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Progressive Canadian Party candidate Brian Marlatt confirmed in Nanaimo-Ladysmith PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 23:20
Progressive Canadian Party candidate Brian Marlatt confirmed in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

For Immediate Release:
Nanaimo, BC, and Niagara Falls, Ont, April 10, 2019 –   Brian Marlatt is the Progressive Canadian candidate in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election, May 6, 2019.  Brian Marlatt’s candidacy was confirmed by Elections Canada today according to PC Party interim leader and former Progressive Conservative MP Joe Hueglin.

The Progressive Canadian Party was founded by Progressive Conservatives who foresaw that the ‘new’ Conservative party formed after the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada was removed from the ballot in the  2003 hostile takeover of the Tories by the Reform Party’s ‘Canadian Alliance,’ led by Stephen Harper, would not be a “merger” or Progressive Conservative.  Key PC Party members have included Mr. Hueglin, former Tory Treasury Board president and Industry  minister, the Hon. Sinclair Stevens, and Science minster, the Hon. Heward Grafftey.

Brian Marlatt was a member of the Progressive Conservative Policy Advisory Committee reporting to the PC’s BC Executive Council from 1998-2003.

Brian Marlatt, who was nominated earlier this month as the PC Party candidate in the May 6, 2019 Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election, is a writer, researcher and public policy analyst.  He has worked as a manager in a family business, Paramount Distributors, prior to an academic leave-of-absence and assuming family health care responsibilities when his father suffered a major spinal cord injury.

He also contributed to market introduction of proprietary, two-way voice technology patented by Paramount’s sister company, Paramount Systems, designed for the security industry and for use in health care to assist the physically challenged.

A Progressive Canadian candidate in South Surrey-White Rock in 2015 and before 2012 electoral boundaries redistribution, he has since moved to Vancouver Island.

Brian Marlatt has contributed to the Elections Canada Advisory Committee of Political Parties (ACPP) and EC OGI Steering Committee.  In June 2018, he presented a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC)concerning Bill C-76, The Elections Modernization Act, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, receiving royal assent December 13, 2018.

For more information and to arrange an interview contact:
Brian Marlatt Progressive Canadian Party candidate, Nanaimo-Ladysmith
Joe Hueglin, Leader Progressive Canadian Party, 905-356-3901  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2019 23:07
Michael Huenefeld is the Progressive Canadian Party / Parti Progressiste Canadien South Surrey - White Rock By-Election candidate, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:09
Michael Huenefeld  is the Progressive Canadian Party / Parti Progressiste Canadien South Surrey - White Rock By-Election candidate, 2017

For Immediate Release,

November 15, 2017, South Surrey-White Rock.   The Progressive Canadian Party in South Surrey-White Rock and Interim Leader, former Progressive Conservative MP for Niagara Falls, Joe Hueglin are pleased to announce that the PC Party candidate in the 2017 South Surrey-White Rock By-Election is Michael Huenefeld,

Elections Canada confirmation will follow review of all required nomination papers.

The South Surrey-White Rock By-Election was called following the resignation of former MP Dianne Watts from the Parliament of Canada after only two years in national politics (2015-2017)  to pursue career ambitions toward the leadership of a provincial party, the BC Liberals.  Ms Watts is a former Surrey mayor.

Michael Huenefeld is the 2011 Progressive Canadian candidate-of-record in Vancouver Centre.  He was a long-time political activist and organizer with the Progressive Conservative Party. He is currently a member of the Progressive Canadian Party National Council.   His political philosophy is moderate/classical conservatism in the  tradition of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Michael Huenefeld earned a BA (Honours) in Political Science with International Relations from the University of British Columbia in 1998. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in 2000. In 2004 he completed an MBA in Global Asset & Wealth Management at Simon Fraser University. Mr. Huenefeld is fluent in  English, French and Spanish, and is familiar with Japanese and Tagalog.  He has presented public lectures on French history to the Alliance Française de Vancouver.

Michael Huenefeld is presently a business instructor at Columbia College and SFU and has taught previously at Ashton College.  In his professional life, Michael is a former Operations Manager at Vancouver Community College, Policy Writer at Scotia Bank, Research Officer at the Legislative Assembly of BC, and interned with the BC Securities Commission and Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.  Michael Huenefeld was previously also a Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Judge in the Provincial Court of B.C..

Michael’s campaign focus will include transportation, infrastructure modernization, and environmental concerns current in South Surrey-White Rock dialogue, and continuing PC Party commitment to the riding’s and Canada’s Autism community.

Michael’s broader policy concerns include:
A. Strong defence policy and support for veterans.
B. Canada's support for multilateral international institutions.
C. Arts and Culture.
D. Public health care system.
E. Recognition and support for victims of crime.
F. Fiscal discipline and economic policies that encourage international trade and technological innovation.
G. Moderate progressive conservatism

PC Party 2015 candidate-of-record in South Surrey-White, Brian Marlatt, who represented the PC Party as well in the 2011, 2008, and 2006 elections endorsed Michael's candidacy and will serve as Mr. Huenefeld's  By-Election Campaign Manager.
For More Information Contact:
Brian Marlatt, Campaign Manger, PC Party Campaign
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Joe Hueglin, Interim Leader, Progressive Canadian Party.
Ph: 905-356-3901

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:17
Publicly Funded Infrastructure Improvements and Education PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 March 2017 12:38
Publicly Funded Infrastructure Improvements and Education
Building the future by following the past.

For Immediate Release, March 31, 2017
Markham-Thornhill Ont. -
Creating opportunity for all Canadians, in our work force, by providing necessary infrastructure needs to be the subject of public debate rather than opportunity to serve political agendas.
"Progressive Canadians believe progress is best when it is inclusive," PC Party candidate in Markham-Thornhill Dorian Baxter said today.  "The Tory party of Sir John A. Macdonald was progressive because it was a party of nation-builders serving the interest of all of the people, not just some, by working within our institutions in a new country created after wide public debate, the Confederation Debates." 

"Canada's new national government was pro-active in building infrastructure from canals to railways.  This is Canada at 150.  We need public debate on the infrastructure for today and activist government in Ottawa," Baxter added.
The present governing party wants to establish an Infrastructure Bank that "will operate at greater arm's length rather than a department" and which would through private borrowings "concern itself with only about 2 per cent of the "national" infrastructure gap. The remaining 98 per cent that is provincial and local is too small to attract large investors."  Others seek far less or exclusively public initiative.
The Progressive Canadian Party favours Bank of Canada funding of infrastructure. This measure provides necessary funds to stimulate the economy through construction of needed and in many cases necessary roads, hospitals, schools, and new technology facilities to build a 21st economy without concern for deficit and the accumulation of debt through compound interest.
"Had this policy, which existed prior to 1974, been followed," stated Dorian Baxter, PC Party President and Markham-Thornhill by-election candidate, ``the massive debt developed from funding through banks at interest rather than the Bank of Canada at administration costs would not have been developed."
Education funding, too, is a key focus of good economic policy. Unlike some other countries Canadian governments do not support our citizens maximizing their capabilities through funding post secondary education. ``A Grade XII education no longer is adequate for an individual to be of economic value to themselves or our country``, Baxter said, ``to compete in world markets all Canadians must be encouraged and supported in maximizing their capabilities. Where public funding of post-secondary education once averaged 82% of costs, today government funds only 57%, resulting in higher, even prohibitive, tuition fees which limit student and Canada`s potential.``
These and unique policy directions in the
PC Party Prosperity Canada policies
such as a focus on trade and commerce with the 52 nations of the Commonwealth, particularly now with the United Kingdom becoming at liberty to set its own policy directions, distinguish the Progressive Canadian Party from others.

For more information, contact:
Dorian Baxter,
President of the Progressive Canadian Party
Markham-Thornhill by-election PC Party candidate
Why create an Infrastructure Bank?
Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 13:11
Sir John A's "progressive Conservative" advice to new CPC Leader PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:51
Sir John A.'s "progressive Conservative" advice to new CPC Leader
The Progressive Canadian Party

For Immediate Release – May 30, 2017

Niagara Falls, ON -
Progressive Conservative MP in the 29th Parliament Joe Hueglin and, since the passing of the Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader of the Progressive Canadian Party, offers congratulations and advice to Andrew Scheer on his becoming the new leader of the CPC.

Mr. Hueglin outlined the challenge for Mr. Scheer.  "Unite the Right" in December, 2003 was a clear failure. Conservatism is more dynamic and progressive, balancing continuity and change, than any ideological party could ever be.  After a decade and a half, it is clear that ˜Unite the Right" was about the exclusion of Progressive Conservatives and stealing Tory branding. "The challenge", Hueglin continued, "for any party calling itself "Tory" in Canada is not only to embrace "every person desirous of being called a progressive Conservative" as Sir John A. Macdonald described the Tory party in an 1854 letter (see attached), but also to embrace 21st century realities which resist dogma and ideology written in stone."

"We welcome Andrew Scheer as the new Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition and hope that he will be forward-thinking enough to join with Progressive Canadians who continue the principles of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in building an ever stronger future for Canada," Mr. Hueglin continued.

Speaking as the PC Party candidate-of-record for South Surrey-White Rock riding in B.C., Brian Marlatt stressed that, "Tory Democracy and Tory Principles, from Edmund Burke in the 18th century through Benjamin Disraeli at the time of Confederation and as Sir John A. Macdonald knew them, are today those embraced by the continuing true Tory party. And they are: strengthening our institutions as the means to balance continuity and change and maintaining both progressive social policy and fiscal responsibility in the service of all Canadians … not just of a privileged few or of populist movements pretending to be democracy.".

"Progressive Canadians are "progressive-Conservatives" who have always been about nation-building. We hope and trust that Andrew Scheer will direct his party according to these genuine Tory and conservative principles." Mr. Hueglin concluded.
For more information contact:
Joe Hueglin,
Leader, Progressive Canadian Party
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Brian Marlatt
Candidate-of-Record, South Surrey-White Rock
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Al Gullon
Chief Agent, PC Party
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Progressive Canadian Party reacts to Brexit, PC Party candidate Dorian Baxter PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:54
Progressive Canadian Party reacts to Brexit, PC Party candidate Dorian Baxter

For immediate release: March 29, 2017.

Markham-Thornhill - Progressive Canadian party president and candidate in the Markham-Thornhill by-election Rev. Dorian Baxter, an independent Anglican archbishop, speaking for Canada’s PC Party said today, “Canada must look to the opportunity in Brexit, not just to marketplace uncertainty or to see it as a breaking up of the European community.”

 “Life is a balance of continuity and change,” Baxter added.  “The UK will remain Canada’s most important trading partner in Europe after Brexit and the bridge to the Continent of greatest importance.  Common law, financial and trade practices and relationships, our parliamentary democracy and cultural ties ensure that the UK, all of it, is key to Canada and our future.  Brexit is about an unbalanced trade relationship, challenges to sovereignty and differences of legal tradition which do not exist in the Commonwealth.  Canada’s connections in all of these areas with the UK and within the Commonwealth’s 52 nations can significantly leverage Canada’s position in negotiations with Europe in CETA and with the US in NAFTA if we see and take advantage of the opportunity in front of us.”

The Commonwealth of Nations consists of 52 independent and sovereign states around the world representing a potential trading block with over $14.623 trillion GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and an estimated population in 2013 of 2.38 billion people in some of the wealthiest and poorest nations seeking opportunity in the world, according to commonly cited sources.

“I was born in Africa, in Mombasa, the second largest city after Nairobi in Kenya,” Baxter said.  “I have lived most of my life as a Canadian.  Canada’s future in the Commonwealth, our shared history, political, trade and legal traditions, the opportunity to grow and the opportunity to contribute to the world as a member of the Commonwealth seem natural to me.”

“Brexit is change, but let us focus on Canada leading the way in realizing the opportunities this change brings with it, for ourselves and everyone, rich and poor, in the Commonwealth and in the world,” he added.

The Progressive Canadian party’s leader until his passing in November was the Hon. Sinclair Stevens, a former Progressive Conservative Industry minister, business man and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society.  “I think the Honourable Sinclair Stevens, who was always excited to see the opportunity in change and a strong promoter of the Commonwealth would be the first to point to the opportunity for Canada here rather than to worry too much about uncertainty,” Baxter concluded.


For more information, contact:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , President of the Progressive Canadian Party
Markham-Thornhill by-election PC Party candidate
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:53
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