting new patients. There just aren’t enough doctors to go around, nationally, especially in rural areas. Same goes for nurses, to which anyone who has visited a Canadian hospital recently can attest. ...

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

Vote 8 Comments 33 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 3.1 Standardized Health Care

Because each province has its own self-governing College of Physicians and Surgeons, which licenses and regulates its medical professionals, it can be difficult for healthcare professionals to move from one province to another (although it is possible, especially in the case of nurses). Further, each provincial College sets professional standards for the doctors under its purview, so standards can vary from province to province, leading to potential fluctuations in the quality of care. ...

Our Question: Should healthcare be standardized across provinces?

Vote 5 Comments 38 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 2.4 Break the Oligopolies

Canada’s marketplace is, unfortunately, rife with oligopolies, or industries controlled by a small number of players. ...

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

Vote 9 Comments 33 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 2.3 Tax System Simplification

Our tax system is unfair, and favours the wealthiest citizens over the poorest. This needs to be changed. ...

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

Vote 6 Comments 33 Votes

December 8th, 2013

P 2.2 Free Trade Agreements

Canada’s level of trade as a proportion of GDP is the second-highest in the G7 group, with trade making up two-thirds of our GDP. Our country currently has eleven Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed, with sixteen more either in negotiations or discussions. ...

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?

Vote 11 Comments 25 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 2.1 Mandating a Balanced Federal Budget

Since the economic crisis of 2008, Canada has been running successive deficit budgets; surpluses were the name of the game from 2004-2007. As of the most recent estimate, we won’t be back in the black until the 2015 fiscal year, an election year when surely many ‘perks’ will be handed out to endear the sitting government with Canadians. ...

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

Vote 9 Comments 33 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.7 Senate Reform

Whether you think the senate serves a purpose - preventing a majority government from ramming through harmful legislation - or is an antiquated appendage ready for removal, it would seem clear that major reform is seriously overdue. ...

Our Question: Should senate reform be a priority?

Vote 13 Comments 42 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.6 Political Financing

We need greater oversight on campaign financing, and stricter consequences for those who break the law. ...

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

Vote 6 Comments 37 Votes Official Position: Yes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.5 Formal Training for Elected Officials

Once elected, Members of Parliament should undergo a standardized, non-partisan training session to ensure our representatives are fully briefed on the breadth of their responsibilities. ...

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

Vote 5 Comments 37 Votes

December 8th, 2013

P 1.4 Consequences for Losing the Public's Trust

When a Member of Parliament fails to live up to her election promises or properly represent her riding, she should immediately face consequences. ...

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

Vote 8 Comments 36 Votes Official Position: Yes
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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
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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 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

November 2nd, 2013
Big Government versus effective government

Our Question: Propose that government be pared down to be more effective and efficient.

October 25th, 2013
Forum Re-designed to Draw Issues from our Grassroots Base

Our Question: Should we have a more traditional forum available to bring grassroots issues to attention and possible vote?

October 25th, 2013
MIRROR the OP site for interested Municipalities

Our Question: Is mirroring the voting software to offer voting on individual municipal issues worth considering?

October 9th, 2013
OPC Needs Volunteers!

Our Question: Would you like to help OPC as a volunteer?

September 29th, 2013
Reduce the Salaries of Federal Politicians to $100,000

Our Question: Should the salary of all MPs and Senators be reduced to $100,000 yearly?

August 19th, 2013
Passing International Treaties through Parliament

Our Question: Should we "require that all international treaties be passed through parliament as a standard bill, requiring the full approval of both houses"?

August 12th, 2013
Swearing Allegiance to the Queen

Our Question: Should people seeking Canadian citizenship be required to swear allegiance to the Queen?

August 12th, 2013
Generic Drug Manufacturers Exempt from Lawsuits in US

Our Question: Should all drug manufacturers be liable for any harm that their products cause?

August 12th, 2013
Lead Export

Our Question: Should Canada ban the export of lead for uses that would be illegal within Canada?

August 12th, 2013
Northern Gateway Pipeline

Our Question: Should the Northern Gateway Pipeline be built?

July 22nd, 2013
Sovereignty & Money Supply

Our Question: Should the creation of Currency be in the hands of private corporations

July 21st, 2013
Electoral reform: Proportional representation (fair voting) in Canada

Our Question: Should we adopt a Proportional Representation electoral system at the Federal level?

July 16th, 2013
Publicity of Certain Information By Default

Our Question: Should we "aim to ensure that all available information that could be requested under a Freedom of Information request is digitized and made public by default as part of a natural filing system, without cost for the public to access them"?

July 12th, 2013
Bill C-30: Online Surveillance

Our Question: In favour of Bill C-30?

July 11th, 2013
Accessibility of Governmental Meeting Minutes

Our Question: Should we "require minutes of all meetings of officials on government business to be accessible through Freedom of Information requests"?