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The next Prime Minister's responses to the issues below may affect your quality of life, tax rate or even your life span.

While campaign promises and statements should be considered with scepticism, they indicate the candidate's most likely political positions. 

Answer the questions below to determine which candidate and his or her political party most closely matches your political views. If a choice is not important or not acceptable to you, select "Don't care".

1. PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to permit individual provinces to use private providers in the delivery of publicly funded health services?

Keep health care system 100% public
Neither
Open to provision
of some services
by private providers
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

2. NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FUNDING:

Federal transfers to the provinces represent 19 per cent of health-care spending. The Romanow Report on health care recommended the federal government return its share of health-care funding to provinces to pre-1995 levels of 25 per cent. Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to promise to increase federal contributions to provinces for health-care funding to 25 per cent?

Support increase federal share of funding to pre-1995 levels
Neither
Do not support increase federal share of funding to pre-1995 levels
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

3. PERSONAL INCOME TAX:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to immediately reduce personal income tax?

Supports immediate cuts to personal income tax
Neither
Do not support immediate cuts to personal income tax
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

4. BUSINESS TAX:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate significant cuts to business tax as a policy to stem the so-called 'brain drain'?

Support cuts to business taxes
Neither
Do not support cuts to business taxes
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

5. MARIJUANA:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to legislate the decriminalization of marijuana?

Support decriminalization
Neither
Oppose decriminalization
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

6. MISSILE DEFENCE:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to support or oppose Canada’s participation in the United States’ plan for a missile-defence shield?

Support missile defence
Neither
Oppose missile defence
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

7. GAS TAX:

With Canadian gas prices approaching a dollar per litre, do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to immediately reduce or maintain current federal taxes on gasoline?

Immediately reduce federal gas taxes
Neither
Maintain federal gas taxes
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

8. GUN REGISTRY:

The federal gun registry was originally budged to cost $2-million, but the Auditor-General estimates that it will cost at least $1-billion by 2005. Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to maintain or abolish the current gun registry?

Maintain current gun registry
Neither
Abolish current gun registry
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

9. IRAQ:

Do you want your Prime Minister to have supported the U.S. policy on invading Iraq?

Support U.S. policy on invading Iraq
Neither
Oppose U.S. policy on invading Iraq
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

10. NATIONAL UNITY:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to work with Quebec separatists or former Quebec separatists in a minority or majority government?

Support working with separatists or former separatists
Neither
Oppose working with separatists or former separatists
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

11. MILITARY SPENDING:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to increase spending on military equipment or to provide adequate funding for the forces to maintain a peacekeeping role?

Increase spending on military equipment
Neither
Provide adequate funding for a peacekeeping role
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

12. KYOTO:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to implement the international Kyoto Accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Implement Kyoto Accord
Neither
Do not implement Kyoto
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

13. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:

Do you want your Prime Minister to advocate changing the traditional definition of marriage to include same-sex couples?

Support new definition of marriage
Neither
No change to the traditional definition of marriage
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

14. ABORTION:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate a 'pro-choice' stance or a 'pro-life' stance on abortion issues?

'Pro-choice'
Neither
'Pro-life'
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

15. ELECTED SENATE:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to support or oppose making the necessary constitutional changes to create an elected senate?

Support elected senate
Neither
Oppose elected senate
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

16. POST-SECONDARY TUITION FEES:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to immediately make significant cuts to post-secondary tuition fees?

Support tuition fee cuts
Neither
Oppose tuition fee cuts
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

17. FIXED ELECTION DATES:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to support having a fixed election date?

Support fixed election date
Neither
Oppose fixed election date
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

18. MORE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:

Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to legislate more annual national holidays for Canadians?

Support new holiday
Neither
Oppose new holiday
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

19. TERRORISM:

Members of the Khadr family, Canadian citizens, admitted on national television they support terrorist groups and some of their children have trained at Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan. Do you want your Prime Minister to support or oppose their right to Canadian citizenship?

Support citizenship
Neither
Oppose citizenship
Strongly Somewhat

No Preference
Somewhat Strongly

 

 

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