2019 Western Debate Tournament-Nov 2019
Given limited resources, THBT LGBTQ+ and women's rights movements should preference a strong social media presence (ex. the #metoo movement) over a strong physical presence (ex. mobilizing people for protests)
THBT voters should vote solely on politicians' legislative agendas without consideration for personal lives or actions
THW abandon the use of economic sanctions as a tool for achieving political aims.
THR the glorification of self-sacrifice for the well-being of others.
TH as the left would employ bad faith politics against the right.
THW give highly advanced artificial intelligence the same rights as humans.
THBT South Korea should re-open the Kaesong Industrial Region
THBT productivity culture is incompatible with the pursuit of happiness
2019 York University Debate Tournament-Oct 2019
THW Lower the voting age to 16
THBT governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
Given that your 'one true soulmate' exists and there is a test that allows you to determine who your true soulmate is, given that you are already in a satisfying relationship. THW take the test to determine who their one true soulmate is.
TH (as Canada) prefers a minority government as opposed to a majority government
TH opposes the attempts by the feminist movement to redefine roles and behaviors traditionally associated with women (e.g. wanting to be a housewife, wearing make-up) as empowering
THW nationalize any company that is “Too Big to Fail”
Grand Final: Assuming that there's a tradeoff, THBT LGBT+ Pride campaigns should focus on direct protest rather than celebration
Novice Final: THW ban private/commercial space travel
2019 Waterloo Debate Tournament-Sep 2019
THBT the US government should never negotiate with terrorists
THR the prevalence of marriage.
THBT the state should seize all vacant housing (vacant housing are homes that have not been lived in for 12 months).
This house prefers a world in which, upon childhood, all people intuitively come to know their natural expiration date.
THBT all national economic policy (taxation, monetary policy, tariffs, etc.) should be set by an appointed panel of economists rather than elected officials.
There are no motions available for this round.
This house prefers a world where morality is viewed as relative as opposed to universal.
THW Ban Zoos
THW Implement School Uniforms
THW Ban Homework
THW Ban Cellphones in Schools
THW Eliminate summer break and have school throughout the year
THW Ban Standardized Testing
THW Legalize all drugs
THW Ban Private Schools
THW Make Voting Mandatory
THW Legalize the Sale of Organs
THW Make Organ Donation Mandatory
THW Not give aid to countries with poor human rights records
THW Make University Free
THW Ban Violent Video Games
THR The increasing popularity of Social Media
THW Ban Alcohol
THW implement a tax on unhealthy foods and snacks
THS government collection of private information as a security measure
THBT police officers on regular patrol should not carry firearms
THW Require the police to wear body cameras at all times