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April 18th, 2014

Party for Accountability, Competency and Transparency - Political Platform

PACT is proud to present the 'PACT For Canada': the one and only truly democratic Political Platform that invites all Canadian voters, regardless of their political views or affiliation to have their say through votes and comments. Please evaluate comparatively to other parties' Platforms and decide which one is closest to you. Also please keep in mind that this is the ONLY Platform that comes with a legal guarantee! This is not just a list of promises; it is a Social Contract with you. Your votes and comments are automatically taken into consideration - more than anywhere else! ...

Our Question: Do you support the PACT For CANADA?

Vote 21 Comments 100 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 18th, 2014

Bill C-23: Fair Elections Act

Michael Nicula, PACT Leader, appeared in from of the Senate Committee and presented PACT's perspective on this Bill and your summarized comments. It was a very intense exchange with some of the Senators in the room. Watch the live webcast recording - link below. ...

Our Question: Are you in favour of Bill C-23?

Vote 19 Comments 57 Votes Official Position: No

April 18th, 2014

Homelessness and Poverty; the Role of the Federal Government vs. Local

In 1999, the City of Toronto completed, under Mayor Mel Lastman, the Mayor’s Homelessness Action Task Force. While that report and its action items may have made strides toward addressing the issue of homelessness in Toronto, there remain thousands of homeless individuals in this city, with many more of the verge of joining them thanks to skyrocketing house prices and rental rates. ...

Our Question: Should the federal and provincial governments be doing more to address poverty?

Vote 1 Comments 4 Votes

April 18th, 2014

Cleaner Toronto

The standards to which a homeowner in Toronto must keep his or her property are outlined in Property Standards Bylaw 629, and require residents to maintain their lawns, properly dispose of garbage, and generally keep up on required household maintenance to keep neighbourhoods looking good overall. Is this bylaw being enforced strongly enough, though? ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the City enforce bylaws regarding property maintenance more strongly?

Vote 1 Comments 3 Votes

April 18th, 2014

Cutting Red Tape

Few terms are as ubiquitous in a political campaign than ‘red tape’, which generally refers to the bureaucratic hoops through which business owners must jump to ply their trades. Cutting the red tape has become a theme in the run up to Toronto's municipal election. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should cutting red tape be a priority for the City Hall?

Vote 0 Comments 3 Votes

April 18th, 2014

Toronto Social Services

During times of deficit municipal budgets, among the first places to see cuts are social services. Indeed, social housing programs, libraries, and recreation programs (including free programs aimed at at-risk youth) have all been targeted by budget-slashing mayor Rob Ford. Olivia Chow, who announced her candidacy in March, is the sole left-leaning major candidate in the Toronto mayoral race, facing a pack of more conservative-minded competitors, and so is expected to have the most progressive ideas for social program reform in the city. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the City's social services be expanded?

Vote 1 Comments 3 Votes

April 18th, 2014

City Officials and Bureaucracy

Every major city in the world is run by multiple levels of bureaucracy, sometimes with overlapping mandates, that can, at times, add expense and time to much needed projects. Some of Toronto’s mayoral candidates are proposing ways to streamline that bureaucracy. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should there be further study before reducing the number of City officials?

Vote 0 Comments 3 Votes

April 18th, 2014

Bringing More Events to Toronto

Municipal events can bring international fame and massive revenue to cities when done right - just look at the Calgary Stampede, Canada’s highest grossing festival which brought in nearly $180 million in net economic benefit to the city in just ten days in 2009, not to mention offering employment to more than 5000 people. Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition brings in about $60 million per year in economic benefit. Some mayoral candidates are looking to these types of events as potential revenue generators for the city in the future. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the City pursue hosting more major public events?

Vote 1 Comments 3 Votes

April 13th, 2014

Privatization of Garbage Collection Service

Garbage collection in Toronto, west of Yonge Street, has been privatized since 2011, while the rest of the city has remained under the city’s purview, in an experiment to see if some $11 million in annual savings could truly be saved. Now the decision whether or not to expand private garbage collection to the rest of the city has become an election issue. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the City privatize garbage collection east of Yonge St?

Vote 2 Comments 10 Votes

April 12th, 2014

Transparency

As Canadian politics become ever more scandal and fiasco plagued, the word ‘transparency’ is increasingly tossed around. But what are the deliberate steps a Toronto mayoral candidate could make to actually make the office more transparent? ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should City Hall be made as transparent as possible?

Vote 1 Comments 10 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 12th, 2014

Municipal Land Transfer Tax

Since 2008, homebuyers in Toronto have been faced with a hefty Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) that adds thousands of dollars to every mortgage, while adding upwards of $350 million to city coffers each year. It’s been controversial since its inception, and mayoral candidates have sparred over the issue. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should Toronto phase out the Municipal Land Transfer Tax?

Vote 0 Comments 9 Votes

April 12th, 2014

TTC Transit Renewal

Toronto’s transit system is at the very heart of the city, but it is also desperately in need of renewal. Subways are overcrowded, wait times are too long, and commutes to work take too long. PACT proposes a number of improvements to Canada's largest city’s transit system. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Is PACT on the right track to renew Toronto's transit system?

Vote 7 Comments 19 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 12th, 2014

Corruption-free City Hall

Toronto’s city hall needs investigating, and anyone found wanting should be shown the door. Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission, ongoing since 2011 and leading to resignations and arrests, should be the blueprint for cleaning house across the country, and especially in Canada’s largest city. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Does our City need its own Charbonneau Commission?

Vote 1 Comments 9 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 11th, 2014

Transit Expansion

While Toronto’s transit system was once considered an example for the rest of the world on proper planning and efficient execution, that is no longer the case. Subways in the downtown core are overcrowded, suburban areas are underserved, and streetcars block traffic. Billions of dollars need to be spent to bring our transit up to the level where it should be; the question is, where are the priorities? ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should lessening downtown congestion be the priority for transit expansion?

Vote 0 Comments 8 Votes

April 11th, 2014

Scarborough Rapid Transit Line Replacement

The Scarborough Rapid Transit line, or Scarborough RT, is a 30 year-old, six-stop line that has reached the end of its effective life span. There is a much debate as to the best way to replace this short but essential route. ...

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Is an LRT the best option to replace the Scarborough RT?

Vote 0 Comments 7 Votes
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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

April 18th, 2014
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 29th, 2010
Labour Unions in the Public Sector (Updated)

Our Question: Should Unions be eliminated from Governmental organizations?


March 24th, 2014
OPC Candidate - Electoral District 35095 - Trinity--Spadina, ON

Our Question: Please vote for one of the eligible candidate(s):


March 24th, 2014
OPC Candidate - Electoral District 48020 - Macleod, AB

Our Question: Please vote for one of the eligible candidate(s):


March 24th, 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 14th, 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:

April 11th, 2014
Selling Toronto Hydro

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the city sell a portion of Toronto Hydro?

April 11th, 2014
Lakefront Redevelopment in Toronto

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Is Waterfront Toronto doing a good job?

April 11th, 2014
Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway be torn down?

April 11th, 2014
Pride Toronto

Our Question: Toronto Voters: Should the Mayor be required to attend the Pride parade?

April 9th, 2014
Jets at Toronto’s Island Airport

Our Question: Should jets be allowed to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport?

April 9th, 2014
Traffic Congestion and Air Quality

Our Question: Should the city of Toronto explore road rationing and tolls to decrease congestion and pollution?

April 9th, 2014
Ageing Infrastructure

Our Question: Do we need to address Toronto's infrastructure crisis?

April 8th, 2014
Cost Control

Our Question: Is agressive cost-cutting what Toronto needs?

April 8th, 2014
Forum: Basic Income

Our Question: Should we develop plans to implement Basic Income in Canada?

April 8th, 2014
Education Reform in the Digital Age

Our Question: Should Canada design a digital education standard?

April 7th, 2014
City Income Rebate

Our Question: Do you support a 'City Income Rebate' as a cut from Fed / Prov Income Tax?

April 7th, 2014
Forum: Toronto Mayoral Campaign - Michael@Mayor4.TO

Our Question: Do you support PACT participation in Local and Provincial Elections?

April 4th, 2014
Bill C-26 Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-26?

April 4th, 2014
Bill C-24 Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-24

April 3rd, 2014
Bill C-22 Energy Safety and Security Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-22?

April 2nd, 2014
Access to Medical Records

Our Question: Should Canadians have better access to their medical records?

April 2nd, 2014
Bill C-21 Red Tape Reduction Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-21?

April 1st, 2014
New website concept design

Our Question: See the new design, updated daily (attached as PDF) - Do you like it?

April 1st, 2014
Bill C-18 Agricultural Growth Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-18?

March 31st, 2014
Forum: The Fair Elections Act: Its Effects on the Online Party of Canada
March 31st, 2014
Bill C-17 Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-17?

March 31st, 2014
Bill C-14 Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-14?

March 27th, 2014
Bill C-13 Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-13?

March 26th, 2014
Bill C-12 Drug Free Prisons Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-12?

March 26th, 2014
Bill C-11 Priority Hiring for Injured Veterans Act

Our Question: Do you support Bill C-11?