Candidates take political test

Close to one million people have taken part in the CBC Political Vote Compass, including three of the four Halifax MP candidates. Launched Saturday March 26, the CBC Vote Compass was developed by a team of political researchers from the University of Toronto. After you answer 30 questions on a five-point scale, the Vote Compass lets you know which party you align with most.
We took the Vote Compass to the candidates to find out where they really stand – and if that aligns with their party’s stance.
Michael Dewar, the Green candidate, tested as Green. Liberal candidate Stan Kutcher’s results ended up being Liberal, but surprisingly, so did those of Conservative candidate George Nikolaou.
NDP candidate Megan Leslie declined to take part in the Vote Compass. “I’m not comfortable ranking such critical issues with words like very or somewhat,” she says.
Scroll down the chart to see s0me of the questions and to compare who said what with the views of each party.
Want to take the test yourself? It takes about ten minutes – click here
Watch George Stroumboulopoulos talk about the CBC Vote Compass.
YouTube video copyright CBC.
The Question The Answers The Party Answers
How much should the government spend on the military Stan Kutcher: About the same as Now

Michael Dewar: Much Less
George Nikolaou: About the Same as Now
Liberal: Somewhat Less

Green: Somewhat Less
Conservative: Somewhat More
NDP: About the Same as now
The federal budget deficit should be reduced, even if it leads to fewer public services? Stan Kutcher: Somewhat Agree

Michael Dewar: Somewhat Agree
George Nikolaou: Somewhat Disagree
Liberal: Neither Agree, Nor Disagree

Green: Strongly Disagree
Conservative: Somewhat Agree
NDP: Somewhat Disagree
Canada should adopt a carbon tax. Stan Kutcher: Neither Agree, Nor Disagree

Michael Dewar: Strongly Agree
George Nikolaou: Somewhat Disagree
Liberal: Strongly Disagree

Green: Strongly Agree
Conservative: Strongly Disagree
NDP: Somewhat Disagree
How much of a role should the private sector have in health care? Stan Kutcher: About the same as now

Michael Dewar: Much Less
George Nikolaou: About the same as now.
Liberal: Somewhat Less

Green: Much Less
Conservative: Somewhat more
NDP: Much Less
Marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Stan Kutcher: Strongly Disagree

Michael Dewar: Strongly Disagree
George Nikolaou: Neither Agree, Nor Disagree
Liberal: Strongly Disagree

Green: Strongly Disagree
Conservative: Strongly Agree
NDP: Strongly Disagree
How much tax should corporations pay? Stan Kutcher: About the Same as Now

Michael Dewar: Much More
George Nikolaou: Neither Agree, Nor Disagree
Liberal: Somewhat more

Green: Somewhat More
Conservative: Much Less
NDP: Somewhat More

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