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September 28th, 2011

Elimination of Government Contractors and Consultants

The headline-making discovery that our government hired a consultant firm, for $90,000 per day, to advise on saving money underlines a troubling trend in the public service. ...

Our Question: Should the federal government use fewer contractors and consultants, investing in in-house talent instead?

Vote 5 Comments 50 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 27th, 2011

Should Sex Offenders be Castrated?

While Canada already offers chemical castration as a term of release for some offenders, some feel it is not being done enough. ...

Our Question: Should the Canadian correctional system chemically castrate sex offenders in more cases?

Vote 19 Comments 71 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 26th, 2011

Palestinian Statehood - Have Your Say! Is Canada too close to Israel on this?

Voting "no" to Palestinian Statehood were Israel, the United States and Canada, joined by the Czech Republic, Panama and several Pacific island nations: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. We are asking you if you agree with the Canadian Government. ...

Our Question: Has Canada become too biased toward Israel?

Vote 16 Comments 71 Votes

September 20th, 2011

Stronger Enforcement for Privacy Violations

In light of recent, major privacy breaches revealed by Sony, Apple, and Epsilon, perhaps the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Canada needs new powers to enforce our country’s privacy regulations. ...

Our Question: Should the Office of the Privacy Commissioner be given new powers to deal with personal privacy violations?

Vote 2 Comments 45 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 20th, 2011

Should Childcare be a National Responsibility?

Canadian parents receive $100 per month, per child under six, from the federal government to help support their child care choices. Should the government do more to ensure access to affordable daycare? ...

Our Question: Should the federal government drastically increase spending on regulated daycare?

Vote 11 Comments 51 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 19th, 2011

Canada Wide Standard for Smog (Particulate Matter) and Ozone

As the US debates new air quality standards, Canada has passed the target date for implementing its own rules outlined more than ten years ago. ...

Our Question: Should the government consider setting a new Canada Wide Standard for Ozone?

Vote 5 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 16th, 2011

If Transit Were Free, Would You Use It?

There are plenty of hypothetical benefits to zero-fare public transit, but would ridership really go up if it were implemented? ...

Our Question: If public transit were free of charge, would you consider taking it instead of driving?

Vote 7 Comments 53 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 16th, 2011

Should Interest Rates Be Capped, and Loans Harder to Get?

With headlines of yet another record-setting personal debt level for Canadian consumers, is it time to restrict to whom credit is given, and at what rates? ...

Our Question: Do you support capping credit card and personal loan interest rates and stricter loan regulations?

Vote 4 Comments 44 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 15th, 2011

Should Community Outreach Programs Receive Government Funding?

When an organization like Big Brothers & Sisters Canada can boast that children involved in their programs have a high school graduation rate 20% higher than average, should they have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars fundraising each year? ...

Our Question: Should community outreach programs targeting disadvantaged children receive more government funding?

Vote 3 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 15th, 2011

Bill C-30 (Updated) - Internet Lawful Access

The re-emergence of previously proposed laws allowing law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance through telecommunications companies and Internet service providers was inevitable - but how much court oversight should there be? ...

Our Question: Do you support implementing safeguards that mandate court oversight before ISPs disclose customer information to law enforcement?

Vote 8 Comments 78 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 14th, 2011

Are Oil Companies Making Too Much Profit?

Fourteen Canadian oil and gas producers made Forbes’ 2011 Worlds Biggest Public Companies list, posting profits in the billions of dollars. Should they be paying more in provincial royalties? ...

Our Question: Should more of oil companies' profits be going back to the provinces?

Vote 5 Comments 50 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 14th, 2011

Fostering a Robust Canadian Culture Online

The CRTC held hearings a couple of years ago to determine whether ISPs should be regulated to ensure a standard of Canadian content was enforced on the Internet. The body decided to take a hands-off approach on the issue, for now - did they make the right call? ...

Our Question: Do you agree with the CRTC’s hands-off approach to broadcasting on the Internet?

Vote 3 Comments 41 Votes

September 13th, 2011

Bullying: A Growing Concern

Canada is among the worst in the world for bullying-related activities. Is it time for a national response? ...

Our Question: Should the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or something similar, be imposed nationally on schools?

Vote 5 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

September 12th, 2011

Should the Government be in the Business of Insuring High-risk Mortgages?

CMHC is Canada’s second-largest Crown Corporation, and runs a healthy $2 billion surplus each year. However, some are concerned that the government guaranteed insurance on high risk mortgages through CMHC is too big a liability for Canadian taxpayers. ...

Our Question: Should the government continue to be in the business of insuring high-risk mortgages?

Vote 2 Comments 36 Votes Official Position: No

September 12th, 2011

Are High Gasoline Prices a Good Thing?

No one likes to pay more at the pump, but could the advantages of high gas prices outweigh the disadvantages? ...

Our Question: Should the federal government try to lower gasoline prices across the country?

Vote 6 Comments 41 Votes Official Position: No
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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 9th, 2011
A Digital Economy Strategy

Our Question: Should Michael Geist's digital economy strategy proposals be adopted?

September 9th, 2011
Should the Per-vote Party Subsidy be Ended?

Our Question: Should the per-vote subsidy be ended?

September 9th, 2011
Should it be Easier to Qualify for Employment Insurance? (Bill C-280)

Our Question: Should the Employment Insurance system be reformed to make it easier to qualify for benefits?

September 9th, 2011
Online Voting (Updated)

Our Question: Should governments pursue online voting for federal and provincial elections?

September 8th, 2011
Mandating Lower Fuel Consumption in Canadian Vehicles

Our Question: Should Canadian vehicles be subject to stricter fuel consumption rules?

September 8th, 2011
Bill C-10 (Updated) - Young Offenders Sentenced as Adults

Our Question: Should violent young offenders always be sentenced as adults?

September 7th, 2011
Should High School ‘Victory Laps’ be Eliminated?

Our Question: Should Ontario high school students be forced to graduate after meeting provincial requirements?

September 7th, 2011
Should Baby Boomers be Contributing More to Their Future Health Care Costs?

Our Question: Should baby boomers be contributing more toward their future health care costs?

September 2nd, 2011
Should Health Care be a National Responsibility?

Our Question: Should Canadians' health coverage be a federal concern, rather than provincial?

September 1st, 2011
Should the Government Do More to Clean Up the Oil Sands?

Our Question: Should the government do more to protect the environment around oil sands projects?

August 30th, 2011
Are Legislative Changes Needed for Home Insurance?

Our Question: Are legislative changes needed to improve service from insurance companies?

August 29th, 2011
Should the public get more information about what goes on in the PMO and in ministers' offices?

Our Question: Should Parliament amend the Freedom to Information Act to make documents like ministers’ daily agenda books available to the public?

August 29th, 2011
Are City Parking Enforcement Methods a Cash Grab?

Our Question: Do you feel city parking rates and enforcement methods are appropriate, or a cash grab in need of review?

August 29th, 2011
Should the Order of Canada Be Revoked for Later Transgressions?

Our Question: Should Order of Canada recipients lose their award for later transgressions?

August 29th, 2011
Should Crown Corporations Get Into the Online Gambling Business?

Our Question: Should Crown Corporations get into the online gambling business?

August 29th, 2011
Does the RCMP Need an Independent, Civilian Oversight Body?

Our Question: Does the RCMP need an independent, civilian, federal management board?

August 29th, 2011
Should the House of Commons Get More Seats to Better Reflect Canada’s Growing Population?

Our Question: Should the House of Commons grow to better reflect Canada’s population?

August 29th, 2011
Should Supervised Safe Injection Sites Continue Operating in Canada?

Our Question: Should supervised safe injection sites continue operating in Canada?

August 29th, 2011
Should Canada Have Chain Gangs? (Updated)

Our Question: Should inmates be forced to perform manual labour in Canada?

August 29th, 2011
Should Canada Consider Leaving NATO?

Our Question: Should Canada consider leaving NATO?

August 22nd, 2011
E-commerce Fraud and Internet Regulation (Updated)

Our Question: Should Internet access in Canada be more heavily regulated to shut down and prosecute those perpetrating online fraud?

August 5th, 2011
Should the Federal Government Regulate Gas Prices?

Our Question: Should the federal government regulate gas prices?

August 5th, 2011
The risks of Plea Bargains

Our Question: Should plea bargaining be permitted by the Canadian judicial system?

August 5th, 2011
Canada’s Anti-spam Laws (Bill C-28)

Our Question: Should Canada aggressively pursue criminal charges against spammers and phishers?

August 4th, 2011
Safe routes for bicycles

Our Question: Should alternatives be put in place so that bicycles can be banned from public roads?