Your Political Party

Hi Class – Following up yesterday’s talk about the issues and political platforms, tell us where you stand on the issues:

  • Health Care – universal (funded by taxpayers) or private (funded by users); care for seniors
  • Economy – jobs, taxes, cost of living, debt & deficit…
  • Environment – protect it or not
  • Public Safety – crime, punishment, policing
  • Education – student loans, university tuition (who should pay?)
  • Other issues

Once you have posted your platform. Check out this link to see how your values and beliefs relate to Canada’s political parties. (FYI – your riding is Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo).

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68 Responses to Your Political Party

  1. Turner says:

    We should protect the environment

  2. keagan says:

    I think we should protect the environment .

  3. Daniel Brandon-Parsons says:

    I think everyone should have a emergency plan.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      What do you mean ’emergency plan’? What are your thoughts on some of the other issues?

  4. savannah says:

    I think taxes should be lowered because people pay way too much just for a slushy at gas stations.

  5. Calvin says:

    They should reduce taxes and rase the chances of a student loan.

  6. jacob harmon says:

    We have to kind of protect the enviroment.

  7. I would say that I stand in the middle,but taxes are high and all of that stuff but we don’t have to use lots of gas and we don’t have to be tree huggers too!!!!!!

  8. jacob harmon says:

    They should keep criminals in jail.

  9. Allie Sampson says:

    Education-I think that the University or the other people should pay because people might not have enough money for their education.
    Public safety- I think the police should teach them stuff like they do to get them better.
    Environment-I think the earth should be more protected to keep it safe and clean. By Having more volenteers help to clean the environment.
    Health care-I think the care for seniors should be universal.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Should university students be given the money and not have to pay it back, or should it be easier for students to borrow money for university and pay it back once they are done?

  10. brant says:

    taxis should be no more and we should stop building houses and other nuckelur fuel plants.

  11. jacob harmon says:

    Tax payers should pay for college.

  12. Jacob Kealey says:

    I stand for the middle but taxes really really get on my nerves because if you where working for a job and got paid. The government would get half of that money given to you.Thats why I really wish there weren’t any more taxes so that when we re older we won’t have to struggle with that.

    • Jacob Kealey says:

      also I think tax payers shouldn’t pay for collage because it would cost more and why would you pay for someone else’s education.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Without taxes, how do you propose we maintain the health system?

  13. Hayden Smale says:


  14. jacob harmon says:

    Taxes should not be that high.

  15. Tyler says:

    O ya I’m in the Conservative Party!!!!!
    I think we should protect the environment more.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      How would you do more to protect the environment? What are your ideas? How should we change our habits to help the environment?

  16. Steve Scott says:

    i think we should have health care funded by taxpayers and i also think the economy should have better paying jobs available. the environment should be bought more supplies for its health. instead of just locking up criminals we should take them in and teach them to be better people. for people going 2 college and university they shouldn’t have 2 pay the government should pay for it with the taxes.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Should university and college students be given the money or should there be loans available to them?

  17. Jonny says:

    I think we should keep the taxes were they are. I think we should not change anything in the economy. I think we should protect the environment but still dont spend all the money on it. I think we should help criminals so they can get on the right track in society, but still punish them a little bit. I think the people who want to go to university should pay for it and we should give student loans so they can get a job and go to school

    • Mr. Bell says:

      If taxes stay the same but the costs increase, how would you make up the difference?

  18. mat says:

    save the world

  19. Rylee Johnson says:

    health care- I think we should care for the seniors
    Economy- I think that our taxes should go down. I also think that when you buy a house you shouldn’t have to get bills for it every year. I think as soon as you have bought the house no more money needs to be owed and I think that is why we have so many homeless people.
    environment- I think we should protect the environment and stop building in forests.
    Public safety- I think that you will have to pay to keep someone in jail. They obviously should be in jail.
    Education- I do think that student should pay to go in university because if they don’t the taxes will go higher and higher if they pay for all the students. I do think though that the students shouldn’t have to pay as much.
    That is all πŸ˜€

    • Mr. Bell says:

      If taxes are lowered while costs continue to increase, how do you suggest to make up the difference?

  20. BQ says:

    taxes are getting way to high and every things way to expensive, and look at the environment it’s not clean any more it’s covered in pollute,toxins and oil! what about the water, well in china it can make you sick and what about soap lake in Washington it’s not a pretty clear lake any more it is now poop lake!

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Would lowering taxes help the environment? What should change to help the environment?

  21. jacob harmon says:

    people should not pay for surgery by them selves.

  22. For heath we should not let rich people buy their way to the top of a wating list at all !!!!!!!That is like budging to the front of a line!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  23. Anna says:

    I think that we should care a little bit more about the earth. I mean we are polluting the earth with all of the gas but of we raise the price not so many people will by it but if people need to go somewhere far (like to far to walk or ride a bike) they will have to pay so much.On a scale of 1-10 on caring about earth I think we are at 4 but I think we should be at about 6, 6 1\2. And so many animals are going to die from people hunting animals you are not aloud to. Sooner or later we are going to run out of gas , money and electricity. Soon people are going to turn on each other, friend turned on friend, brother on brother and so on. So if I were to choose a party I would choose the Green Party.

  24. Lea Andrews says:

    Taxes are too high I think that we should get rid of taxes its just making everything that we buy more expensive. We are paying to much on stuff so Thats why I think that we should get rid of them

    • Mr. Bell says:

      If you get rid of taxes, where do you suggest the money comes from to pay for health care, policing…?

  25. mat says:

    help the earth and the enviroment

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Explain what ‘help’ you think is needed for the environment and how you would do it.

  26. Ashley Evin says:

    Health care- I think that we should care for the seniors but i would have to go with universal.
    Economy- Well the taxes are getting high but you should live off of what you pay for and the jobs we have.
    Environment-We should recycle daily without littering and we sometimes have to put buildings and house were the animals live but other then that we have to protect the environment. The government should care for the environment and not polute the air.
    Public safety- If someone has done a crime they should go to jail but that person should get back on his feet to learn how to be a safe citizen. To go to jail pays a lot of money then you should only be in there until you are fine to leave.
    Education- I think that the government should pay for a little bit of the student loans but the student should get a job and live with
    They should reduce taxes and have no HST. πŸ™‚

  27. mYRAndA/tOTski Wawryk says:

    I would leave the environment as it is but….still moe the lawn .teehee.. but seriously have any of you noticed the water was very low in the river??here.we are just killing the environment with all this gas and plastic…vehicles,buildings we should lay low on all this stuff,like paper …we are killing the trees.have you noticed that most places on the earth is fludding but we are drying up{are water is disapearing}.WE NEED MORE WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=(

  28. Allie Sampson says:

    I’m On The Liberal Party.

  29. Lea Andrews says:

    I am with the Conservative party

  30. kimberly loucks says:

    health care- we should increase the health care and make senior homes, and more health care doctors so the seniors should have more health care in there live, and so they will stay healthy they should have a doctor come to there house and take care of them 1 a month so they don’t have to take a taxi’s or a bus to there doctors appointment, because some seniors can’t walk and it is hard for some seniors to breath to.
    economy- I think that there should be more jobs in this world, and the taxes should stay the same so Canada can pay off the debt. The taxes should stay the same they should not increase, and we should not have more taxes coming out.
    environment- i think that the we should protect our environment and plant more trees to keep the air clean and we should stop building in the forest, it wrecks the animals habitat and there home.
    public safety- There should be more police out there so if someone gets hurt they will be right there in a matter of seconds so it won’t get worse. if there is a crime on the streets and nobody is doing something about it, well i just say that is wrong.
    education- I think that everybody should have an education and go to college free so they can move on in life and learn more things what they won’t to be in life.
    other issues- corporeal taxes being lowed, government overspending, medical, market based solution to parking problems, public employees double dip retirement,
    competition electronically market proves success in taxes, the politics of executive pay, the role of culture in state failure.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      So if taxes stay the same, how can you pay for more policing?

      • kimberly loucks says:

        you can pay more taxes with other food items and clothing all of the things that you bye.

        • Mr. Bell says:

          Quick word choice / spelling tip: bye is used in ‘goodbye’ or ‘bye bye’. When you mean purchase, use the word ‘buy’.

  31. Allie Sampson says:

    WE need TO save THE environment AND the TREES!

    • Mr. Bell says:

      So if we save trees, what is your plan for people working in the forest industry?

      Also, what new materials should be used to build houses?

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