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Proposition 28: Foreign Policy on Human Rights

Yes. I don’t know how this is controversial, but yes, duh.

Summary: I’m not a politician, but obviously we should take a stand against human rights abusers, even if our counties happen to share a border.

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Proposition 27: Monarchy

Of all the questions you could ask in an election season, this might be the weirdest. None of the mainstream political parties would actually do this, whether or not they actually supported the idea in principle. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the question itself, but asking it amidst all the other ones is a little odd.

At this point, much like in the UK (where it seems anarchy reigns), the monarchy is simple a figurehead who rubber-stamps decisions made by elected officials. While it does add an extra level of bureaucracy, I am in favour of the world being more interconnected politically, rather than less, so unless we’re ditching the Commonwealth for a new World government, I see no rush to do this.

Summary: The question as posed is fine, but I don’t really see the point in asking it.

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Proposition 26: Pharmacare

Again, I feel like this is a provincial thing (OHIP+ does this in Ontario for kids under the age of 18 who aren’t on their parent’s insurance), but I am just all for it.

The question here is passable because again it’s an agree or disagree with no prior knowledge required, but even seeing some stats on the average annual household spending on drugs (with or without insurance) would be really interesting to add to this discussion.

Summary: Question is fine, obviously as a proponent of covering the basic necessities of life for everyone, I am in complete agreement.

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