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.

The Need for Clarity, or Why Political Correctness Has Got To Go

Offend someone today.  It’s your God-given right.

For the past quarter century or so, a nasty, pernicious, absurdly illogical phenomenon has been steadily creeping further and further into public discourse, to the point where it not only infects Academia (where at least it did not harm any sentient creatures) and the general media, but even our entertainment — novels, movies, music, you name it, it’s there.  It has caused the creation of a new sub-species of human being, the Professional Offence – taker, whose self-appointed duty is to spew forth manufactured outrage and to hound people out of society for saying innocuous things.  I speak, of course, of the phenomenon known as Political Correctness, or P.C. for short.  That it virtually rules in all of these areas is bad enough.  But worse still — far worse — is that it has infected our political dialogue as well, to the point where a meaningful discussion of almost any topic or policy is almost impossible to have.

Suggest that we should be vetting potential immigrants more carefully, to ensure terrorists and habitual criminals are refused entry?  Oh, that makes you a racist.  Or that people who practice “alternative lifestyles” could maybe just, you know, practice them in private, so that no one would care, and stop expecting everyone to “celebrate” it?  Well, that just makes you  a homo/trans/something – phobe!  Point out that not all religions are necessarily harmless, and that some do indeed teach some things that are, um, quite different from most of the others?  Why, you bigot, you!

Joking aside, this is where we find ourselves today :  An environment in which we cannot even talk about these (and other, even more important) subjects, because someone out there will seize on a comment (usually one that expresses plain, boldfaced truth) and use it as a cudgel to beat the unfortunate speaker senseless.   How we got here is not important, nor is the fact that the vast majority of people find P.C. laughable, for the most part.  Because it still hinders our political process, and that is hindering true progress in Canada.

For to craft, and promote, good, well-conceived public policy, policy that benefits the average Canadian rather than a few noisy special interest groups, we need one thing above all :  CLARITY.  Clarity, to allow us to first identify problems as clearly as possible, without having them buried in faux-polite euphemisms ;  clarity, that we may then hold serious discussions, with all sides putting forth their proposals and ideas (for how else do we ever arrive at the truth about anything, other than by open and informed debate?) ;  and clarity of purpose and action, to allow duly elected governments to enact the policies that will solve or at least mitigate some of the problems facing Canadians today.

But clarity becomes virtually impossible where the smelly, ruthless basilisk of P.C. is present.  For its only purposes are to cloud the truth, to render all language obscure and meaningless, and to bully sensible people into silence so that the Offence-takers and self-styled “Progressives” can own the Public Square, and get their little agendas pushed through.  P.C. has come a long way, it’s true, and has become an unfortunate fact of life for many of us, in nearly all walks of life.  But WE CAN FIGHT BACK.  Indeed, we must fight back.  We must retake the Public Square, so that common sense and the wisdom of real-world experience can once again rule the day (and the night too).

We do not need to be rude to accomplish this, nor do we need to start tossing around old racial or ethnic or chauvinist epithets.  That might get a few laughs, but it would play into their hands.  So, what to do then?  Try this :  the next time some P.C. clone  “calls you out”  for speaking honestly about something, or pretends to take offence at some harmless joke or quip. . . politely ignore them.  Or laugh at their pre-programmed P.C. response (good-naturedly, of course).   Point out to them that the very term Politically Correct indicates that the holder of such a position is being factually incorrect, on purpose, which means he or she is basically a willful liar.   And they are lying to themselves most of all.

Let us laugh Political Correctness out of the Public Square, and eventually out of existence.  Then we can get on with making this country, and the world, a better, freer, happier place.  We can do it, friends!

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