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Sitara Chiu

Sitara Chiu

PPC candidate for York South—Weston
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Health & Healthcare

Review of COVID Response

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Lockdowns, mask mandates, school closures, and other authoritarian sanitary measures have not had any noticeable effect on the course of the pandemic. Regions or countries that implemented strict measures have been as impacted as those that did not.

Both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can get infected and transmit the virus, which negates the rationale for segregation and vaccine passports.

COVID Vaccination

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Oppose vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, and other authoritarian measures imposed by provincial governments, and support individuals and groups that challenge such measures in court.

Support emergency provincial measures to protect the most vulnerable, but stop bailing out provinces that impose economically destructive lockdowns.

Healthcare Access

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Promote a rational and scientifically based approach to the pandemic that focuses on the protection of the most vulnerable, guarantees the freedom of Canadians to make decisions based on informed consent, and rejects coercion and discrimination.

Climate Change & the Environment

Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.

Emissions Reductions Targets

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.

Carbon Pricing

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

Jobs & the Economy

Regulation

Policy by Sitara Chiu
More government intervention in the economy is not the answer to our economic challenges. Every time the government takes an additional dollar in taxes, or borrows it, this is a dollar that individuals or businesspeople will not be able to spend or invest.

Taxation

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Many of our trading partners do not tax capital gains. There was no capital gains tax in Canada until 1972. Abolishing it would encourage every Canadian to save and invest more and would give our entrepreneurs access to a larger pool of capital. The benefits to our economy would vastly exceed the loss of government revenues.

Housing & Homelessness

Mortgages

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Work with provinces to curb speculation and money laundering by foreign non-resident buyers in Canada’s land and housing markets.

Housing Prices

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Stop funding social housing, which unfairly competes with private developers and has historically been a financial, social and urban planning disaster in every city where it’s become widespread. It is not the government’s role to build and rent apartments. Dependency on government handouts is never the solution.

Housing Supply

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Substantially reduce immigration quotas, from about 400k planned by the Liberal government, down to 100k-150k per year. This will help reduce demand for housing and cool down these markets, especially in the large cities where most immigrants settle.

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Human Rights & Equality

Education

Seniors & Senior Care

Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation

Drinking Water

Policy by Sitara Chiu
It’s unacceptable that some indigenous communities live in conditions that resemble those of third world countries. But the current model to solve these problems is based on top-down bureaucratic solutions imposed by Ottawa on dependent communities with no voice in the process.

We will ensure that indigenous communities take more ownership of the services they receive in partnership with all levels of government.

Self-Determination

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Explore options to replace the paternalistic Indian Act, which keeps indigenous peoples in a state of dependency and allows the federal government to control most aspects of their lives, with a new legal framework that guarantees equal rights and responsibilities to indigenous people as Canadians, and promotes the self-reliance of communities.

Reconciliation

Policy by Sitara Chiu
It’s unacceptable that some indigenous communities live in conditions that resemble those of third world countries. But the current model to solve these problems is based on top-down bureaucratic solutions imposed by Ottawa on dependent communities with no voice in the process.

We will ensure that indigenous communities take more ownership of the services they receive in partnership with all levels of government.

Natural Resources & Extraction

Agriculture

Policy by Sitara Chiu
The system forces producers to buy quotas which grant permission to produce a set amount. For example, it costs between $20,000 and $40,000 to get the right to milk one cow. It keeps out imports by imposing exorbitant tariffs that range from 150% for eggs to 300% for butter. Because our market is closed to most imports, our farmers are not allowed to export their products.

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Affordability & Childcare

Food & Nutrition

Policy by Sitara Chiu
In 2020-2021, the Liberals recorded a $354 billion deficit. The past year’s deficit was entirely funded by money printed by the Bank of Canada, which is fueling inflation. Instead of paying for the deficit directly with taxes, Canadians are paying it indirectly with higher prices on all goods and services.

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Gas Prices

Policy by Sitara Chiu
In 2020-2021, the Liberals recorded a $354 billion deficit. The past year’s deficit was entirely funded by money printed by the Bank of Canada, which is fueling inflation. Instead of paying for the deficit directly with taxes, Canadians are paying it indirectly with higher prices on all goods and services.

Public Safety & Policing

Immigration & Refugees

Refugees

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Accept fewer resettled refugees (see Refugees policy) and limit the number of immigrants accepted under the family reunification program, including abolishing the program for parents and grand-parents.

Temporary Foreign Workers

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Limit the number of temporary foreign workers and make sure that they fulfil temporary positions and do not compete unfairly with Canadian workers.

Immigration Process

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Substantially lower the total number of immigrants and refugees Canada accept every year, from 350,000 to between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances.

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Transit & Transportation

Infrastructure

International Relations

Québec

Misc.

Freedom of Speech

Policy by Sitara Chiu
Repeal any existing legislation or regulation curtailing free speech on the internet and prevent the reinstatement of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Repeal C-16, M-103, C-10, and C-36.

Biography

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Sitara Chiu was born in Scarborough, Ontario. She is the daughter of an engineer and a political science major who have given her a world view that is grounded in practicality and can see the bigger picture.

She attended the University of Toronto for Civil Engineering with a focus on Building Science. She has since completed numerous building restoration projects. In her role as engineer and prime consultant she understand the truth of making trade-offs when managing multiple stakeholders and subconsultants.

Reason for running

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Sitara is running as the PPC candidate for York South-Weston to take a stand for the Canadian values she has grown up believing in of Personal Responsibility, Individual freedom, Respect & Fairness.