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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 skepticism, they indicate the candidate's most likely political positions.

Answer the questions below to determine which candidate most closely matches your political views. If a choice is not important or not acceptable to you, select "No Preference".


 

1. HEALTH CARE FUNDING: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to consider allowing individual provinces to privatize some parts of the health care system?
Keep health care system
100% public
Neither Consider some
privatization
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

2. NATIONAL HEALTH CARE STANDARDS: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate a strong federal role in enforcing national health care standards or do you prefer a Prime Minister and party that leaves health care standards up to individual provinces?
Federal government
should set standards
Neither Each province should
set own standards
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

3. PERSONAL INCOME TAX: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate progressive personal income tax reductions (for example, proportionate tax cuts based on income brackets) or do you want aggressive reductions that affect some tax brackets differently than others (for example, a single tax rate)?
Gradual and progressive
tax breaks
Neither Aggressive reductions
and a single rate
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 drastic cuts
to business taxes
Neither Do not support drastic
cuts to business taxes
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

5. NATIONAL DEBT: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate aggressive debt reduction or do you prefer a Prime Minister and his or her political party that will reduce the debt gradually?
Gradual debt
reduction
Neither Aggressive debt
reduction
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

6. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to support federal regional development programs or would you prefer a Prime Minister and political party that advocates abolishing programs targeted to specific regions such as Atlantic Canada?
Keep regional
development programs
Neither Abolish regional
development programs
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

7. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to promote a get tough 'law and order' agenda that includes stiffer penalties for young offenders and longer jail terms or would you prefer a Prime Minister and political party that focuses on crime prevention, attacking underlying social problems and rehabilitation of criminals?
Tough law and
order agenda
Neither Crime prevention agenda
with focus on underlying
social problems
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

8. GUN CONTROL: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate and enforce mandatory gun registration or would you prefer an American-style 'right to bear arms' approach?
Gun registration
and control
Neither 'Right to bear
arms' approach
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

9. FOREIGN POLICY: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate full and active participation in international peace and development bodies such as the United Nations or would you prefer a Prime Minister and political party that would scale back Canada's participation in such organizations?
Full participation in
international organizations
Neither Scale back participation in
international organizations
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

10. NATIONAL UNITY: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to maintain the position that a 50% plus 1 vote on clear question is sufficient for a provincial government to unilaterally declare independence (UDI) from the Canadian federation?
50% + 1 vote on clear
question is not enough
for UDI
Neither 50% + 1 vote on clear
question is enough
for UD
I
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

11. IMMIGRATION: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to maintain present criteria and levels for immigration or would you prefer one that promotes policies to reduce immigration levels and make the criteria more restrictive?
Maintain present criteria
and immigration levels
Neither Further restrict criteria
and reduce immigration levels
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

12. ENVIRONMENT: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to place high importance on environmental concerns?
Support business and private property issues ahead of environmental issues Neither Support stronger environmental
protection legislation ahead of business and private property issues
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly

 

13. GAY RIGHTS: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to advocate legislative equality for homosexuals in areas such as marriage and spousal benefits or would you prefer a Prime Minister and political party that promotes policies based on the 'traditional family' model?
Accept new or alternative definitions of 'family' Neither Encourage 'traditional
family' model
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. EDUCATION: Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to use federal powers such as tax incentives to encourage the development of charter or religious schools, or would you prefer federal neutrality on primary and secondary education, which has traditionally been an area of provincial jurisdiction?
Federal government should remain neutral on education Neither Federal government should encourage private schools
Strongly Somewhat No Preference Somewhat Strongly
   


 

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