INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM - PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - FAIRNESS - RESPECT
For Maxime Bernier and the People's Party of Canada
Free of baggage, flexible and original: talking about problems the other parties have created and now won't admit.
Special interests - local, national, or international - should not control Canadian politics or shape Canadian law.
Canada's freedoms cannot be taken for granted. The most equal and tolerant society in the world, and the fairest system of laws, won't survive on hope alone.
WE ARE NOT making extravagant promises to buy votes, and then rigidly controlling MPs to vote in accordance with them.
Maxime has four core principles around which People's Party MPs can have free debates and freedom to vote: freedom, responsibility, fairness, respect.
Free discussions take guts. Some things, people are afraid to talk about. Others, they only dare to express one opinion. We believe abortion, immigration, climate fear-mongering, and other contentious topics deserve open air.
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Make cheque payable to Vancouver East - PPC Association
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P.O. Box 88562 Chinatown,
Vancouver, BC V6A 4A7
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Our party is building from the ground up to disrupt the entrenched parties. Your support is needed to renew Canadian democracy!
Maxime Bernier has served in three cabinet portfolios:
Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Small Business/
Tourism/Agriculture. Prior to politics he worked in law, banking, and finance. He’s done politics the old way and he’s ready to do politics differently, based on the principles of:
Personal Responsibility, Individual Freedom,
Fairness, and Respect
To understand my real motives, my critics should read up on “public choice theory.” Developed by James Buchanan, who won a Nobel prize for economics in 1986, it explains how interest groups hijack political debates and capture politicians, winning huge benefits in the form of subsidies, trade protection, fiscal or legal privileges and other favourable regulations. They are willing to devote enormous lobbying effort and large amounts of money to get them.
"We want smaller government because we support individual freedom and personal responsibility. We have faith in people. We have faith that they have the ability, the dignity and the right to make their own decisions and determine their own destiny."
"Today freedom has different enemies. It must be fought for in different ways. It will require different qualities of mind and heart to save it."
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”
"The other threat to the security of our tradition, I believe, lies at home. It is the current fear of radical ideas and of people who propound them. I do not agree with the extremists of either the left or the right, but I think they should be allowed to speak and to publish, both because they themselves have, and ought to have, rights, and once their rights are gone, the rights of the rest of us are hardly safe. Extremists typically want to squash not only those who disagree with them diametrically, but those who disagree with them at all. It seems to me that in every country where extremists of the left have gotten sufficiently in the saddle to squash the extremists of the right, they have ridden on to squash the center or terrorize it also. And the same goes for extremists of the right. I do not want that to happen in our country."
"It's not hate to defend your rights and it's not hate to speak the truth."
“I happen to be a big fan of Western civilization; I think it beats the hell out of tyranny and starvation.”
"Outrage is a poison YOU’RE drinking, hoping the other person gets sick."