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Thursday, 27 November 2014 20:01

In 2015 Canadians will elect a new government. You can contribute to democracy in Canada by donating to the PC Party today. The PC Party is the Progressive Canadian Party, Progressive Conservatives sustaining the Tory tradition Canadians have known since Confederation and even before 1867.

By donating to the PC Party today you will gain a 75% tax credit for every dollar you give up to $400.00 for the 2015 tax year, and additional tax credits on amounts up to $1,500. Donating and voting PC you will help elect Progressive Canadians to Parliament in the Tory tradition we know in Canada from Sir John A. Macdonald to today, honoured by the PC Party.

Issues Canadians care about are at stake.

Health Care. Falling contributions to health care funding to well below the promised 50% Canada Health Act participation of the federal government, beginning under the Chrétien Liberals as deficit reduction, is challenging health care sustainability under the Harper Reform Party-led Conservative Party of Canada as never before. In 2014, Stephen Harper failed to renew the 2004 Health Care Accord with the provinces and reduced funding rate renewal from 6% to 3% per annum; Stephen Harper re-entered federal politics in 2003 after leading the National Citizen’s Coalition, founded to end universal public health care in Canada.

Veterans. Neglect of Veteran’s health care and other issues is especially egregious.

Economic Opportunity Inequality. Canada’s Growing Income Gap regionally and between the 1% of richest households and other Canadians is creating inequality through "Big Shift" neglect of Canadian economic realities, unfair corporate tax cuts passing corporate tax responsibilities on to everyday Canadians, and globalization through business and job exporting free trade agreements without regard for the common good of Canadians. Post-secondary education is becoming unaffordable, yet "The Harper Government" is doing little to educate future Canadian leaders.

Canadian parliamentary democracy and institutions are being made unrepresentative of the people of Canada through Fixed Date Elections which diminish democratic accountability, an unFair Elections Act which marginalizes students, seniors, aboriginal and other Canadians, excessive PM and PMO power over the MP’s we elect to represent Canadians in Parliament, and the Harper Senate Scandals.

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An Open Letter to the Governor General Regarding the Fair Elections Act
Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:32

An Open Letter to the Governor General Regarding the Fair Elections Act

For Immediate Release May 29, 2014

Newmarket, Ontario - Progressive Canadian Party Leader, the Hon. Sinclair Stevens today released the text of an Open Letter to the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Rt. Hon.David Johnston, urging the Queen’s representative in Canada not to give Royal Assent to Bill C-23, referenced as the "Fair Elections Act.” The Open Letter was issued May 27, 2014.

Citing recent Commonwealth precedent where Governors General in Australia and New Zealand have acted or been called to define the duties of their office to protect the democratic rights of citizens to hold governments accountable, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Para. 3), the historical origins of these duties in the Queen’s Oath, and recent events in Canada concerning the present government Mr. Stevens in his letter stated that Bill C-23 is a challenge to democracy in Canada in at least two specific ways.

First, the Act as proposed, if given Royal Assent, appears to threaten to disenfranchise certain identifiable groups within Canadian society despite amendments approved only by government members in the House of Commons.

Second, the Act as proposed, if given Royal Assent, will remove the duty to enforce compliance with the Canada Elections Act in the matter of political donations and funding from an officer of Parliament answering to Parliament, the Commissioner of Elections, to instead answer to the governing party through the Attorney General. 

The reserve powers of the Governor General include the right 1.) To appoint a prime minister, 2.) To dismiss a prime minister, 3.) To dissolve Parliament, 4.) To force a dissolution of Parliament, and 5.) To refuse assent to legislation.

Consideration in depth has been presented to the Governor General in the accompanying OPEN LETTER. ending with this recommendation of the Progressive Canadian Party to His Excellency:

"Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that, instead of routinely signing Royal Assent, Your Excellency should discuss Bill C-23 in detail with Her Majesty and if there is any question to you simply refusing to approve the Bill, give consideration to referring it to the Supreme Court of Canada to judge its constitutionality.”

The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader
The Progressive Canadian Party
Newmarket, Ontario
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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:44
Fair Elections Act to be challenged in Courts
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:21

"Fair Elections Act to be challenged in Courts"
For Immediate Release April 17, 2014
Newmarket, Ontario – The Honourable Sinclair M. Stevens, Leader of the Progressive Canadian Party, said today, "It is the view of the Progressive Canadian Party that Bill C-23, entitled the Fair Elections Act by the Harper government, will betray basic principles of democracy in Canada even if substantially amended.  Bill C-23 will deny the right to vote to large numbers of Canadians and as such must be challenged in the courts as unconstitutional."
Further, Bill C-23 undermines the role of Elections Canada as guardian of the integrity of the electoral system and would deny the responsibility of Elections Canada to promote democratic participation by Canadians.
"For these reasons and in ways indicated by scholars of Canadian constitutional law and political science published in the national media, Progressive Canadians believe the Fair Elections Act must be rejected as  unfair, undemocratic, and deserving of constitutional challenge even in light of amendments which are being recommended by members of the House of Commons and in Senate committee.  Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, is deeply flawed in fundamental ways and for its apparent intent."
Mr. Stevens continued, "The Elections Act ranks in importance with the Constitution, which cannot be altered by the Government-of-the-Day at its sole discretion."
"It is the intention of the Progressive Canadian Party to begin a constitutional challenge of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, in federal court and in the Supreme Court of Canada should the act become law."
Bill C-23 was the creation of the Harper Government without consultation with Elections Canada officials, other political parties or Canadian citizens through public hearings. These facts were given further significance when it was learned that the author of a study cited by the Minister of Democratic Reform as supporting the Bill stated that in his view the government should either substantially amend or withdraw the act.
It is the position of the Progressive Canadian Party that whatever is passed into law the "Fair Elections Act" will be the work of the Government of Canada in inception and in passage alone and, in present or amended form, would undermine democracy in Canada.  As such it is unacceptable and must be challenged in the Courts.

For more information contact:
"The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader
The Progressive Canadian Party
Newmarket, Ontario
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Progressive Canadians Argue Bill C-23 Should Not Apply in Next Election
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:53

"Progressive Canadians Argue Bill C-23 Should Not Apply in Next General Election."

For Immediate Release February 18, 2014

Newmarket, Ontario -
It is totally wrong for the Harper Government to use closure to speed through their proposed amendments to the Canada Elections Act that are favourable to the Conservative ruling party.
The Harper Government has a majority of the Members of the House of Commons, yet they had less than 25% of eligible voter support in the 2011 General Election
To make matters worse, they have chosen to ram Bill C-23 through the House of Commons when the media and the general public are distracted by the government introduction of the 2014 Budget and the Olympic Games.
They have drafted the proposed changes to the Canada Elections Act without consultation with the Chief Electoral Officer or any of his staff. They have not consulted with the general public and refuse to do so.
In the attached article Richard Cleroux in the Law Times, February 10, 2014, edition, masterfully elaborates on the partisan reasons the Harper Government is taking powers from Elections Canada.
Powers that when exercised have led to admission of wrongdoing by members of Mr. Harper's Conservative Party those now seeking to control them, officials of the governing Conservative party
Prime Minister Stephen Harper intends to use his long sought majority in the Commons, in Committee and in the Senate to ensure that Bill C-23 will become law. The ability of the Chief Electoral Officer and of Elections Canada to identify and prosecute wrongdoing will be removed and thousands of Canadian citizens will be disenfranchised.
Disenfranchisement of voters by changing the rules for voter identification at the polls in ways which disadvantage or may target identifiable demographic groups, possibly in partisan ways, has been described as voter suppression in the United States.  The poor, the elderly, students, the more or less mobile, and specific ethnicities are said to be targeted in American experience. Canadians have been warned against the danger of electoral reform of this kind by American observers of Canadian affairs.  For these reasons, it may be wondered if Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, might be better called the Voter Suppression Act if these concerns are true.
The National Media, is requested to consider, and unswervingly press, for that which alone provides fairness into the next Federal General Election.
The election of the next Parliament should be conducted under existing Elections of Canada law, rather than those changes being forced through Bill C-23 by the Harper Government.

Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader
The Progressive Canadian Party
Newmarket, Ontario
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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:45
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