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April 26th, 2011

Abortion Law (or Lack Thereof) in Canada (Updated)

Canada has not had an abortion law on the books since 1988. Some feel this is proof that a law isn’t needed, while others call for a government to be brave enough to tackle this divisive issue. A private member's motion filed in February, 2012, suggests at least some Conservative MPs are looking for a national conversation. ...

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

Vote 18 Comments 93 Votes

April 23rd, 2011

Should Canada’s Human Rights Commissions be Abolished?

Although they have been in place as long as the Canadian Human Rights Act - more than 30 years - Canada’s human rights commissions have been under fire recently, mainly for the prosecution of hate speech. Some say the commissions should be abolished altogether, and that the courts should prosecute offences under the Act. ...

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

Vote 16 Comments 61 Votes

April 15th, 2011

OPC Administrative: Double Majority - Popular and Geographic Majority for Official OPC Positions

A valid concern with direct democracy applied to the national level is that Canadians living in the larger metropolitan areas could practically decide the faith of the rest of the country on important pieces of legislation. Given that regional differences are inevitable in Canada, some measures such as the requirement for "double majority" could be embedded directly in the OPC voting system to mitigate these concerns. ...

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

Vote 6 Comments 34 Votes

April 13th, 2011

Canada's Arctic Sovereignty

Regions of the Arctic are hotly contested, and Canada has stepped up efforts to bolster its claimed Arctic sovereignty. The Conservative government has committed significant resources toward proving our claims, and there is some debate whether or not this is money well spent. ...

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

Vote 4 Comments 39 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 10th, 2011

Provincial Governments - redundant administrative level

While our current government seems to be moving toward a decentralized form of federalism, giving more power to the provinces, the overlapping interests and potential for increased efficiencies raises the question of whether provincial governments are filling a necessary role. ...

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

Vote 25 Comments 82 Votes

April 10th, 2011

The Cabinet: elected MP's vs. hiring a team of professionals

The federal cabinet in Canada is made up of elected MPs, who may be juggled between departments; in the US, as well as many other countries, the cabinet is a group of appointed professionals with specific skills and experience. Is it time for a change in Canada? ...

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

Vote 13 Comments 75 Votes

April 9th, 2011

Public Servant Salary Index

While the salaries for many public servants can be obtained after some significant legwork, it could be useful if there existed an index of all public servants' salaries, perhaps represented as a fraction of the prime ministers'. ...

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

Vote 8 Comments 32 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 5th, 2011

The power of the 'Media Consortium' over political debates

A 'Media Consortium' has decided for Canada before this election even started: same politicians, perennial incumbents who are rotating from power to opposition and back, will be re-elected, and same 4 parties will play another game of musical chairs worth hundreds of millions of our tax dollars. A very small group of powerful media executives have picked winners and losers in a free election held in a democratic country. OPC along with all other officially registered political parties has been excluded from the public debate during this year's elections. ...

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

Vote 16 Comments 76 Votes Official Position: Yes

April 2nd, 2011

Recycling Programs

Manitoba is relying on a recycling program that would have been a good start thirty years ago. In the 21st Century, however, relying entirely on a voluntary blue box program is irresponsible and down right shameful. The province needs to embrace a deposit-based recycling program now. ...

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

Vote 11 Comments 89 Votes Official Position: Yes

March 29th, 2011

Canada's F-35 Jet Purchase, and US-relations (Updated)

If it goes through, the $9 billion purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets will be one of Canada's biggest ever arms deals. ...

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

Vote 14 Comments 66 Votes Official Position: No

March 29th, 2011

Culturally Biased Immigration Policies

Potential immigrants to the Netherlands must view a video featuring nudity, homosexuality, blasphemy, and other 'shocking' aspects of Dutch culture to ensure newcomers will fit in. Should similar steps be taken here? ** Added a new reference link to a BBC Europe article ...

Our Question: Do you support culturally biased immigration policies?

Vote 19 Comments 106 Votes

March 29th, 2011

Penitentiary System Reform

The annual cost-per-inmate in the Canadian corrections system ranges between $84,000 and $344,000, which will only go up with proposed 'tough on crime' legislation putting more citizens behind bars. There may be ways to reduce that cost. ...

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

Vote 15 Comments 99 Votes Official Position: Yes

March 25th, 2011

Transparency in Government Affairs: Federal Accountability Revisited

The Federal Accountability Act was introduced in 2006 with a stated purpose of increasing transparency; in light of the accusations of contempt and charges raised in Parliament in recent weeks, it would appear things are as bad as ever. Perhaps our government needs to go further to ensure accountability to the public. ...

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

Vote 15 Comments 128 Votes Official Position: Yes

March 21st, 2011

Voting by proxy (delegated voting) within the Online Party of Canada

One recurring concern with regards to direct democracy (“a form of democracy in which sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate”) is that not every citizen may have the time and/or knowledge to vote on every single issue. Many direct democracy parties around the world have advocated the use of proxy voting (delegated voting) as a way of remedying this problem. ...

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

Vote 13 Comments 39 Votes

March 20th, 2011

Canada's Emergency Preparedness

Considering the potential devastation caused by natural disasters and the necessity to respond quickly and efficiently, one could argue that our government spends too little on emergency preparedness relative to other priorities; our federal government spends more on advertising its Economic Action Plan than it does on emergency preparedness - is this a problem that needs rectifying? ...

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

Vote 4 Comments 93 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

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:

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?

February 3rd, 2011
Water Privatization and Export: NAFTA and the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Our Question: Should the federal government propose legislation preventing or restricting the export of fresh water from any province?

February 1st, 2011
Open Data: Private Members' Motion M-587, the Liberal Open Government Initiative, and the Open Government Resolution

Our Question: Should the federal government make the creation of an open data strategy and the accompanying standards a high priority?

January 9th, 2011
Criminal Justice

Our Question: Should the Canadian government aggressively pursue 'tough on crime' legislation?

January 4th, 2011
Census 2011: Using a National Registry-Based System instead of Questionnaires

Our Question: Starting in 2011, should Canadian

December 23rd, 2010
Pension Reform

Our Question: Should it be a high priority for the federal government to work with the provinces reforming Canada's pension system?

December 23rd, 2010
Cross-border Shopping

Our Question: Should the cross-border shopping be made easier and less expensive?

December 9th, 2010
Airport Security

Our Question: Have Canadian authorities gone too far in an effort to make air travel safe?

December 4th, 2010
Should Remembrance Day be a Statutory Holiday Across Canada? (Updated)

Our Question: Should the federal government mandate that Remembrance Day be a national statutory holiday?

December 1st, 2010
Moratorium on shale gas extraction in Canada / Moratoire sur l'exploitation des gaz de schiste au Canada ***UPDATED JAN. 27th, 2011***

Our Question: Would you support a temporary moratorium on shale gas extraction in Canada?

November 18th, 2010
Transparent Government Budgeting and Expenditures Reporting

Our Question: What measures should be taken to increase transparency in budgeting procedures and expenditures?

November 18th, 2010
Bill C-311 (Updated) - Action on Climate Change

Our Question: Should the Canadian government re-introduce a bill similar to Bill C-311, taking aggressive action on climate change?

November 9th, 2010
Mandatory Retirement for Elected Officials

Our Question: Should there be mandatory retirement age for elected officials?

November 9th, 2010
Consumption of hard drugs among minors

Our Question: What should the federal government do about hard drug use among youth?

November 6th, 2010
Free Public Transit

Our Question: Should the government explore making transit service free in urban centres?

November 6th, 2010
Tax Simplification and Fairness (lower rates for low income brackets)

Our Question: Should Canada use a flat tax system and lower rates for lower income brackets?