Well, we see now that ,as I have been saying for some time, too many leaders in the Federal Conservative Party are no different than many of the leaders in the Liberal Party of Canada . Just more of the same swampy status quo —-political convenience not adhering to the Constitution.
One of the Leadership Candidates Pierre Poilievre is proposing a top down solution not a people , parliamentary solution to the problem he sees in higher education and freedom of speech. Before even gaining the leadership position in his party he is already proposing what most people see as what is wrong in this country—executive Government rather than parliamentary Government —the concentration of power in the executive and more recently , the last several decades, in the Prime Minister’s office.
A Prime Minister creating a Guardian, a Czar, to root out freedom of speech violations in academia. And then —is it the high schools, community colleges , vocational and technical schools———where does it end? Companies that get money from the Government? That’s just about everyone in today’s Canada. How about Education Departments and Health Departments? How about Municipal Institutions. All of this is Provincial under the Constitution.
Has Mr. Poilievre noticed —Education, his first target, is Provincial under the constitution, the constitution he alleges he is protecting ??? Section 93 of the BNA Act says
‘93 In and for each Province the Legislature may exclusively make Laws in relation to Education,————‘
Just create another bureaucrat to solve the problem . Its not more spying we need , its less. And if the Constitution is being violated then we must seek redress from the Judiciary.
That’s why the Leader of the Peoples Party is in court, that’s why I am in court. That’s why other citizens are in court.
Perhaps Mr. Poilievre and his Party would like to support our legal actions . Now that would be consistent with the rule of law . And if the system fails then it is up to the people to decide on reform and what types of reform. That is , there is a process for Constitutional Reform .
And before that if Mr. Poilievre is interested he could have his people review my Magna Carta proposals advanced at the Reclaim Canada Conference in Victoria a few weeks ago and available on my blog :www.peckford42.wordpress.com that do not involve constitutional change but reforming the present system under existing law.
It’s not more bureaucracy we need , it is more adherence to the law and reforming the three levels of our democracy if that is what is determined by —-the people through their parliaments.
And a good place to start would be in Mr. Poilievre’s own party —like having his party publish publicly annual audited financial statements , and have his party sponsor a bill in the Federal Parliament that no MP can serve in the Parliament if they have been found guilty of violating the law as determined by the Federal Ethics and Conflict of Interest Commissioner or a Court of Law.
Democracy is tough and difficult and is not amenable to quick, easy solutions and can only last with the ongoing engagement of the people , their parliaments and honest political parties .
Perhaps before inflicting political convenient, constitutionally questionable proposals without due process , Mr. Poilievre should clean up his own party first , then make reform proposals that are consistent with the written and unwritten parts of our Constitution or seek through the Constitutional Amending formula of the Constitution Act of 1982 , Constitutional Change.
APPENDIX —My MAGNA CARTA
Magna Carta For Canada —My Speech On The Steps Of The BC Legislature Today( May 28) —Reclaim Canada Conference —A Proposal To Reclaim Canada
Canada’s Magna Carta—We, The Citizens of Canada Stand For—
A. An Independent Public National Inquiry to Examine whether Government (Federal, Provincial and Territorial) mandates and lockdowns were necessary and constitutional. People in Government and their agencies who are found guilty of breaking the law after due process MUST be brought to Justice.
Such an Inquiry CANNOT be led by any of the Governments of Canada who are the major subjects of the Inquiry. Instead, a Citizens Group MUST be formed for that purpose. And these Governments and their agencies MUST open their books and release to the inquiry and the public all necessary relevant information concerning their actions during the pandemic.
B. ALL Registered Political Parties In Canada Must Be Obligated By Law To Publish Audited Financial Statements ANNUALLY. Right now, NONE of the Federal Parties who are in the House of Commons publish any audited financial statements.
C. No Member of The Federal Parliament or members of Provincial Legislatures or Territorial Assemblies can sit in these chambers if they have BROKEN a Canadian law as determined by a court or an Ethics and Conflict of Interest Commissioner.
D. EVERY private members bill/resolution presented before a parliament in Canada must be debated and voted upon within six months of parliamentary sitting days from its introduction.
E. All Judges of the Supreme Courts of the Provinces and Courts of Appeal, the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada MUST, BY LAW, have criteria established as to their qualifications to serve. And all Government nominated candidates for those positions MUST be subject to a hearing by a parliamentary committee who would present to FULL Parliament their recommendations to approve or reject any nominated judge. Parliament’s decision is FINAL.
F. ALL Parliamentary Committees of all Canadian Parliaments MUST have safeguards whereby the majority on the Committee cannot close down those committees when the business of the Committee has not been completed—when there are citizens with relevant valuable information to be presented.
G. All Governments of Canada MUST have balanced budget legislation enacted with no exceptions except in times of pending war or insurrection or the country’s existence is at stake.
H. All Authorities responsible for primary, elementary and high school education MUST enact curriculum measures to ensure Civics is a mandatory subject in each grade at Grade Eight and above.
l. The power of the Prime Minister MUST be reduced. The Prime Minister’s office and the Privy Council today has a workforce of over 1500 persons. This MUST be reduced to not more than 500. The more than 206 Departments and Agencies and the 320,00 Public Services, that work for them, can then get back to doing the work they were hired to do.
J. There MUST be a three day Public First Ministers Conference ANNUALLY to discuss the pressing national issues of the day. All Governments MUST publicly issue written statements at the Conference highlighting what they think are the national priorities.
K. Canadian Courts hearing a Constitutional Case related to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms MUST BE obligated to consider in their written rulings the two introductory concepts to the Charter —The Supremacy Of God and the Rule of Law. NO DECISION rendered without a written consideration in the decision of these principles will be valid.
L. Canada must remain a sovereign nation. Therefore no treaty or international regulations, of any kind, can be agreed to by Canada that in any way erode our nation’s sovereignty.
M. Membership in any international organization MUST BE CONDITIONAL upon Canada remaining a completely sovereign nation.
David Bell, a scholar with Brownstone Institute , doctor, public health official, formerly worked for WHO , said this in an article this past week :
‘Pressure to conform is strong and maintaining integrity carries risks. We all have families, jobs and lifestyles to protect. The belief of many that the ‘humanitarian’ sector was somehow different should by now be shattered. That is a good thing, as illusions do not help us and we need to recognize the historical reality that preserving personal comfort has often entailed throwing others under the bus.
When the tide turns, the easiest approach is to turn with it. As a staff member of an international agency said to me recently – ‘the money is going into pandemic preparedness, you have to accept and go with it.
As an insight into humanity, this response is a disappointing one. We are always poorly served by cowardice.
But recognizing how things are, and that help is not coming from those paid to do so, will strengthen the resolve of the rest of humanity to move forward without them, taking the future into their own hands. As, according to orthodox public health, they should.’
Unless we take matters in our own hands , and move forward with new paradigms , new structures , facing up to the brutal reality of our failed existing system we will be captured by corrupt mainstream political parties, a broken heath system where over 5 million Canadian are without a regular physician , an education system that promotes failed economic and political ideas , that denigrates our traditions and historical figures that helped create this nation, a press system that through coercion and money has become an arm of big Government , an economic system that depends on Government and where real free enterprise is stifled and fair , free trade is on its deathbed .
A system that sees our society being run by the four horseman —big government, big press, big pharma and big tech , an Orwellian construct that with the dominance of a world order that wants the nation state reduced , the individual subject to dictates of an international unelected bureaucrat .
This is our fate without a New Magna Carta For Canada ..