Integrity Matters: Social Contract with Canadians, Veterans must be honoured – Progressive Canadians
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:03


PC Party continues Progressive Conservative Tradition.
Integrity Matters: Social Contract with Canadians, Veterans must be honoured – Progressive Canadians

 

In 1917, Prime Minster Robert Borden,Conservative, made this commitment as Canadians soldiers were about to attack Vimy Ridge:

"The government and the country will consider it their first duty to see that a proper appreciation of your effort and of your courage is brought to the notice of people at home that no man, whether he goes back or whether he remains in Flanders, will have just cause to reproach the government for having broken faith with the men who won and the men who died." http://www.canada1867.ca/2014/12/the-harper-governments-contempt-for_30.html

This is a social contract made by the Government of Canada in 1917, that Canadians enlisting are promised that if injured or killed in service Canada will take care of them and their loved ones?

But the Harper Conservative's position is . . .

At no time in Canada's history has any 'social contract' or 'social covenant' been legislated.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/does-government-have-social-contract-with-veterans-1.2577837

The PC Party view . . .

"the PC Party is both progressive and centrist in their politics.  Moreover, they are eager to correct the wrongs that have been done to our Veterans and their families by successive governments.
http://progressivecanadian.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107

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Just Days until Canadians elect a new government, Election 2015
Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:49

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:07
 
Hon. Sinclair Stevens, P.C. Progressive Canadian Party takes up Harper challenge for better Senate Reform
Thursday, 30 July 2015 19:21
Hon. Sinclair Stevens, P.C.
Progressive Canadian Party takes up Harper challenge for better Senate Reform
 
For Immediate Release July 30, 2015:
Newmarket, Ontario - The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader of the Progressive Canadian (PC) party, took up Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s challenge to provinces and others to come up with better, constitutionally acceptable Senate reform proposals.
Mr. Harper has declared a moratorium on prime ministers’ nominations for Senate appointments by the Governor General of Canada until it is reformed. Prime ministers have been nominating candidates to the GG for some time. The practice has become a convention within the constitution. Some believe that the PM makes Senate appointments based on their qualifications. However, recent appointments appear to have been made for party and sectarian provincial interest.
“Progressive Conservatives understood that the Senate is a check on the prime minister and cabinet government and on excesses of electoral partisanship and provincial sectarianism, as intended at Confederation. We enshrined this understanding as Guiding Principles for Senate Reform at our National Policy Convention in 2000 and reaffirmed them at the PC Democratic Reform Convention in 2002.
Today’s PCs take this a step further.” Stevens said. “We propose that future nomination of senate candidates to the GG shall come from the non-partisan Queen’s Privy Council, instead of from the Prime Minister alone.”
The PC Party proposal fulfils the need for change able to meet the constitutional requirements for regional representation in an Upper Chamber. It is selected for knowledge and ability to serve as a revising chamber of government legislation, or “sober second thought”.
“As a member of the Queen’s Privy Council I am aware of the privilege and duty we have historically to advise the monarch through Her representative the Governor General of Canada. These are powers rarely used by the Queen’s Privy Council meeting in full assembly but exist within the constitution.”
Mr. Stevens noted that our problems today seem to centre on the partisanship of a prime minister who for the first time in Canadian history makes nominations only of people who “pledge” to pass his government’s legislation. Many recent appointments are clear patronage. This abandons the Senate’s duty to review and revise government legislation within the constitution. Mr. Harper has said he will only make appointments if the Senate is reformed to elect senators accountable to individual provinces. That would build firewalls around each province against Canada and the House of Commons instead of representing all Canadians equally by protecting minority interests.
“Progressive Canadians propose to reform Senate nominations within the constitution by allowing a quorum of the full Queen’s Privy Council to advise the GG on the basis of the personal excellence and knowledge of governance of the candidates.” Mr. Stevens concluded.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
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NOTES: The Queen’s Privy Council consists of current and former prime ministers, cabinet ministers, Supreme Court Chief Justices, former speakers of the House of Commons and Senate, former governors general, invited current and former premiers and distinguished individuals, and members of the royal family.
: Mr. Harper has been cited in a federal court case filed by Vancouver lawyer Aniz Alani for failing to fulfil his duty in Senate appointment.  Twenty-two Senate seats are empty in July 2015, some since 2012.  Mr. Alani has expressed willingness to defer to a Supreme Court reference if called on the issue.  In a previous 2013 Supreme Court reference the Harper government proposals for Senate reform were found to be unconstitutional. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/refer-senate-appointment-moratorium-to-supreme-court-lawyer-urges-harper-1.3169025

See More:  http://progressivecanadian.ca/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest/143-hon-sinclair-stevens-pc-progressive-canadian-party-takes-up-harper-challenge-for-better-senate-reform (Long text).
Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 10:06
 
PC Party: Senate and Governor General must refuse to sign Bill C-51!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:45

 

PC Party: Senate and Governor General must refuse to sign Bill C-51

For Immediate Release May 27, 2015

Newmarket, Ont.
- A legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has moved the Harper Government's anti-terrorism Bill C-51 onto the world stage.

The view of Canadians that Bill  C-51 is extreme, threatens privacy rights, individual freedoms and freedom of expression under the Charter is supported internationally. The media outlet Thinkpol reports that the OSCE has concluded:

"The Harper government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Canada has ratified, according to legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization."

Though passed in the House of Commons, both the Senate and the Governor General have the power to save Canadians from this dictatorial legislation through performing their proper legislative roles as drawn to their attention more than two months ago by the P.C. Party through "An Open Letter Sent to Both the Governor General and the  Speaker of the Senate"

Two months ago the PC Party called upon the Speaker of the Senate and the Governor General of Canada to act to protect Canadians against abuse of power by the Harper government threatening Canadian values and freedoms under the pretence of national security. Progressive Canadians believe the Governor General and Senate must refuse to pass Bill C-51 into law to protect Canadian values and Canada's international reputation.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
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1-800-666-3821


An Open Letter Sent to Both the Governor General and the  Speaker of the Senate

 
For Immediate Release March 20, 2015
 
Newmarket, Ont. - The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Progressive Canadian Party leader stated in letters sent to Governor General David Johnston and Speaker of the Senate Claude Nolin reasons why they ought to reject agreeing to the passage of Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.

Seemingly oblivious to Articles 39 and 40, undoubtedly the most famous of Magna Carta’s clauses, (as translated from the original Latin) : http://www.bl.uk/magna-carta/articles/magna-carta-english-translation#sthash.lrO30tP4.dpuf

(39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land.

(40) To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay, right or justice.

the authors of Bill C-51 are proposing pre-emptive arrest and seeking to create or modify “ … the law of the land.” to facilitate pre-emptive arrest. Moreover, the current majority government is forcing the Bill through the House by limiting the time for Parliament and its committees to fully debate the proposed law and ignoring requests to provide oversight.

Should the Bill be passed by the Harper Government majority in the House of Commons both Speaker and Governor General have been beseeched to reject it outright. The Senate through performing its proper role as ‘Chamber of sober second thought’, the Governor General for the preservation of the freedoms granted to us 800 years ago by a predecessor of She whom he represents.

It is further suggested that when passing Bill-C51 back to the House a complete copy of the Magna Carta be included without further comment on the reason(s) for its rejection.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
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1-800-666-3821

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:32
 
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