Draft Constitution of the Canadian People’s Party (ongoing)
February 28th, 2014
Preamble to Draft:
The draft will eventually become the official platform for the Canadian People’s Party. The final platform will be one upon which the party will stand and flourish. The drafting process is the starting point where all the issues currently considered relevant to the people of Canada will be noted and highlighted for further discussion and inclusion in the final document. It is hoped that readers will contribute to the development of this platform.
NEW CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
In order for Canada to become a truly independent, sovereign nation, it is of the utmost primacy that a new, made-in-Canada-by-Canadians constitution be drafted and then voted upon by the people. If passed by a majority vote, it will then be implemented by the Canadian People’s Party.
COMPLETE SEPARATION FROM BRITISH CROWN
All official ties in any and every form will be dissolved between the new Canadian government and the British Royal Crown. Canada will no longer use the term “Crown” or “Regina” in any of its Acts, Statutes, or Jurisprudence of any kind.
DISSOLUTION OF THE CANADIAN SENATE
As per the people’s longstanding grievances, the Senate will be dissolved. In its place will be a new body composed of two elected Elders from each of the provinces, territories, and Nunavik. The body of Elders will be known as the Council of Elders; the term “Elder” will designate anyone sixty years of age or older. All of the Council of Elders will be made up of women; one Elder from each of the provinces and territories and Nunavik will be of First Nations.
WOMEN AND MEN IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
A fundamental, longstanding problem within Canada’s governmental system has been the historic dilemma of a male-dominated, patriarchal system, wherein decisions affecting the nation ultimately devolved to a preponderance of male representatives, and thus pre-empted the rightful and necessary contribution to good government by the other half of the nation’s populace.
It is the intention of the Canadian People’s Party to ensure that all levels of government will include a minimum of 50% women in their ranks, and that all decisions relating to policies and laws will be made by a minimum of 50% women.
It is the belief of the Canadian People’s Party that a balance of male and female energy is critical to achieving a just, harmonious, peaceful, and caring society, and that without equal representation within all levels of government, this goal is unattainable.
ELECTION OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
One of the great drawbacks to the current political system in Canada is the inability of the people to choose the person who will represent them when elections come around.
The present system of voting for political parties is in many respects archaic; one method of offsetting the negative effects of such a process would be to give the people of Canada the right to choose the leader of their country in a free and open vote. Therefore, it will be the position of the Canadian People’s Party that, once elected by a majority vote of the people, it would change the law governing such a process: in future, the office of Prime Minister of Canada would be filled by a person elected by a vote of all the people. Provinces would be left to determine whether or not they too would provide this same option within their electoral process.
CANADIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Canada’s judicial system will require that all judges of all courts be elected by the people, rather than by appointment; and that all lawyers will swear an oath of allegiance to the Canadian people and their government, rather than to the bar association (the “Crown”). Until such time as all lawyers have sworn allegiance to the sovereign nation of Canada and forsaken any legal connections with the “Crown”, they will be ineligible to run for any government office in Canada or work within Canada’s judicial system. It is proposed, at this stage, that the legal profession would reorganize themselves into a new representative body that would be 100% Canadian.
CHANGES TO SPECIFIC ACTS OF PARLIAMENT
There appear to be numerous acts of parliament which will require repeal and/or alteration, in order to restore both integrity and sovereignty to the Canadian people. These would include acts regarding economic ties with foreign nations, as well as international ties with foreign organizations, and any other federal initiatives that stand in the way of Canada’s sovereignty.
These issues will appear within the overall text of the draft platform, under specific headings. It is highly recommended that readers of this second draft offer further input on this topic.
One example would be the abolition of the Freedom of Information Act, which has proven to be detrimental to open and transparent government.
All former treaties with the First Nations of Canada will be honoured.
Any unceded territory will be returned to the original, rightful owners, for them to decide how they will maintain their land, water, and cultural existence. Concurrent with this process will be the termination of any special financial agreements that are separate from the rest of Canada’s people.
First Nations people will have full control and autonomy within their territory, and will possess the right to use their land base for whatever purposes they see fit.
No arrangements are to made with foreign nations, or corporate or private interests, that would threaten the loss of the land base and place it in the hands of any person or entity outside of Canada. Any private allodial property within First Nations territory not owned by First Nations will be respected, and remain sovereign and subject to the same Canadian laws as everyone else’s property.
All Canadians who wish to partake of any level of government, or be eligible for any benefits accruing to the Canadian people, will be obligated to swear an oath of allegiance to Canada and the new Canadian Constitution, and to renounce all previous citizenship with any other foreign nation. All dual citizens will be considered guests or visitors within Canada, without any legal rights as provided by the Constitution. Any Canadians who presently hold landed immigrant status would be considered as pending new Canadians, and given the same rights and privileges as the rest of Canada’s citizens.
Canada’s immigration policies will be revamped, and measures taken to ensure that the Canadian population is employed and economically stable before any further influx of foreigners is considered.
RETURN TO USING THE BANK OF CANADA FOR ALL FISCAL MATTERS OF A GOVERNMENT NATURE
All borrowing from the current private international central banking system by any federal or provincial or municipal level of government will cease.
All Canadian currency will be issued by the Canadian people’s bank, which is the Bank of Canada. All paper money will be printed on hemp paper, as it formerly was.
The new hemp money will not have anything on it related to the British Crown or British royalty or the Queen or Regina, and will only have images and symbols directly connected to Canada, be they images of Canadian people, landscapes, or otherwise. Private individual Canadians and/or their businesses will be permitted to borrow from central banking establishments if they so desire, with the exception of any enterprise directly involved in the extraction, use, and/or sale of Canada’s natural resources.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
A nation either has freedom of speech or it doesn’t. There is no halfway regarding this fundamental right to self-expression; a democratic nation cannot survive and thrive without the ability of the people to openly criticize all aspects of the nation’s political processes. Currently, Canada does not have freedom of speech, and the present Charter of Rights and Freedoms contains provisions within it that circumvent this right. This situation must change; in order for the people to be free to express their thoughts and opinions, a law will be enacted that will be synonymous with the United States’ First Amendment in their Bill of Rights – one that will ensure forever that all Canadians will have the absolute backing of government in their fundamental right to freedom of expression and speech within every medium of communication, from oral to written to graphic, and specifically on the World Wide Web (Internet).
All “hate propaganda” laws will be expunged from the Criminal Code of Canada immediately; approval of the New Canadian Constitution will ensure that every Canadian will have the fundamental right to self-expression, without fear of legal reprisal by any level of government.
The removal of the “hate propaganda” laws will not preclude any laws relating to libel and defamation of an individual, but will be in concert with such laws as they are redefined and updated by Parliament and voted on by the people via a national plebiscite process. The present laws regarding libel and defamation are also outdated, outmoded, and detrimental in the new age of Internet communication, and must be updated and put in context.
The present system of owning property in “fee simple” does not ensure that a person’s property is absolutely their own; it will be abolished, and a new system of allodial title will be established that will ensure private property is 100% in the hands of the owner, and not subject to confiscation by any level of government for any reason, including non-payment of any taxes.
All former “Crown” land will be considered to be now owned by the people of Canada. The people will be the new owners of public lands within their provinces and territories; these lands will not be subject to interference from the federal government or any federal agency.
ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES
All the natural resources of Canada – mineral, soil, water, air, biological species, etc. – will be placed in the hands of the people, and remain in their possession in perpetuity, and be protected from exploitation by private corporate interests.
Any decisions that could negatively affect the people and/or the physical environment of Canada will be subject to a national plebiscite prior to the said exploitation of any public resource.
Revenue Canada, as a private, corporate-run entity, will be abolished, and new mechanisms put in place to deal with any and all levels of taxation.
The Income Tax Act will be abolished; all Canadian citizens will be given the absolute right to whatever earnings that they accrue through their own labour, with the exception of what fees and pension fund and work-related contributions that they agree to. There will be a complete overhaul of the federal and provincial tax systems, based upon the implementation of new funding policies by the Bank of Canada, which will allow for substantial decreases in taxation of goods and services.
Taxation of Canada’s Elders in any form whatsoever will cease upon their reaching the age of 65.
All GST and PST taxation of goods and services will cease; any revenue required by any level of government will revert to the Bank of Canada.
GOVERNMENT PENSIONS & NEW CANADIAN ELDERS SYSTEM
Formerly know as “senior citizens”, all Canadian citizens who reach the age of 65 will, under the New Canadian Constitution, be henceforth designated as “Canada’s Elders”. They will be eligible for 100% free medical and dental coverage, and any other such privileges accorded to them for their lifetime service to Canada. All government pensions for politicians and bureaucrats will be equalized with those of the rest of Canada’s Elders.
Private pensions between businesses and individuals will remain outside the sphere of government interference.
NEW CANADIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
The education system across Canada will be revamped and restructured.
Education at all levels will be free.
All funding for post-secondary education will be provided by the provincial or federal governments through the Bank of Canada; eligibility will be based upon merit after graduation from Grade 12. All corporate donations to post-secondary colleges and universities will be terminated.
Private schools will be 100% privately funded.
A new curriculum development initiative will be introduced, in order to assess the value, worth, and authenticity of current curricula at all levels within Canada’s education system.
All student loans currently owed by Canadians will be forgiven and paid off by the federal government through the Bank of Canada.
PROTECTION OF CANADA’S CHILDREN
The issue of ongoing crimes being committed against Canada’s children, wherein they are being abused through the various provincial ministries of children and families, as well as going missing across the country, will be one of the primary concerns of the Canadian People’s Party.
CANADIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Canada’s universal health care system will remain free to every member of Canada; the cost of health care will be funded through the Bank of Canada. Absolutely no monthly fees will be charged to any Canadian in any province or territory.
All government connections with Codex Alimentarius, or any other international organization connected with health or medicine, will be dissolved.
No restrictions will be put in place with regard to the propagation and sale of any and all naturally occurring health products that hold medicinal properties beneficial to Canadians.
THE MARIJUANA (CANNABIS) ISSUE
One of the more longstanding and unresolved issues in Canada’s history involves marijuana (cannabis). All laws related to the growing and/or use of marijuana in Canada will become null and void; marijuana/cannabis will be treated in the same manner as any other natural herb or medicine, and left up to the individual as to whether or not they wish to use said substance.
Full amnesty will be granted to all persons who have been charged with a criminal offence under the old marijuana laws. Victims of these egregious laws will be pardoned and have their records altered to reflect the new changes; any reference to said criminal offence will be removed from their official files. The new Canadian government will acknowledge the injustice that has been meted out to the people, and offer an official apology to anyone who has ever suffered incarceration, or any other form of abuse, as a result of their partaking of this natural product.
A federally funded program of rehabilitation and training will be implemented, in order to offset the negative effects upon education and employment that resulted as a result of Canadians having being charged and incarcerated for having used or possessed or sold marijuana (cannabis).
CANADIAN POLICING SYSTEM
The question of the credibility of Canada’s current federal police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), is of paramount importance to the people. The steady decline of discipline, and the lack of measures to ensure that the RCMP are held accountable for any criminal actions on the part of their members, have raised the issue of whether or not such a federal agency is required in order to keep the peace in Canada. The Canadian People’s Party will take immediate measures to implement new policies wherein the provinces and territories would take over the policing of their respective territories; once these new policies are in place, the RCMP will be officially dissolved. Provincial and territorial governments would insure that all heads of policing organizations be elected by the people, and that absolutely independent watchdog organizations be put in place to ensure that internal corruption doesn’t arise.
As well, a full re-evaluation of CSIS, and any other federally created organizations of the same nature, will be undertaken, in order to determine the need for such entities to exist.
Implementation of provincial and territorial policing systems will be funded through the Bank of Canada.
END TO ALL GOVERNMENT LOBBYING ORGANIZATIONS
The practice of private corporations, special interest lobby organizations, or individuals setting up shop on Parliament Hill or elsewhere, and willfully influencing members of parliament and official political parties, will cease immediately. The elected representatives of parliament are there to speak for the people of Canada, not for private or corporate interests.
PROHIBITION OF ALL SECRET SOCIETIES
In keeping with open and transparent government and a free society, Canada will no longer permit secret societies of any kind to operate within the nation. This will include Freemasonry and any other secret organization that can be identified as such. Any member of government at any level will be required to swear an oath that they are not a member of any secret society or organization; if found to be otherwise, they will automatically be removed from office and face criminal charges.
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS
Canada will begin a new phase of environmental protection, with a primary focus on returning to an absolute state of 100% organic agricultural and food production.
All chemicals and non-organic additives to soil, water, air, food, and drink (for all living creatures) will be phased out and prohibited by law within a yet to be prescribed period of time.
All genetically modified organisms will be 100% restricted within Canadian borders; all importation of foodstuffs containing GMO products will be prohibited.
All offshore fish farming enterprises currently operating in open waters off all of Canada’s coastlines will cease.
All aerial spraying of chemicals (chemtrails) in the atmosphere over Canada will cease, and any weather modification programs will also cease, until such time as the people decide on any new initiatives and vote on them via plebiscite.
All forms of nuclear power will be phased out; all mineral exploration and development surrounding the mining of uranium, or other radioactive minerals, will be prohibited by law. The sale of nuclear materials will cease; no further development surrounding nuclear power generating systems will be allowed in Canada.
Canada will remove itself from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and all other military alliances with other sovereign nations, and maintain its own independent, sovereign defence organizations.
Canada’s special military or policing relationships with foreign nations will cease; any military or policing agreements between them will become null and void.
Canada will cease to be involved in any arms dealing with foreign nations and any arms manufacturing within Canada of a military nature, other than for its own defensive purposes.
Canada will focus its efforts on rearming the Canadian populace under a new firearms act, and building up a national people’s militia for the protection and defence of its borders.
A new firearms act will be implemented in Canada. Its primary purpose will be to train and arm all members of the Canadian public in the safe use and storage of firearms. Along with this will be the creation of a federal Canadian militia, composed of all citizens of voting age.
Every adult male and female predetermined to be capable of being a responsible gun owner will be required to keep and maintain a firearm in their home; in the event of either a personal attack, or a national crisis that threatens their family or personal well-being or the sovereignty of the nation, they will use their training and their weapons in self-defence and/or for the defence of their country and its freedom.
It is the contention of the Canadian People’s Party that, once the populace is trained and armed, the crime rate in the country will be drastically reduced, thus reducing the necessity for exorbitant expenditures on additional police forces.
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION (UNO)
Canada will withdraw from the United Nations Organization and advocate for a new global organization based upon realistic, democratic principles, wherein every nation has an equal say, and only one vote, in the world parliament. Any proposed new global organization would not contain provisions such as the present Security Council, which holds the power of veto over the majority of the world’s voting nations and prohibits the organization from becoming truly democratic.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Canadian People’s Party will remove Canada from from this military organization.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
Canada will dissolve all trade agreements with foreign nations; any future agreements will be voted on by federal plebiscite and must receive 75% of the vote of the people.
CANADIAN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
At present, over 90% of Canada’s communications networks are privately owned, and directly or indirectly influenced by one sector of Canadian society comprised of less than 2% of the population. This is unacceptable in a free and democratic society, where multiple forms of media ownership are necessary in order to furnish the people with as much diversity of information and ideas as possible, from as many sources as possible.
An immediate assessment of the mainstream media conglomerates’ stranglehold over information and news will begin upon formation of government, and changes instituted to ameliorate this condition.
A full re-evaluation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will be undertaken.
(to be continued….)