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August 29th, 2011

Does the RCMP Need an Independent, Civilian Oversight Body?

After several controversies, most recently having four Mounties charged with perjury after the public inquiry into Robert Dziekanski’s taser-related death, calls are getting stronger for civilian oversight of the RCMP. ...

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

Vote 4 Comments 45 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 29th, 2011

Should the House of Commons Get More Seats to Better Reflect Canada’s Growing Population?

Once again, the government has announced plans to add seats to the House of Commons, which would arguably provide better representation for fast-growing parts of the country. ...

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

Vote 5 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 29th, 2011

Should Supervised Safe Injection Sites Continue Operating in Canada?

The Supreme Court is presently considering whether the federal government should be able to close Canada’s only authorized safe injection facility in a showdown that seems to pit principle against evidence. ...

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

Vote 2 Comments 45 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 29th, 2011

Should Canada Have Chain Gangs? (Updated)

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak has suggested inmates in the province should be forced to perform manual labour while serving their sentences - would this be progress or a step backward? ...

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

Vote 7 Comments 47 Votes Official Position: No

August 29th, 2011

Should Canada Consider Leaving NATO?

Former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates criticized most NATO member countries for not pulling their weight - but has the organization outlived its usefulness? ...

Our Question: Should Canada consider leaving NATO?

Vote 3 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 22nd, 2011

E-commerce Fraud and Internet Regulation (Updated)

Every day, Canadians are duped by fraudulent online shopping sites. Should the Internet be subject to greater regulation in this country to shut down fraudsters? ...

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

Vote 13 Comments 44 Votes

August 5th, 2011

Should the Federal Government Regulate Gas Prices?

While campaigning in the recent election, NDP leader Jack Layton suggested federally regulating fuel prices - is this a good idea? ...

Our Question: Should the federal government regulate gas prices?

Vote 3 Comments 46 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 5th, 2011

The risks of Plea Bargains

Many criminal cases are decided by plea deals rather than trials - it this simply an efficient way to clear a backlog, or an undermining of the judicial system? ...

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

Vote 4 Comments 43 Votes

August 5th, 2011

Canada’s Anti-spam Laws (Bill C-28)

Less than six months ago, Canada passed some of the world’s toughest anti-spam legislation. Its goal is to reduce the unauthorized emails sent to Canadians, and to drive their senders out of the country - but should the government also pursue criminal charges against the perpetrators? ...

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

Vote 2 Comments 43 Votes Official Position: Yes

August 4th, 2011

Safe routes for bicycles

It can be terribly frustrating to be stuck behind a cyclist on a public road - could cities be in the position to ban bicycles from riding in the streets? ...

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

Vote 10 Comments 46 Votes

July 14th, 2011

Email Privacy (Updated)

Email doesn’t have the same legal protections as regular envelopes where privacy is concerned, despite it being the dominant form of written communication; employers, Internet service providers, and mammoth corporations like Google may have access - not to mention law enforcement officials. Is this okay? ...

Our Question: Should email inboxes receive the same legal protection as envelopes?

Vote 4 Comments 50 Votes Official Position: Yes

June 28th, 2011

OPC Discussion Board

Join the conversation online here and the E-Mail distribution list - send a request to admin@onlineparty.ca and we will add your address to the list! ...

June 27th, 2011

Should Canada Post be Considered an 'Essential Service'? (Updated)

The federal government has been quick to threaten back-to-work legislation against striking unions, including when Canada Post went on strike in June of 2011. Should our postal system be considered an essential service - meaning no strikes would be allowed? ...

Our Question: Should Canada Post be declared an essential service (strike ban)?

Vote 10 Comments 76 Votes Official Position: Yes

May 26th, 2011

Simplifying Moving Day: Canada’s Central Address Database

According to the 2006 Census, 40.9% of persons aged 5 years and older were not living at the same address five years ago (2001). Amongst other things, every time Canadians move, they must update their address with numerous disparate agencies and organizations, making for a time consuming and stressful hassle. Creating a Canadian central home address database could significantly simplify this process while making our governments more efficient. ...

Our Question: Should the Federal government create a Central Address Database allowing citizens to update all their contact information in one place?

Vote 7 Comments 54 Votes Official Position: Yes

May 18th, 2011

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: Canada's First Step towards Direct Democracy

Canadians voters have the right to protest, write letters to their MPs and be civically engaged between elections; however, they rarely have an opportunity to directly influence government policies at the federal level (only three referendums have ever occurred at the federal level since 1867). The introduction of an Initiative, Referendum and Recall Act into the current Parliamentary democracy system would give Canadian voters greater decisional power over their elected representatives as per the original meaning of the word democracy (dēmokratía): "rule of the people". ...

Our Question: Should we adopt an Initiative, Referendum and Recall Act at the federal level in Canada?

Vote 13 Comments 58 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:

April 26th, 2011
Abortion Law (or Lack Thereof) in Canada (Updated)

Our Question: If Canada would consider an Abortion law, what is your position?

April 23rd, 2011
Should Canada’s Human Rights Commissions be Abolished?

Our Question: Should Canada’s human rights commissions be abolished?

April 15th, 2011
OPC Administrative: Double Majority - Popular and Geographic Majority for Official OPC Positions

Our Question: Should the Online Party of Canada use double majority to determine official OPC positions?

April 13th, 2011
Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

Our Question: Is establishing Canada's Arctic sovereignty worth the time and money

April 10th, 2011
Provincial Governments - redundant administrative level

Our Question: Should Provincial governments be eliminated (split resp. into Local and Federal)?

April 10th, 2011
The Cabinet: elected MP's vs. hiring a team of professionals

Our Question: Should the Canadian Cabinet be formed by professionals or elected MPs?

April 9th, 2011
Public Servant Salary Index

Our Question: Should the federal government public servants’ salaries be indexed as fractions of the prime minister's?

April 5th, 2011
The power of the 'Media Consortium' over political debates

Our Question: Should Elections Canada take control and include all registered parties in debates?

April 2nd, 2011
Recycling Programs

Our Question: Should the federal government propose legislation enforcing deposit-based recycling programs on every province?

March 29th, 2011
Canada's F-35 Jet Purchase, and US-relations (Updated)

Our Question: Should Canada honour its commitment to purchase 65 F-35 fighter jets to bolster Canada-US relations?

March 29th, 2011
Culturally Biased Immigration Policies

Our Question: Do you support culturally biased immigration policies?

March 29th, 2011
Penitentiary System Reform

Our Question: Do you support prison reform that would limit the cost per inmate?

March 25th, 2011
Transparency in Government Affairs: Federal Accountability Revisited

Our Question: Should all federal government documents be made available to Canadian citizens in realtime?

March 21st, 2011
Voting by proxy (delegated voting) within the Online Party of Canada

Our Question: Should the Online Party of Canada adopt proxy voting (delegated voting)?

March 20th, 2011
Canada's Emergency Preparedness

Our Question: Would you support an increase of funding for national emergency preparedness?

March 10th, 2011
Protecting Government Whistleblowers: Canada’s Integrity Commissioner

Our Question: Should the position of Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, and other watchdog agencies, be more independent from Parliament?

March 7th, 2011
Attack Ads: Where to Draw the Line

Our Question: Should the Online Party of Canada pledge to NOT use attack ads in the future?

March 7th, 2011
Corporate Tax Rates in Canada (Updated)

Our Question: Should the government cut the federal corporate tax rate down to 15% by 2012?

March 3rd, 2011
Canadian Sanctions on Libyan Regime

Our Question: What should be Canada’s involvement, if any, in the Libyan uprising?

February 25th, 2011
Bridging the Digital Divide in Canada

Our Question: Should the federal government implement new measures to help bridge the digital divide in Canada?

February 24th, 2011
Federal Funding for Professional Sports Venues

Our Question: Should federal funding be available for professional sports venues?

February 23rd, 2011
A New National Holiday in February

Our Question: Should the third Monday in February be designated a national holiday?

February 20th, 2011
Government Action on Credit Card Interest Rates

Our Question: Should the federal government mandate a reduction in credit card interest rates?

February 17th, 2011
Reforming the Patent Act: Patent Law in Canada

Our Question: Should it be a priority for Canada to reform its Patent Act?

February 8th, 2011
Bill C-30 (Updated) - Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Our Question: Should online privacy be absolute, and should the federal government dedicate more resources to protecting it?