Do NOT Reward Incompetence

Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

Aspects of incompetence include:

The above is a portion of a ‘textbook’ definition from Wikipedia, NOT a criticism of someone’s character – or even their intent, individually or collectively. Please keep that important distinction in mind as you read the entirety of this article.

Decisions must be made. Continuously. By all of us. Some are relatively easy and don’t take much thought. Choosing high probability outcomes over low probability outcomes. Advancing on a green light – not a red light. Wearing shoes while walking on broken glass.

Other decisions are not quite so easy – but all have consequences, and outcomes.

The current Liberal government under out self-proclaimed first ‘post-national’ Prime Minister is making a number of decisions ruinous to the social fabric of Canada, the economic well-being of Canada, adherence to the ‘Rule of Law’ in Canada and Trudeau has even blatantly ignored his oath of office by abrogating his responsibilities to Canadians by acquiescing to ‘Compacts’ and ‘Accords’ that allow unelected foreign individuals and entities, specifically the morally corrupt United Nations, to dictate Canadian policies and financial obligations.

The Liberals under Trudeau have made their decisions – on the SNC Lavalin corruption scandal, on the Paris Accord, on the Global Compact on Migration, on Supply Management.

The decisions have been made – and the consequences are becoming increasingly apparent as our economy grinds to a halt, bordering on recession. Liberal caucus members are being booted out for standing up for their principles and the Rule of Law. Canadians are already starting to feel the choking constriction on discretionary spending as a result of the Carbon Tax.

Canadians are fighting back against Immigration Policies being dictated by the United Nations, instead of being judiciously administered by our own ‘once sovereign’ government. Canadians continue to pay multi-millions of dollars to subsidize a few privileged agricultural sectors to the detriment of other agricultural sectors as well as the hapless consumer.

Even the compliant Main Stream Media in Canada has been ‘bought and paid for’ with the recent $595 Million bribe, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers, ensuring the continuing irrational and highly favorably biased press coverage that the Liberals enjoy from a complicit media.

While there be consequences? Only the voter can decide in October (or sooner) as we get our all too infrequent opportunity to remove an ‘incompetent’ government from office.

Removing the Liberals from wielding otherwise unaccountable political power is the ‘power’ that the voter holds constitutionally – and must exercise with the best interests of the country and Canadians in mind.

Canadians will make a decision in 2019 – and not everyone will be happy with the outcome.

Even within new political movements and federal political parties, the matter of dealing with incompetence must be addressed – and dealt with in the best interests of the membership – and the principles of the party.

Recently, the People’s Party of Canada has been assaulted on social media and even in pockets of Main Stream Media by articles and comments suggesting that there is something amiss within the ranks of the PPC – and its leadership.

I am asserting, emphatically, that there is nothing newsworthy amiss within the ranks of the PPC nor in its leadership.

Instead, there was a necessary, and principled, decision to deal with our own identified internal incompetence displayed by certain individuals who, while perhaps well-intentioned, were not contributing positively in accordance with the high standards set by the People’s Party of Canada in the discharging of their responsibilities. In short, whatever the intent, the ultimate result was incompetent. Demonstrably and empirically, irrefutably incompetent.

Incompetence, at any level, and for any reason, cannot and should not be rewarded.

The People’s Party of Canada made a decision, a necessary decision, a principled decision, in February, 2019 – and not everyone will be happy with the outcome.

If the People’s Party of Canada wants to demonstrate to Canadian voters that it has the courage of its convictions and an unwavering belief in its principles, it cannot, and should not, tolerate incompetence within its own development process any more than the Canadian voter should support incompetence when assessing political alternatives heading into this critical 2019 federal election.

National Sovereignty -Canada’s No. 1 Issue?

This is a guest article contribution provided to rightdecision.ca. The commentary and the opinions offered are solely those of the author (canucklaw.ca).

National Sovereignty is “The” Most Pressing Issue For Canadians

by Alex

The landscape has been changing even more in recent years. Who governs your country, and what agenda they have matters. But that divide is not what we have been led to believe.

It is not Left v.s. Right. Rather,It is Globalist v.s. Nationalist

A Nationalist believes that their country should remain sovereign, and that the citizens should be responsible for determining its destiny. There will be differences of opinions, yes, but the belief is still that citizens should be in charge of their future. The culture, language, heritage and traditions should remain intact. Control should lie with elected representatives of a Federal Parliament/Congress.

A Globalist believes that national sovereignty should be eroded or stopped altogether in the name of “the greater good”. This ideology rejects any sort of distinctive national identity, and promotes world government/1-world vision ideals. The needs and interests of host nations are obstacles to be overcome, and a global body should determine what is best for everyone. 
If you think your Federal representatives don’t look after your interests, do you think Global reps would do any better?

There is not a single administration in Canada that is responsible for this. Successive governments have implemented UN and Globalists ideas for over 50 years now. It is death by a thousand cuts.

Across the Western World, so called “Conservative” parties implement much the same policies as Liberals. They just aren’t as gung ho when selling them to the people.

To name a few:

UN Global Migration Compact-UN Agenda 21/2030

UN Digitial Cooperation (Internet Regulation)

UN Religious Defamation (Blasphemy Ban)

UN Paris Accord (Carbon Taxes)

UN Global Citizenship Initiative

UN Gender Agenda

Much of the work on my site, Canuck Law, has been to draw attention to what is happening. Globalist forces are piece by piece taking away our freedoms and autonomy.

In addition to writing about this topic, I took action in a different way: going to court (3 times now).

Challenge to the UN Global Migration Compact:

As was reported, I went to Calgary on December 6, 2018 in an attempt to file a legal challenge to it being implemented.

 The short version of events is this, after some back and forth, the Federal Court Judge threw out the case (and awarded $500 in court costs). Although numerous grounds were cited in the reasons, one important thing stands out.

THE FEDERAL COURT RULED THAT THE United Nations Global Migration Compact WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A BINDING LEGAL CONTRACT. 

Many of us were worried that signing this agreement would become a sort of “soft law”, which legally binding future decisions could then be based off of. In a sense, leaving the Compact unchallenged would the worst . But now that a Court has ruled it’s not binding, that “should” put a stop to it.

There are 2 other matters pending:

1/ Attempting to close the loophole in the Canada/US Safe 3rd Country Agreement. Canada and the US recognize each other as safe countries. Therefore, people attempting asylum claims should not be able to “shop” around, but claim asylum in the first country they reach. However, due to poor wording, it seems to not apply if they cross anywhere other than an official port.

2/ Although still in the proposal stages, hundreds of high ranking officials within UN supporting countries are floating the ideal of a UN Parliamentary Assembly, or Global Government. Obviously, Canada will have no control over its own interests if we joined such a group. Canada would be just 1 of 193 nations (and hold 0.5% of voting rights).

It will be interesting to see how those turn out.
Regardless, Canadians do need to wake up to what is happening around them. We don’t have a country, if we cannot control our borders, immigration, laws, or domestic policies.

I openly advocate leaving the UN (see https://canucklaw.ca/canada-should-leave-the-un-the-masterlist/). As more and more Canadians become aware, this opinion will certainly grow.

UN and Globalism Links
(1) <a href=”https://www.icj-cij.org/en“>UN International Court of Justice</a>
(2) <a href=”https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/sites/default/files/180713_agreed_outcome_global_compact_for_migration.pdf“>UN Global Migration Compact</a>
(2a) <a href=”https://sdg.iisd.org/news/cities-adopt-declaration-for-global-compact-on-migration/“>Cities Compact for Global Migration (2017)</a>
(3) <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/agreements/safe-third-country-agreement/final-text.html“>Canada/US Safe 3rd Country Agreement</a>, and see <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/agreements/safe-third-country-agreement.html“>HERE</a>
(4) <a href=”https://en.unpacampaign.org/proposal/“>Proposed UN Parliament/World Gov’t</a>
(4a) <a href=”http://dietz-verlag.de/downloads/leseproben/0492.pdf“>Mein Kampf 2.0 (in German)</a>
(5) <a href=”https://www.fsmgov.org/paris.pdf“>Paris Accord</a>
(5a) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/climatechange/“>UN Climate Change Agenda</a>
(6) <a href=”https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-18.7/page-1.html“>The Multiculturalism Act</a>
(7) <a href=”https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-29/“>Can. Citizenship Act (birth tourism)</a>
(8) <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/06/bill_c-6_receivesroyalassent0.html“>Bill C-6 (citizenship for terrorists)</a>
(8a) <a href=”https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4884043/canada-has-a-legal-obligation-to-repatriate-citizens-who-left-to-fight-for-isis-says-un-rapporteur-1.4884562“>UN Supports Repatriation For Terrorists</a>
(9) <a href=”http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Iqra-Khalid(88849)/Motions?documentId=8661986%2520“>M-103 (Iqra’s Blasphemy Motion)</a>
(9a) <a href=”http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/E/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_7_19.pdf“>2008 UN Vote to ban blasphemy (worldwide)</a>
(10) <a href=”https://canucklaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/economic.update.2018.pdf“>$595M bribery of journalists, Pg40</a>
(11) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf“>UN Agenda 21 (June 1992)</a>
(12) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf“>UN Agenda 2030 (September 2015)</a>
(13) <a href=”https://en.unesco.org/themes/gced“>UN Global Citizenship Education</a>
(14) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/digital-cooperation-panel/“>UN Internet Governance</a>
(15) <a href=”https://www.un.org/esa/forests/“>UN Forum on Forests</a>
(16) <a href=”https://unhabitat.org/collection/urban-development-and-management/“>UN Urban Development Agenda</a>
(17) <a href=”https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf“>UN Decl. On Rights Of Indigenous People</a>
(18) <a href=”https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/ccpr/pages/gc36-article6righttolife.aspx“>UN Right to Life, Article 6, Right To Life</a>
(18a) <a href=”https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CCPR/GCArticle6/GCArticle6_EN.pdf“>UN Comment 36, Right to Abortion Para 9</a>
(19) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/“>UN Gender &amp; Language Agenda</a>
(20) <a href=”https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/democracy/index.html“>UN Democratic Agenda</a>
(21) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/partners/?id=8095“>UN &amp; MasterCard SDA Partnership</a>
(22) <a href=”https://lawyerswithoutborders.org/“>UN consulting firm Lawyers Without Borders</a>
(23) <a href=”https://www.un.org/preventing-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse/“>UN &amp; Sexual Abuse/Exploitation</a>
(24) <a href=”https://iclei.org“>ICLEI – Local Gov’t For Sustainability</a>
(25) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/ageing/replacement-migration.asp“>UN Promotes Replacement Migration Throughout 1st World</a>
(26) <a href=”https://www.weforum.org“>World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland</a>
(27) <a href=”http://www.sdg.org/#about“>UN SDG (Agenda 21/2030) Data Hub</a>
(28) <a href=”http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/JBSBooklet.pdf?fbclid=IwAR13sjxSI-XtFsnJRc5o3iumz6YlMIFkmQDocUkknNFYlptoW3UC5GxXbg4“>Agenda 21 Book (Cut Freedoms, Very Honest)</a>
(29) <a href=”https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text“>Ocasio-Cortez H-Res 109, Green New Deal</a>
(29a) <a href=”https://web.archive.org/web/20190207191119/https:/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/media/blog-posts/green-new-deal-faq“>Green New Deal FAQ</a>

Only One Goal for PPC in 2019

Creating 338 Electoral Districts in less than 3 months was a monumental achievement for the People’s Party of Canada in late 2018 – but it means absolutely nothing if the real goal is not reached in 2019.

There is only one goal – and that is to source, nominate, campaign and ultimately elect sufficient People’s Party of Canada Members of Parliament in October 2019 to change the course of Canadian federal politics – and possibly the course of history.  The battle is being fought worldwide between sovereignists and globalists for the fate of nation states.

In countries with strong nationalist values such as the USA and Australia (among others) the Populist movements have begun to restore the commitment to sovereignist emphasis on the ‘State ensuring and enshrining the best interests of its citizens’.  In other socialist trending countries, including Germany, Sweden and unfortunately Canada under the misplaced, destructive globalist dogma of  Trudeau’s Liberals, abrogation of duties to citizens in favour of globalist ideologies has prevailed in recent years.

Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, the French citizenry has started to strongly push back with the emergence of the Yellow Vest movement that is being emulated elsewhere, including in Canada.  (It is worthwhile to know that the values espoused by the Canadian Yellow Vest movement closely resemble the stated values of the People’s Party of Canada, even though the Yellow Vest movement is overtly apolitical).

It is almost astounding how quiet the complicit Main Stream Media has been on the numerous issues that are facing Canadians as a result of the globalist, unsustainable, economy crushing policies of the current Liberal majority government in the House of Commons.

It is simply incomprehensible that Canadians could potentially face another term of office for this morally corrupt group of socialist sycophants who have neither the ability, nor the resolve, to address current Canadian issues with any sense of patriotism, accountability or wisdom.

The model being utilized, all too successfully, by Trudeau and the Liberals is based on divisive identity politics that panders to any number of special interest groups with the expectation that those special interest groups will form a common voting bloc favouring the Liberals in 2019.

The majority of the Main Stream Media cannot be considered anything other than complicit allies of the Liberals going into 2019.  The recent $600 Million financial ‘bail out’ package announced by the Liberals to prop up failing once popular news media sources and outlets virtually ensures that these already left-leaning organizations will continue their established policy of ignoring all Trudeau/Liberal Party transgressions and shortcomings instead focusing their collective attention on issues south of the border.

This dereliction of responsibility and accountability to Canadians by too much of the failing Main Stream Media is only one hurdle that the People’s Party of Canada must overcome in 2019.

The prospect of ‘vote splitting’ will resonate loudly in conservative and populist circles.  Unquestionably, the more political parties that exist on any part of the political spectrum will inevitably split votes as the electorate has more choice.

Stay focused on the reality that only certain political parties have the policies and platform to countermand the disastrous consequences that have already emerged from the incompetent legislative disasters already passed by Trudeau’s Liberals.   Also stay focused on the disappointing similarities between Trudeau’s Liberal and Scheer’s Conservative Party of Canada.  It is increasingly apparent that Scheer’s misguided attempt to become a ‘Centrist’ leader of a ‘Centrist’ CPC will not get the job done.  

There is a strong likelihood that Scheer’s CPC will steal votes from the Liberals every bit as much as the People’s Party will most certainly draw votes away from the genuine ‘conservative’ segment of the CPC that still remains.  If the CPC and the Liberals both profess to be ‘Centrist’ parties committing to the same unsupportable UN agenda driven globalist policies, astute Canadians will soon recognize that the People’s Party of Canada is the only legitimate alternative to restoring Canada to a path of Canadian values and a ‘Strong and Free’ Canadian future.

A minority government with a PPC/CPC coalition is an outcome in October, 2019 that might actually benefit Canada the most.  It would force the CPC under Scheer to return to some of the genuine conservative values on which the CPC was based, now abandoned in pursuit of ‘power at any price’.

Rather than dealing with any more of the ‘hot button’ issues that are becoming more clear to the average voter, I choose to conclude this article with the serious challenge resultant from Bill C-76.  This questionable legislation was passed by a compliant NOT independent Senate in time to allow this Bill to become enforceable in time for the 2019 election.

While Bill C-76 sounds altruistic at first blush, a closer examination reveals that its real power is to limit the ability of a new political force to maximize its message while existing parties will benefit from their ‘already established’ presence in the minds of voters.

To quote the Canadian Civil Liberties Association presentation to the Parliamentary Committee:

“With respect to political advertising, the CCLA notes that the restrictions place significant limits on political expression, which lies at the core of the freedom of expression that is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. While we appreciate and take seriously the concern that wealth should not be translated into the ability to dominate political discourse, we have not seen the evidence that purports to justify the restrictions contained in the Bill and the distinctions it makes between different types of political expression and different political actors. Restrictions on core political speech should not be imposed absent evidence that the restrictions are necessary and proportionate. This evidence has not been produced in relation to the existing third party advertising regime in the Canada Elections Act, nor with respect to the changes proposed by Bill C-76. Further, we suggest that the Committee consider whether limits on spending should be set by an independent body, rather than established in legislation (and subject to an inflation adjustment factor).”

The purpose of this legislation may mitigate the ability of concerned Canadians to mount an all-out assault against the sitting Liberal government under Trudeau.  It therefore becomes even more vital that Canadian voters intent on unseating the Liberals band together to get the message of the People’s Party of Canada out to friends, neighbours and acquaintances.

Canada cannot economically or societally sustain another Trudeau Liberal majority.  Neither can Canada allow a federal government to continue to abrogate its sworn pledge to Canadians to govern in the best interests of Canadians. We cannot allow our Canadian government to transfer that responsibility to a corrupt, agenda-driven United Nations group of unelected bureaucrats whose vision is not congruent with Canadian values, Canadian law and our shared Canadian future.

The People’s Party of Canada has a great message for Canadians – and a great messenger in Maxime Bernier.  The only goal that matters in 2019 is to ensure that both the message and the messenger are front and center in the discussions of responsible, accountable Canadians throughout 2019 and leading up to the October, 2019 federal election.

The 2019 Canadian federal election may well be a turning p0int in Canadian history.  The consequences of allowing the globalist aspirations of an incompetent Prime Minister (already touting himself as wanting to be the ‘first post-national Prime Minister’ in Canadian history) to continue his destructive dark, not sunny, ways are almost too alarming to imagine – or permit.

The Power of One. Conviction. Courage.

The world is full of doubters.  The world is rife with naysayers.  Canadians have become jaded, disenchanted and disgusted with the political climate – and our political system.

For almost as long as I can remember, I have been repeatedly asked ‘What do you want me to do about it?  Do you really think that one person can actually make a difference?

Today, I am happy to advise that the answer to the above question is ‘YES’.

Unequivocally.  Without qualification.  Without compromise.

Today, a passionate and remarkable courageous Canadian patriot has challenged the Canadian parliamentary system – in the process challenging the right of the Liberal majority government in the House of Commons to lead Canada into a globalist, agenda driven United Nations Compact on Global Migration.

While most Canadians have had enough trouble wrapping their heads around the inevitable consequences that will certainly arise should Canada foolishly allow an ideology driven, ‘post national’ incompetent Prime Minister to continue to abrogate his responsibilities (and his oath of office) by allowing a globalist agenda to start dictating Canadian immigration policy, a select few individuals have begun to speak out.

We admire those who have seen the danger from the outset.  Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, was the first elected Member of Parliament to speak out against the Compact – and rightly so.  In the process, Mad Max has forced the weak leadership of Andrew Scheer and his special interest caucus into finally taking a ‘political stand’ against the Compact on Migration.

But, is a ‘political stunt’ by Opposition Members of Parliament sitting in the minority in the House of Commons really going to have any impact on the ultimate decision of Justin Trudeau to enter into this ill-advised deception, the consequences of which will be felt by all Canadians for generations to come?  An Opposition motion was already defeated in the House.

Maxime Bernier remains the only Canadian Member of Parliament who had the integrity, the personal commitment and the courage to initiate this debate in Parliament.  The pretense of Scheer, coupled with the obvious documented prevarications of Michelle Rempel who has spoken out of both sides of her mouth on the issue as the ‘Shadow’ to the Minister of Immigration, is just another clear indication that the Conservative Party of Canada is a political entity that truly has no underlying principles or integrity – relying instead on the results of polls and focus groups to belatedly help them guide their self-proclaimed ‘Centrist’ aspirations.

But this article is not about Maxime Bernier.   Nor is it about the People’s Party of Canada, Canada’s newest political party that is going to champion the rights and sovereignty of Canadians going into the 2019 election.

Instead, this article truly is about The Power of One.

While too many Canadians have adopted a defeatist attitude concerning our rights and remedies, cynical that their individual efforts will have any discernible impact, there are a few, far too few, who have the courage and the commitment to tilt bravely at the ponderous Windmills of Government, Quixote-like, using tools and enfranchised, constitutionally enshrined abilities that are available to us all.

We commend those who have signed Petitions denouncing the Global Compact on Migration (myself included).

We support those who will be giving their time to attend rallies this weekend throughout Canada, protesting the inadvisability of the Liberal Government signing an agreement that will significantly weaken Canada’s sovereignty and status as a democratic nation among nations.

As compelling as these initiatives are, or may become, they pale into almost insignificance when compared to the dedication and effort of a single Canadian Patriot who has taken it upon herself, in spite of the naysayers and doubters, to challenge the signing of this Draconian document in the only meaningful way recognized in law.

Today, a young woman boarded a flight from the interior of BC, and without virtually any outside assistance, filed a Statement of Claim in Canada’s Federal Court in Calgary, Alberta, arguing against the constitutionality and the legality of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signing this UN Sponsored Global Compact on Migration.

I have been fortunate enough to have been kept ‘in the loop’ as this courageous and committed young woman reached out to discuss the merits of her actions, then I shared some of her frustrations as many influential individuals well-known in media terms either ‘shied away’ from any involvement or participation, or chose to just ignore the emails and overtures that we sent.

Undeterred, Alex has persevered – and she is to be commended for it.  I can attest that she has spend dozens of hours doing her homework, researching the law, examining the constitution and reaching a conclusion that must be tested in the highest courts in the land.

Alex has, this day, Thursday, December 6, 2018 filed a Statement of Claim arguing that inalienable rights of Canadians will be affected by the decision of the Liberal Party of Canada to enter into an agreement that evidence shows that those self-same Liberals may have conspired to create – without prior consultation with the Canadian people.

Alex has advised that she is also preparing the necessary Temporary Injunction to be filed with the Federal Court and with all Provincial Attorneys General as the impact of the Global Compact on Migration affects not only the constitutional right and authorities of the Federal Government but also the Provincial Governments own constitutional powers and responsibilities, under Constitutional definitions.

This action has been taken by Alex in advance of the actual signing of the Global Compact on Migration because she believes, rightly so, that the interests and rights of Canadians must be protected and enforced by the highest courts in Canada, the Supreme Court being the ultimate authority on constitutional issues.

It is Alex’s sincere belief, based on extensive research and evidentiary precedent, that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have no legal basis on which to enter into this Global Compact on Migration – and that Canadians deserve an opportunity to have our voice heard both in and out of Parliament BEFORE such an agreement could ever become legitimate and legal.

The Order of Canada is an oft misused recognition of Canadians that have shown exemplary service to Canada in the performance of their duties and through their actions.

I would be proud to see that honour conferred some day upon Alex as she is the first, and only, Canadian to date (of whom I am aware) who has shown the courage, the commitment to Canada and the Rule of Law, and also the responsibility to her fellow Canadians to challenge the LEGAL authority of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in their pursuit of yet another failed policy decision that will negatively impact the welfare and the well-being of Canadians, potentially for generations to come.

I urge you to get behind this young woman as she has planted a flag that millions of Canadians should rightfully rally to.  

There are few issues facing Canada that may have similar deleterious, negative consequences relating to this abandonment of Canadian sovereignty.

More nations worldwide every week are declaring that they will NOT sign this ideological Globalist agreement.  Many of our closest allies and neighbours have already spoken out against the ratification of this Compact.  I leave it up to you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.  Inevitably, you cannot trust the Main Stream Media to give you a balanced, fair assessment.

Once you have established, in your own mind, that this is truly one of the ‘Hills to Die On’ as it truly is that consequential in the future well-being of Canada, then be prepared to stand behind this courageous, determined young woman as she faces the slings and arrows that she will inevitably draw.

Do not discount ‘The Power of One’.  Be prepared to provide your support, moral and financial, to ensure that ‘The Power of One’ carries the weight of millions of Canadians who need to voice our collective concerns in front of the highest courts in Canada.

Alex needs to know that she does not stand alone.

PPC Message? Wildfire.

The People’s Party of Canada, and the message of Maxime Bernier, is spreading like wildfire – the good kind.  Incredibly successful rallies have been held in the past week, Vancouver with more than 500 attendeesCalgary with more than 500 attendees and Etobicoke with more than 1,100 enthusiastic participants.

How are we doing locally?  Amazingly well!  Since Monday, November 12th, the People’s Party of Canada had interviews (with related articles) from both daily newpapers in Kelowna as well as Penticton, Global TV Okanagan broadcasted an interview with Daniel Joseph, newly elected President of the Kelowna-Lake Country EDA and CBC Radio Daylight South hosted by Chris Walker broadcasted a 10 minute live interview.

Growth of the People’s Party of Canada has been literally exponential.  In two short months, the PPC has more than 33,00 members.  EDA’s have been established in almost half of the 338 Electoral Districts throughout Canada.  All EDA’s will be in place by year’s end.  Elections Canada has granted the People’s Party of Canada ‘eligibility’ status as at November 14th, meaning that the People’s Party of Canada can now contest by-elections and become fully accredited and registered as a tax-deduction eligible federal Canadian political party as soon as the PPC runs its first candidate.

Locally, we are assisting in setting up the EDA’s in Central South BC.  By November 25th, all six Central South BC EDA’s will be created and managed by capable Boards of Directors.

With the federal election in Canada less than a year away, naysayers and doubters said that the People’s Party of Canada had no chance of mounting a legitimate campaign that will challenge the status quo.

Those naysayers and doubters will be proven wrong.

Orwell’s 1984. Here. Now.

Government agencies gaining access to all of your financial history -without your knowledge and consent. 

Authorities prosecuting individuals who have rightly and justly chosen to defend their homes and families in life-threatening situations.

An elected government taking an increasing percentage of your hard earned income and giving those tax dollars to third world despots and globalists organizations actively working to undermine  Canadian legal, social, economic and cultural values – replacing Canadian sovereignty with socialist ideological globalism.

Divisive identity politics that promotes special interest group interests ahead of the welfare and well-being of all Canadians, with justice and law no longer applied equally, universally and in accordance with legislation by ‘social activist’ judges who no longer respect the power of the legislative branch of government.

The looming spectre of a sitting Canadian government abrogating its responsibility to Canadians and allowing the UN to create an immigration policy that will overwhelm the Canadian identity and create an unsustainable financial burden of untoward proportions.

An elected government picking economic ‘winners and losers’ based on ideology and globalist lobbying instead of protecting and preserving the right of Canadian investors and workers to generate income and economic well-being in a free market, laissez faire demonstrably successful economic model as evidenced south of the 49th parallel since the election of Trump.

We watch our elected government, openly and publicly, encourage known terrorists and agents of foreign powers committed to the destruction of Canada and our value systems to return to Canada, whether Canadian citizens or not, with impunity and with blatant disregard of existing Canadian laws and international law concerning insurgents and terrorists.

Have we lost our collective minds?  How did we get to this place?  And why are more Canadians not standing up for the Canadian values that made our country strong, free and a land of opportunity?  When did we become acquiescent sheep instead of entrepreneurial, hard-working individuals interested in preserving our integrity, our freedom, our responsibilities, and our future?

Two of the most compelling and disturbing books of my youth were written by Eric Arthur Blair (aka George Orwell) , a 20th century colourful literary eccentric who sported tribal Burmese tattoos, ‘went native’ even in his own country and was descended from ‘landed gentry’ who filled exotic colonial posts including a father who worked in the Opium department of the Indian Civil Service and a wife who worked in the Censorship Department of the British Government Ministry of Information .

In spite of this background, perhaps because of it, Orwell became one of the most visionary writers of the mid twentieth century, writing dystopian novels concerning totalitarianism, propaganda and state control over individuals.  ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘1984′ are as bleak, chilling and prophetic as is Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’.

As disturbing as those ‘science fiction’ genre novels seemed at the time, never did I actually believe that I would, in my lifetime, witness firsthand the current epic degeneration and corruption of foundational Western Civilization freedoms, values and principles.

Until the collapse of the Berlin Wall, totalitarian statehood seemed restricted to Third World nations, the former USSR, Communist China, North Korea and their ilk.

Now, however, due to an incessant creep of socialist, globalist doctrine infused into otherwise democratic countries, we are witnessing an attack on Western Civilization values that is a virtual assault on a significant egalitarian system that most of us have grown up to embrace and cherish.

We witnessed, from afar, the degeneration of European nation states as they abrogated their own sovereignty by creating ‘Post National’ and ‘Super National’ institutions such as the European Union, de-legitimizing their own laws, rights and responsibilities in the process.  We watched these European nations start to lose their own national identities and culture, as an uncontrolled spread of multi-culturalism and multi-nationalism, aided and abetted by virtually uncontrolled immigration policies, has diluted the social fabric of these countries, most notably Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium, Great Britain and Sweden, to the point where police tell law abiding citizens that they literally must stay out of ‘lawless zones’ into which the police forces will not venture even to protect citizens who pay dearly for that right.

We watch as a globalist financed and backed caravan of illegal aliens approach the US southern border to demand entry and rights accorded to US citizens without following due process.  We sit by, idly, as the Canadian government allows thousands of illegal aliens into our own country, housing these illegal aliens in expensive hotels without any established limit on how much of our taxpayer Canadian resources will be expended – and to what purpose.

We sit back, comfortably and idly, as Canadian main stream news organizations propagandize, idolize and deify Canadian political leaders who are actively, and with malice aforethought, destroying the very institutions, values and principles that made Canada one of the world’s pre-eminent countries that could once hold its head high in the international community of nations.

Take some time and think about what is really happening to you, your country Canada – and your future.

Think about the consequences of restricting free speech as mandated by M-103.

Consider the possible economic collapse of the Canadian economy as is likely because of Bill C-69 and punitive Carbon Tax legislation.

Ponder the invasion of your own personal, and financial, privacy as a result of the sitting government supporting Stats Canada gaining access to your personal financial information, current and historical, without your knowledge and consent.

Reflect on the unimaginable social cost of allowing a little known and understood clause in the Paris Accord to force Canada to enter into an immigration policy known as the UN Global Compact on Migration which virtually assures that the Canadian government, and Canadians, will lose jurisdiction over our own immigration policies and goals.

Invest some time and educate yourself to the social, cultural and economic catastrophic  maelstrom that Canada is fast approaching – unless concerned, knowledgeable and principled Canadians intervene and throw a corrupt, globalist, ideologically ‘bought and paid for’ Liberal government out of power in 2019.

Then, do yourself a further favour and read, or re-read, Orwell’s ‘1984’.  Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’.  Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’.

Ask yourself, objectively, how close we really are to those chilling alternatives becoming our new Canadian reality.

You, the Canadian voter and taxpayer, may well be the last line of defense.

Think about your future, the future of Canada and the future of generations of Canadians who will depend on the decisions we collectively make.  Now.  Today.  In 2019.  Then ask yourself how many more chances are we going to be given to preserve all that we have achieved and hold sacred – the very fabric of our Canadian identity.

NAFTA Aftermath – Autopsy

Canada sent a part time drama teacher and a second string journalist to the NAFTA table to negotiate Canada’s short to medium term economic future with its largest trading partner.

The result was a deal that was inevitable and predictable – incredibly badly mishandled by a part time drama teacher and a second string journalist.  It was to be expected.

After months of Trump bashing, false bravado and a Santa Claus wishlist of conditions that were never going to be achievable in an adult, mature, pragmatic world, Trudeau and Freeland were sent home from Washington DC last week to moan, complain and commiserate with their sympathetic CBC and media (I don’t consider CBC legitimate media, BTW) sycophants.

With those two lightweight impediments safely out of the way, Trump, Robert Lighthizer and their team took the junior varsity Canadian contingent to school on negotiating and winning concessions.

To be fair, the US was going to gain ground on Canada – even if Canada would have sent reasonably competent negotiators.  Facts are facts.  Realities cannot be ignored.

Canada relies on the US for more than 20% of our economic output.

The US relies on Canada for less than 2% of its economic output.

Canada’s GDP growth rate as at July 2018 is 0.7%.

USA’s growth rate as at July 2018 is 4.2%. (6 times the Canadian rate)

Canada is increasing regulations and government interference in economic investment, both from Canadian and foreign sources.  Bill C-69 which allows the Environment Minister a veto is a prime example.

The US is systematically deregulating under Trump.  His promise that two (2) regulations will be eliminated for every new regulation implemented was incredibly conservative.  In fact, in 2017 twenty two (22) deregulatory actions were issued for every one (1) new regulation.

Canada’s exports of oil and petroleum products has almost flatlined since 2010 Petroleum exports were $94 Billion in 2010.  Petroleum exports were $97 Billion in 2017.

US exports of oil and petroleum products has more than doubled since 2010.

In 2015, the US was the 2nd ranked energy producer at 15%.  Canada was the 6th ranked energy producer at 3%.

The US accounted for 97% of Canadian energy exports in 2017NOT A TYPO.  97%.  The source for most of this information is Natural Resources Canada Government of Canada, easily confirmed on the Internet.

Even worse for Canadians, NAFTA regulation Article 605 effectively gave control over the Canadian energy resources to the US.  One of the immediate, long lasting results was that West Canada Select oil averaged $48.55 per barrel in August 2018 whereas West Texas Intermediate (equivalent) averaged $68.06 per barrel in August, 2018.  

The Canadian discount to world market price is a staggering 30%, rounded off.  This discount has been a historic reality.

I could add more fuel to the fire but any cogent, astute, thinking Canadian can see where this analysis is heading.

Canada is highly reliant on the US for our economic well-being – and our economic future, whether we like it or not.  In fact, the more the Canadian government obstructs the expansion of distribution networks to facilitate an expanded international market for our products and our resources, the worse the crisis is becoming. 

What the Canadian government, led by Trudeau and Freeland, proposed to the US in negotiations was ridiculous in the extreme. 

A series of ‘Core Objectives’ was published by Chrystia Freeland on August 14, 2017, most of which were ‘dead in the water’ to any astute, savvy analyst.

The governing Liberals wanted to incorporate new gender based standards into an international trade agreement. 

The governing Liberals wanted to incorporate new Environmental and Climate Change wording.

The self-same delusional Liberals wanted to add an ‘Indigenous Chapter’ into the revised NAFTA agreement.

The governing Liberals wanted to ensure the continuation of Supply Management policies.

There are almost ten more self-serving impossible demands that Trudeau and Freeland wanted to incorporate into a new international trade agreement with the US and Mexico.

It is obvious to any intelligent, practical observer that none of these fantasies would ever find their way into a new trade agreement – yet Trudeau’s government (with the complicit obtuse support of a fawning Canadian media) continued to press forward – with the anticipated disastrous consequences.

Trudeau and Freeland even threw more fuel on the fire by denigrating Trump, the success of the US economic transformation and totally misreading the effect of the actual election of Trump in 2016 (by a US electorate fed up with its own previous incompetent, globalist government championed by Obama).

While we will save the impact of changes in the new USMCA negotiated agreement for a future analysis, given that the US Congress must still provide its assent to the new agreement, the fact remains that Canadians should be grateful that the US did not punish the naive, globalist self-serving proselytizing Liberals with an even more one-sided punitive agreement.

Canada sent a team of incompetent ideologues to the negotiation table with the United States.  Mexico was astute enough to recognize the economic danger that loomed on the horizon if a favourable deal with the ever-strengthening US economy was not accomplished quickly – posthaste.  Resultantly, Mexico negotiated a bilateral deal with the US whereby its own national interests would be protected, Canada notwithstanding.

By comparison, an inept, short-sighted ‘post-national’ Trudeau sat on the sidelines, buoyed up by adoring sycophants, including the Canadian Main Stream Media, who collectively truly had, and have, no clue concerning the precarious position that Canada is currently in as a result of the gross negligence and mishandling of the engines of the Canadian economy.

The collective well-being and prosperity of Canada hangs in the balance and we are currently governed by a self-serving elite that neither knows, nor cares, about the damage that the governing Liberal Party is doing to our economic future.

Alarmingly, under the leadership of an equally naive and compromised Andrew Scheer, the political posturing of the Conservative Party of Canada may well have made a bad situation even worse.  A stubborn commitment to Supply Management, already a millstone around the necks of almost all Canadians, would have almost certainly blown up any last chance that the USMCA (formerly NAFTA) deal would ever consummate for the benefit of Canada – and Canadians.

In hindsight, Canadians should consider ourselves lucky that the damage done was not even worse.  Canada signed an 11th hour deal under extreme duress.  Canada, and Canadians, are fortunate that Trump’s negotiating team did not impose even more conditions that would have penalized Canada over time.

The Liberals under Trudeau, and the Conservative Party of Canada under Scheer, have proven themselves to be incapable of governing Canada in a fiscally responsible and accountable mannerThe NDP are so far removed from economic reality that the NDP does not even deserve a place in a discussion concerning fiscally responsible government.

While the CBC and the media sycophants are spinning this ineptly handled agreement of national importance as a ‘success’ for Trudeau and the Liberals, astute concerned Canadians of all backgrounds and financial circumstances are increasingly uneasy with the mounting evidence.

Canada is ‘out of step’ with current economic realities.  The governing Liberals are practicing divisive identity politics inside Canada – and were shot down in flames at the USMCA negotiations when they attempted to impose these unsupportable, unsustainable globalist values on other sovereign nations.

Instead of learning from the error of their ways, I fully anticipate that the Liberals, the CPC and the fawning Canadian leftist media will ramp up their rhetoric – pushing Canada even further into a socialist landscape which cannot help but thrust Canada into a possible economic collapse.

Where, on the horizon, should Canadians look for a ray of hope?

I suggest that you look no further than Maxime Bernier and the People’s Party of Canada.  Mr. Bernier was the ONLY Member of Parliament who had the courage and the conviction to bring the NAFTA issue to the table in the House of Commons with a reasoned, responsible and accountable solution – that would have served Canada well in the negotiations with the US.

All other Members of Parliament voted against the common sense solutions provided by Mr. Bernier that may well have improved Canada’s bargaining position – and thereby Canada’s economic well-being and future prospects for all Canadians.

Let that sink in while you contemplate your election options going forward into 2019.

Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

What We Want from the PPC

A new political party at the federal level does not ‘just happen’.  

There must be discernible, identifiable and tangible reasons why thousands of concerned, politically active citizens choose to reject established institutions.

In the words of my very astute (in so many ways) partner, ‘We did not leave the Conservative Party of Canada.  The Conservative Party of Canada left us”.

Membership in a political party, perhaps support for any movement, should require a personal ‘buy in’, a belief that there is congruence between the goals and objectives of the organization – and the goals and objectives of the individual.  Why would I support a political party that doesn’t represent the values, principles and beliefs that I personally consider important?  Most importantly, why would I be willing to ‘go to war’ for any entity which I do not believe is fighting the same battles, for the same reasons, to achieve the same outcomes?

That, I believe, is the essence of the considerable and indisputable support for Maxime Bernier – and the People’s Party of Canada, a political alternative that is still in its transformative evolution.

In no particular order of importance, here are some of the issues for which I am personally willing to ‘go to war’ alongside our battle commander Maxime Bernier:

Let advertisers and/or subscriptions pay for CBC propaganda (and the salaries of the taxpayer subsidized propagandists who spin the propaganda for the Liberals).  Taxpayer support for CBC must end.

Create a ‘merit based’, controlled/vetted immigration system whereby immigrants demonstrate that they actually want to be ‘Canadians’ and contribute positively and productively to Canadian society – and the Canadian economy.

Stop the unjustified/unsupportable practice of misusing Canadian taxpayer dollars to fund political initiatives/special interest groups in other countries i.e. How can anyone justify Canada contributing $20 Million to the Clinton Foundation in 2017?

End Supply Management.  There is no credible economic model that supports, circumstance that warrants, or benefit to Canadian consumers that derives from the unsustainable, unsupportable government intervention in three (3) special interest groups, dairy, poultry and egg producers.  If NAFTA negotiations fail primarily because of the mainstream political support for the dairy, poultry and egg lobbies, Canadians will be penalized by the loss of readily accessible markets to our largest trading partner.

Re-establish the sovereignty of the Legislative branch of government that has been usurped by the Judicial branch of government.  No political party has the courage to invoke the ‘notwithstanding clause’ and assert the democratically vested right, as established by the votes of Canadian citizens, whenever legislation is struck down by a an unacceptably politically active Judiciary.

Assert the Constitutional authority of the Federal Government when, and as, required.  i.e. Pipeline approval and the distribution of Canada’s natural resources is a federal responsibility.  Any challenges by provinces or a politically active judiciary should be immediately turned aside – in the national interest.  

Assert the universality of Canadian law, rights, responsibilities and jurisprudence.  There should not be different legal interpretations, divergent requirements, even differing sentencing for criminals. i.e. Immigrants being ‘excused’ for not knowing or adhering to the Canadian Criminal Code.  Abhorrently and inexplicably, the confessed first degree murderer of an innocent 8 year old child in 2009 is sent to an ‘Aboriginal Healing Lodge’ instead of remaining in prison to serve out the rest of her sentence. London Free Press September 28, 2018

Cease the interference by the Federal Government in the free market and adopt a strict laissez faire economic policy.  Bombardier has received almost $5 Billion in federal and Quebec government support (Globe and Mail, March 22, 2018) and Toyota Canada received $110 Million in 2018 to assist with the expansion of Toyota in Canada, as examples.  These unfair, special interest subsidies into specific government handpicked industries and companies is not in the best interests of all Canadians.  

Eliminate the National Carbon Tax.  This is an arbitrary tax that will cost Canadians billions of dollars without any likely environmental benefit – except for those on the government gravy train.

Be honest and forthright with Canadians concerning actual events on the ground in Canada.  The recent terrorist Danforth shooting (acknowledged by ISIS as its premier terrorist incident worldwide thus far in 2018) is an example of how the current Liberal government lies, obfuscates and suppresses information that Canadians deserve to know.  The government is accountable to the voters – not the reverse.

Provide a fair and equitable framework for all Canadians concerning Aboriginal rights, vetos and governance.  No one special interest group can have dominance over all of Canada because of a historical claim that has long since lost its validity.  Canada has paid compensation and restitution for more than a century.  It is now time for aboriginal groups to become productive, equal citizens in the Canadian federation –  for better or worse.

Eliminate the federal control over Health Care funding that is constitutionally the responsibility of the provinces.  Let the provinces decide on their own Health Care models and practices. Do not legislate against private options for Canada.   

Renegotiate the Federal Equalization Payments model so that some Canadian provinces do no pay unfairly for political and social decisions made in other provinces.  Without a level playing field, the future of the Canadian federation is at serious jeopardy.

Create a fair, sustainable taxation system that is simple and universally based, similar to that which has recently been introduced in the US.  Basic individual tax rates should be reduced and personal exemptions increased. I am hesitant to apply hard numbers at this time recognizing that any reduction in income must be offset by reductions in expenditures – and I don’t know how long it is going to take to right the ship.

Reduce corporate taxes to a flat 10%.  If Canada does not create a favourable economic, sustainable and absolute environment for business investment, the current drain of Canadian and foreign investment will continue – leading possibly to an impending recession.  Canada is the tail trying to wag the dog.  The US has created a strong, sustainable economic investment climate and Canada will languish and fall hopelessly behind if we do not accept current economic realities.

Reduce the size of government.  Enough said. 

Deregulate.  Again, enough said.  

Balance the budget.  Once again, enough said. 

Straight talk.  Enough of political correctness.  Call it like it is. 

Read Max Bernier’s vision for The People’s Party of Canada on his own website and referenced on The People’s Party of Canada website.  Many, if not all, of the above policy ideas are identified and discussed.

There are a large, and growing, number of Canadians who are looking for, demanding, significant changes in the Canadian federal government actions and policies.  The People’s Party of Canada is the vehicle for the necessary changes.

Please turn this article into a ‘Hobo’s Stew’ by contributing your own thoughts and ideas.  We will bring them forward at a constituency, province and national level, as appropriate when The People’s Party of Canada convenes its initial policy convention.

Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

PPC Myths, Misses & Missives

The Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) has been born from an official announcement from Maxime Bernier.  In less than one week, a host of events, comments, speculations, interviews, misapprehensions (I would have added that to the title – but it would have been too long, self-indulgent and nothing but proof that I am decent with puns and word associations), and misrepresentations have spawned from the PPC’s birth. 

Why?

Because the formation of the People’s Party of Canada represents an existential threat to the status quo, particularly the closed country club entitlement of the existing political parties and their disciples.  This is not conjecture on my part.  This is factually based – extrapolated and confirmed from personal experience, from shared media interaction and from the very strong, mostly negative, reaction from those who currently enjoy the fruits of their political labours.

Throughout Canada, dozens of meetings spontaneously took place shortly thereafter, without any central direction or guidance from Maxime Bernier or a centralized PPC administration.

We hosted one such information meeting ourself.  Almost 30 concerned individuals showed up, with little advance notice and without any enticement, ie no free hors d’oeuvres, no free drinks and no free lunch.  What was most striking, and gratifying, was the passion and the resolve exhibited by virtually all in attendance .

Almost unanimously, the attendees spoke of the disconnect between elected MP’s and their constituents, the dishonest pattern of promises to entice voters (with the voters’s own tax dollars) and the subsequent obfuscations, excuses and outright lies that follow, in far too many instances.

Almost as one voice, the participants expressed their growing disillusionment and cynicism, resulting from the blatant disregard for the fiduciary duties of elected officials as those MP’s, MLA’s and civic councillors ignore correspondence, accountability and adherance to the principle of responsibility to the voters who elect them.

With unanimity, attendees spoke of the difficulty in being given a forum for discussion, debate, dialogue and to introduce new, sometimes evolutionary or revolutionary, ideas.

Many spoke with genuine concern regarding the overall direction that the current Liberal government (with tacit support from the Conservative Party of Canada) is taking Canada.  We are, lemming like, heading disastrously toward an economic, social and political precipice due to divisive, ideology driven and unsupportable political policies and decisions.  NAFTA, immigration, supply management, international relations, separation of legislative/judicial powers, the very probable repeat of the disastrous consequences of the National Energy Program (if the Canadian Senate does not reject Bill C69), the decline in foreign investment, the ridiculous reliance on foreign ‘dirty’ oil in preference to distribution/refinement of native Canadian natural resources, and yes, the matter of Aboriginal Rights and unwarranted veto powers were all discussed.

To summarize, the individuals who attended our inaugural meeting came from all voting age demographics, from different social, economic and career backgrounds – and were there for virtually one reason.

To join forces with others who are concerned with some, if not many, of the same issues and others who see that the existing political parties have collectively failed us.

Myths

The People’s Party of Canada is a product of Maxime Bernier’s personal ego as a result of his narrow defeat for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

In fact, the People’s Party of Canada is a product of Maxime Bernier’s resolve to provide a supportable political party alternative for voters who share some, if not most, of the same principles and values consistent with the small government, laissez faire economic, small ‘c’ conservative, free market driven policies supported by Maxime Bernier.

The People’s Party of Canada sounds like a ‘Communist’ or ‘Socialist’ name.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  The People’s Party of Canada was named in recognition that the ‘power’ and success of the PPC will come from ordinary members and supporters, not a ruling elite.  Ideologically, Maxime Bernier is currently exploring merger options with the Libertarian Party of Canada which could not be any further removed from the socialist left.

The People’s Party of Canada will split the vote on the Right.

Without a doubt, the introduction of any new political party has the potential of splitting the vote as more options are available to the electorate.  However, it is more likely that the vote splitting between disenchanted Liberals and left leaning CPC members will be more significant than  vote splitting between CPC and PPC potential voters. If the PPC is seen as the only genuine ‘right of center’, free market political party, most real conservatives should cast their vote in favour of the PPC.  The best possible outcome in 2019 might be a minority government requiring the CPC and the People’s Party of Canada to agree on matters and to introduce legislation of import to correct most, if not all, of the poor decisions and legislation that has been foisted on Canadians by a globalist Liberal majority.

The People’s Party of Canada is a ‘vanity’ project for Maxime Bernier and he will be no different than a third world dictator.

Maxime Bernier is a genuine, principled politician whose views on most issues and policies have not changed substantially in more than a decade. Mr. Bernier is insisting that the members of The People’s Party of Canada commit to many of the same values and principles – as he should.  We have seen how the dilution of the values of existing political parties has compromised the ability of those parties to adhere to founding principles and hence, the ability of those parties to demonstrate to voters that they are trustworthy and likely to govern in accordance with their public rhetoric.

Misses

This is not the right time for the creation of a new ‘right of center’ political party as it is too close to the 2019 federal election.

There is no ‘right time’ for the creation of a new small ‘c’ conservative free market political party – except when it is necessitated by circumstance.  If the Conservative Party of Canada had remained true to the principles and values that allowed the merger of the Reform Party and the Progressive Conservative Party a generation ago, there would be less need of the People’s Party of Canada to exist.  Transparency and accountability to members was also a factor in the creation of the People’s Party of Canada since I know, first hand, that the CPC was unwilling or too arrogant to even answer correspondence from members, at both the local and the national level, in far too many cases. 

If a political party wants my money (and I am still being hit up for donations and contributions to the CPC in spite of the fact that I resigned a month ago) then that party has an obligation to listen to what I have to say, to consider my thoughts and to respond.  Too many entitled politicians have forgotten that their first responsibility is to their constituents.  

How do you govern on behalf of ‘the people’ when you don’t even ask ‘the people’ what is important or what is supported by us on a broad basis?

The People’s Party of Canada currently has a comparatively small bank account balance and is currently unable to issue tax eligible receipts.

This is an unfortunate fact of being a fledgling political party.  I know, with reasonable certainty, however, that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been already contributed by founding members – in spite of the fact that no tax receipts are available.  Far more funding will be forthcoming as The People’s Party of Canada progresses and ultimately contests its first byelection with an accredited candidate.  At that time, and upon final submission of the remainder of Elections Canada required documents, the People’s Party of Canada will be able to issue official tax receipts.

Further, since there is not a significant established fixed or variable cost burden for The People’s Party of Canada (since there is minimal infrastructure and/or paid human resources), The People’s Party of Canada can operate far more efficiently than most political entities.

The Main Stream Media (generally) are currently cynical detractors of The People’s Party of Canada.

This is a political fact of life if you are a political party on the right side of the political spectrum in Canada.  To combat the general negative coverage that is anticipated, Maxime Bernier has rightly assessed the extensive power and communicative capability of social media.

The People’s Party of Canada is currently exploring and utilizing a variety of inexpensive, but effective, social media platforms to significant benefit – and at an affordable overall cost.  

What is much appreciated from the majority of founding members with whom I have had discussions is that the ability of Maxime Bernier to challenge the Main Stream Media, to control the conversation and to not acquiesce to their partisan, biased agenda and talking points.  Maxime Bernier is a welcome breath of fresh air because of his candor, his honesty and his integrity – even when under assault from virtually all sides.

Mr. Bernier is not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom nor is he reluctant to engage with individuals who wish to denigrate him and The People’s Party of Canada.  Mr. Bernier is also a strong communicator with a depth of knowledge and acumen that allows him to speak confidently, intelligently and with conviction on most issues of import.

The People’s Party of Canada does not have any sitting Members of Parliament and Mr. Bernier does not have other People’s Party of Canada support in the House of Commons at present.

This is strictly a function of time and of process.  There are undoubtedly current Members of Parliament who have supported Mr. Bernier in the past during his 2017 leadership campaign and who will again support him by joining The People’s Party of Canada.  This cannot take place until The People’s Party of Canada is officially registered and fully functioning in accordance with the requirements of Elections Canada.

Additionally, the interest expressed by members of the Libertarian Party of Canada to consider a merger with The People’s Party of Canada will cement a relationship between and amongst individuals who are committed to the values of small government, protection of basic personal freedoms, free market laissez faire ‘hands off’ economic policies and a bias for ‘equality’ for all Canadians instead of divisive ‘special interest group’ driven policies.

To be succinct.  ‘Time Will Solve’.

Missives

Thankfully, very few.  The People’s Party of Canada is unburdened by dogma, by doctrine and by inertia.  The status quo is virtually non-existent for The People’s Party of Canada – and that is terrifying to some and exciting to others.

Those who join the PPC will embrace the opportunity to set policy, to challenge conventional wisdom, to denounce bad government, bad ideas, bad legislation and even bad press coverage.

The missive I am looking forward to reading is the postponed publishing of ‘Doing Politics Differently: My Vision for Canada’ which was withdrawn indefinitely by Mr. Bernier after a backlash from the Conservative Party of Canada caucus, specifically Andrew Scheer and his supporters.  

Wikipedia lists three (3) other publications by Maxime Bernier, one exclusively in French (to the best of my knowledge) and two in English.

Mr. Bernier is also currently writing a book about his colourful political career and he has served as Economic Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute where his book on tax reform was produced.

Whatever missives are generated by The People’s Party of Canada will hopefully be concise, cogent and contemporary.

Of critical importance to me (and I am sure to Mr. Bernier) is to create a Constitution and Bylaws that ensures the integrity of The People’s Party of Canada.  I have seen other political entities virtually ‘hijacked’ because of ineffective, unenforceable and/or punitive clauses in their bylaws and others that have only paid ‘lip service’ to the enshrined fundamental values and principles contained within Constitutional documents.

The integrity of a political party is no better than the integrity of the individuals who belong to that party – and their collective and individual commitment to honoring and adhering to the principles and values of that political entity.

Far too many political parties have strayed irreversibly from their original mandate and intent.  That is one of the main reasons why our neighbours south of the Forty-Ninth Parallel are currently so divided on the importance of electing a Supreme Court Justice who will either be an ‘Originalist’ or a ‘Revisionist’ based on his or her observance of the sanctity of the United States Constitution that is probably still the highest standard of national conduct that exists in the Free World.

We cannot, we will not, allow self-serving corruption or deviance to diminish the high standards expected from The People’s Party of Canada.

I know that Maxime’s Bernier’s personal conviction and integrity will ensure that he brings forward a constitution and bylaw document that will remain true to his high standards of ethics. Maxime Bernier’s vision for a free, accountable and just Canada – for the benefit of, and inclusively for, all Canadians, our shared prosperity and our commitment to a strong, viable future is a vision for Canada that we should all support and embrace.  

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight”  Sun Tzu

The time is now to join the fight for Canada’s future.


Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

Founding Member, The People’s Party of Canada

BC – Pseudo Conservatism

As British Columbians, we are faced with an odd watered down version of right wing politics. Since 2001, support for the BC Liberal Party has been promoted as the best choice to ensure that the NDP does not win a majority in the province. Hence the BC Liberal Party recruits Liberal and Conservative candidates to run under the BC Liberal banner. This suggests that hopeful Conservative politicians have a better opportunity to achieve success if one runs under the BC Liberal banner but making that commitment means that one must sacrifice basic Conservative principles in order to fit into the Liberal dogma. These candidates become pseudo Liberal/Conservatives. No matter how one looks at it, Conservatism becomes diluted and at best the candidates are politically Red Tories.

These BC Red Tories are often also members of the Conservative Party of Canada. Hence they are Liberal provincially and Conservative federally. This has been a common practice for too long and residents of the province have come to accept the practice as “normal”. Red Tories abound in British Columbia.

To make matters worse, the Red Tories often hold board positions for both provincial and federal parties simultaneously. Many are active volunteers for the CPC for Federal elections, they sit on the Boards for the EDAs while simultaneously holding Board positions for the BC Liberal Riding Associations and they actively campaign for the BC Liberals during provincial elections. It is not unusual for political hopefuls to run for a BC Liberal MLA candidacy as well as a Federal CPC MP candidacy. So one must ask, “Are you a Liberal or a Conservative?My experience has been that they are really ‘watered down’ versions of Conservatives or just opportunists.

The conflicted individuals are invariably politically active. The implications of their polygamist relationship with the two parties culminated in the 2014 election. While these pseudo Liberals/Conservatives were working with the BC Liberal Party to fund the provincial political agenda, Christie Clark (then Premier) successfully lobbied the Alberta Oil industry for additional funds for the pending BC provincial election. However, with the Federal Election looming, the BC Liberals elected to move some of the their campaign funds into Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party. Not only did the Alberta Oil Companies indirectly fund the Federal Liberals but our pseudo Liberals/Conservatives actively raised money that was used to defeat Steven Harper and the CPC. Only in BC.

In the meantime, true Conservatives in British Columbia tolerate the Red Tory dogma; many have tried to generate a Conservative movement that best represents our philosophical belief. To date these initiatives have been unsuccessful. The BC Conservative Party (BCCP) has never received support nor endorsement from the CPC. We true Conservatives are cut adrift in a sea of Red Tory mediocrity. We have been hopeful that the CPC would bring some common sense to our predicament but the Red Tory concept is now infecting the CPC under the Leadership of Andrew Scheer.

Enter Maxime Bernier, a true Conservative, a man who “shoots from the hip” and offers honest Conservative dialogue.

To quote Mr. Bernier:
For too long, Canadian politics has been hijacked by interest groups, cartels, lobbies, international groups, corporate or union interests of politicians and bureaucrats in Ottawa who are disconnected from ordinary citizens,”.
“We don’t believe that government intervention is a solution for everything. Government should not intervene to solve each and every problem on the road to a utopian and unrealistic vision of society. “

Janet Green, A Founding Member, People’s Party of Canada