I would like you to know that, as a lifelong PC / Reform / Alliance / Conservative voter (I once lived in Burnaby Kingsway; I never had the opportunity to vote for Svend Robinson, however I would have done so regardless of politics because he was an excellent MP and activist for his constituents), I will be voting for you this time. You can also count on the support of my wife, Melissa, as well.
I wrote your leader, Mr. Mulcair, a letter on June 1, 2015. I reproduced this letter on my humble blog effort, LettersToTheBeast.com. This message will also end up on my blog.
The gist of this letter is to that I will support your party in this election, but Mr. Mulcair, and an equally capable finance minister, need to restrain the far-left agenda types that may also find themselves elected. In short, your party will need a clone of Paul Martin. Andrew Thomson, should he be elected, would be acceptable.
If your party surprises right-leaning Canadians by governing responsibly not going overboard with crazy promises, I will be happy to vote for you again.
Should Mr. Mulcair become prime minister, I would expect his first act of office to be to introduce legislation to repeal not only bill C-51, but C-38 and all the other draconian legislation Mr. Nicholson, as well as Messrs. Toews and MacKay have stickhandled through parliament in the guise of “omnibus bills.”
It goes without saying that I would also expect you, personally, to be accessible as our member of parliament. I’m not saying I expect you to invite your constituents to drop over and chat in your back yard as our previous M.P. Gary Pilletteri did (though it would be a nice gesture). But I would expect you to hold regular public meetings, to answer your mail, return phone calls and meet with your constituents in your office. Mr. Nicholson has been in hiding for a decade and it is beyond me how he continued being elected term after term.
I have sent your office a small donation (for myself and my wife) and I will undertake to send more in over the course of the election as my finances permit.
Not to end on an unpleasant point, but should you be elected (and I hope you are), and your party attains power, I can promise you will never here the end of me if Mr. Mulcair goes Bob Rae in a hurry.
Canadian conservatives: Electing an NDP government is the only way to preserve and regain our freedoms; including the freedom to rebuild the Conservative Party
June 1, 2015
Mr. Thomas Mulcair, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Mulcair:
I am writing to first congratulate your party on your provincial colleagues’ win in Alberta last month. I am also writing to tell you that, as a conservative, I will be taking a huge chance and voting for your party federally in the next general election. Clearly the good people of Alberta feel as I do.
I am hopeful that your party can find a candidate here in Niagara Falls that can pull off a win as impressive as Wayne Gates did in the past provincial general election and by-election.
Yours was the only party who opposed the “anti-terrorism” legislation, bill C-51. And you, personally, were the only politician in the country who had the courage to point out certain questions with regards to the purported death of USAma bin-Laden.
While I realize an NDP government would have certain loyalties and agendas to implement, I would ask that a Mulcair administration:
End Canadian participation in the U.S. War of Terror and “war on drugs.”
Repeal all Harper regime legislation which seeks to implement a police state
Restore constitutional freedoms
End unconditional support for the government of israel, stop all foreign aid to that government and cease enabling its war crimes
introduce legislation to elect senators in the long term. And in the short term, do not appoint any senators under the age of 70.
Pardon all Canadians convicted of victimless (i.e. drug possession) crimes, and release those currently caged.
Repeal Canada – U.S. – “border security” arrangements which seek to allow U.S. Police agents to operate and be armed in our country.
Eliminate the parliamentary “pension plan” for current members of parliament and investigate repudiating past obligations.
Order the RCMP to open an impartial investigation into criminal code offenses and War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity offenses committed by members of the Harper regime and appoint a special prosecutor.
To be clear, I oppose many of the policies of the NDP. As a resident of Ontario throughout the Bob Rae government of the 1990s, you can understand why. I abhor big government, even bigger taxation, a cradle-to-grave nanny-state and gun-grabbing. I am under no illusion that you and I will see eye-to-eye on those matters. However, even Bob Rae surprised us. Unfortunately, it was too late by then.
I am certain, however, that if you want to implement your socialist agenda, you have to give Canadians the tools make the money in order to pay the taxes to do so. First and foremost, we need the banksters thrown off of parliament hill. We need the Bank of Canada – if not abolished – to at least work for Canadians. We can accomplish that by ordering the Bank to return to its original purpose of issuing credit to the government of Canada at zero interest. And issuing our public currency at no cost. As it stands now, every “dollar” issued by the Bank of Canada is a loan at interest.
We can also agree that paying interest on debt is a waste of money that could better be used for good of Canadians. Paul Martin had us on the road to paying off our debt. Our country needs to be debt-free while it is still mathematically possible. Canadians need to understand that banks thrive on debt – both consumer and public. Nothing will bring the banksters to heel quite like becoming debt-free. Just make sure you are wearing your Kevlar underpants because the Rothschilds and the “federal” “reserve” won’t be happy with you (see Iraq, Libya, Iran and Syria for examples of their displeasure).
We need a government that will repudiate past governments’ one-way trade deals, particularly with China and Mexico. Allowing corporations to move their factories to third-world countries with no environmental, labour or wage legislation and then ship their goods back here tariff-free makes absolutely no sense. It is a simple matter to re-instate countervailing duties. Governments – both Conservative and Liberal – had such policies in place for over a century prior to NAFTA. If the Trans-Pacific Partnership is implemented in Canada by the Harper regime, I would expect your government to repudiate and repeal it, in its entirety.
If your future government is willing to restore our constitutional freedoms and do what is necessary to bring good-paying manufacturing jobs back to Canada, even if it means displeasing Wall Street, and if your government does not succumb to the temptation of going overboard with socialism, I believe you can count on the support of millions of conservative Canadians.
Canadians have never opposed paying a reasonable level of taxation. However, we expect something in return. We want good roads, good schools, hospitals, fire departments, police as servants of the people, our neighbours taken care of in times of need. On the other hand, using our hard-earned tax money to fund a state spy grid, government corruption, Wall Street, the City of London, foreign aid to third-world despots, sending our military around the world to make the world safe for U.S. Dollar hegemony, and funding israeli government war crimes are NOT a wise use of our money. Or the lives of our young people, for that matter.
I am a conservative. And I am a union member. And I am willing to give your party a chance. This once.
In closing, should you be chosen by the people of Canada to be Prime Minister this Fall, I would expect you to lay down the law with your future caucus: If any member is found to be working for a foreign influence (i.e. a foreign government – even israel -, a globalist organization such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission or Bilderberg, or a bank or corporation) he or she will be expelled from caucus and your party. Mr. Mulcair, Libby Davies was right. And you were wrong.
P.S.: Please, sir. Don’t stab us in the back like Obama did to his supporters.
(I can’t flippin’ believe Tom Long is still allowed on P.C. property. Eves. Tory. Now Hudak. How many chances does this guy get to screw things up?)
August 16, 2013
Mr. Randy Hiller, M.P.P.
Room 207, North Wing
Main Legislative Building
Dear Mr. Hiller:
To put it succinctly, as a former P.C. Ontario party member, I’m asking you to take the bull by the horns and put an end to this nonsense.
I voted for my local P.C. candidate in whatever part of the province I happened to reside from 1990 through 2011. When I lived in Orangeville, I voted for Ernie Eves and John Tory. In the 2011 election, I decided I had enough. I voted for a young man running under the Libertarian banner here in Niagara Falls.
If your party ever wishes to have my vote again, it will field an acceptable leader and an acceptable local candidate. Last election, it did neither. By acceptable local candidate, I would exclude anybody who is a lawyer or an accountant. And by acceptable leader, I mean you.
Tim Hudak has proved himself to be even more incompetent than John Tory. And after the 2007 election, I wouldn’t have thought it possible. Hudak managed to lose to a known pathological liar. The people of Ontario cannot afford another four years of the Liberal Party. Premiers Wynne and McGuinty make Bob Rae look like Mike Harris in comparison.
According to Elections Ontario, voter turnout in 1995 was 63% and dropped to 58% in 1999. It has continued to drop through the 2003 and 2007 elections. In 2011, it was a whopping 48%. It is not unreasonable to suggest that conservative voters stayed home rather than hold their noses and vote for a party led by Eves, Tory and Hudak. Had my choices only been P.C., Liberal or N.D.P. in the last election, I would have stayed home as well. Unfortunately, most people have become convinced that if they vote for a “fringe” party, they are throwing their vote away.
There has to be an intervention with Tim Hudak as well as Tom Long, Leslie Noble and whoever else is in his entourage (it wouldn’t surprise me to find Jamie Watt hanging on as well). It has to be made clear to Hudak he won’t be around to lead the next election. And his hangers-on have to understand they’ve had a good run since the Harris days, but it’s time for them to go as well.
This has nothing to do with rules or procedures. The party made a mistake and it must correct it as soon as possible. In 1983, Joe Clark realized that, even though he won a clear majority of his leadership review, he could not win the next election. Not that I’m suggesting that Brian Mulroney was a particularly good choice, either. But Mulroney did deliver a crushing landslide in 1984.
Mr. Hiller, you have considerable street cred amongst libertarian conservatives such as myself. I was impressed with your grand jury legislation. My only criticism is that it doesn’t go far enough. Should you ever be premier, or at least in a position of power, returning a citizen grand jury (one that is free from interference from politicians, judges and prosecutors) would be a major blow for freedom for Ontarians.
I hope the London convention will change the name of the party to the Conservative Party. Of course, I also hope the new Conservative Party actually governs under conservative principles which, unfortunately, are absent from the federal party.
Should you find yourself in a leadership position in the P.C. Party, I would be delighted to purchase a new membership. However, if my alternative is joining other conservatives and withholding my support, I am willing to sacrifice yet another Liberal term if that is what it takes to rebuild this party.
June 13, 2014 (original incorrectly dated at January 13)
Mr. Justin Trudeau, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Trudeau:
As a conservative-minded Canadian and former Conservative voter, I am writing to appeal to you and your party to get your (crap) together before the next election.
Here in Niagara Falls, we have a patriotic duty to our country to make sure our current member of parliament, Rob Nicholson, is not re-elected. He is a proponent of the police state and for that he needs to go. He should have been defeated in 2011. Unfortunately, your party chose to field an ineffective, incompetent candidate.
I would like to share with you a sampling of the intellectual heavyweight your provincial cousins chose to offer us, based on his purportedly self-written profile in the Niagara Falls Review newspaper of June 11, 2014:
Why I’m running/key issues: The focus of Lionel’s (sic) campaign has three elements: jobs, transportation and health care. I believes (sic) that I can bring jobs to Niagara, to reinvigorate and revive Niagara’s failing industrial sector. I am committed to bringing regular GO Transit service to Niagara so that Niagara will be connected to the rest of the province. I believes (sic) that all people of Niagara have a fundamental entitlement to quality accessible health care and that a hospital must be built sooner, rather than later, to address the needs of southern Niagara’s citizens.
—Lionel Tupman, age 26, lawyer
Mr. Tupman came in third place, 17,000 votes behind NDP incumbent Wayne Gates. Voters probably did this rich kid from Niagara-on-the-Lake a favour because on the first day of his campaign, he vowed to sue someone who had created a fake twitter account. If the boy doesn’t understand that dirty tricks and people saying mean things about you go hand-in-hand with politics, then the provincial riding association really screwed up with this one.
If your party expects my vote in the next federal election, you will field a candidate who will serve as a credible, engaging representative of the people. Hopefully somebody high-profile. Sticking us with whatever parasitic lawyer who is able to win the nomination will not cut it with me.
If the Liberal Party isn’t identifying ridings with current Conservative cabinet ministers and making those a high priority, then you are not doing your job as leader. In the case of Niagara Falls, it’s not just a matter of getting a winning candidate. It’s a national emergency. We have a member of parliament and cabinet minister who is an open opponent of the constitution. He advocates unlimited powers for police, supports the U.S. War of Terror, and is accelerating the policy of imprisoning Canadians for victimless offenses.
The only circumstances under which I would vote for your party is if both its leader and its party advocated a platform of a constitutional restoration, and a return to the fiscal sanity that Mr. Martin provided. I often express my regret for not voting (or at least supporting) your party when Paul Martin was leader and finance minister. He was the closest thing our country got to a true conservative leader.
You will also need to repudiate the policy of one-way free trade deals espoused by Messrs. Chretien and Martin. There are only two ways manufacturing will return and thus the depression will end: a) impose countervailing duties on goods manufactured by slaves with no labour, wage or environmental regulations or; b) Canadians must be willing to work for 25 cents per hour, 12 hours per day, seven days per week in factories with suicide nets. If Ontarians thought “b” was practical, Mr. Hudak would have won by a landslide last night.
While I could be persuaded to vote Liberal in the next federal election if that is what it takes to remove my current M.P. from office, if your party were to abandon its policies of gun-grabbing, blind obedience to Israel and implementing “carbon taxes” in the name of propagating the global warming hoax, I would gladly become a member as well.
For now, I am content to accept baby steps. End the “war on drugs” (and I don’t even smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol, by the way), stop supporting the War of Terror, and reign in the police state. That, and cut spending and reduce taxes.
Up until 2004, we had an excellent Member of Parliament here in Niagara Falls: Gary Pilleteri. Mr. Pilleteri was a throwback to the way M.P.s used to be. And should be now. When he wasn’t in Ottawa, he could be found at his winery in Niagara on the Lake. Occasionally, I used to drop by and chat with him in his back yard. If it wasn’t for the fact that the man is pushing 80, I would drop by his winery and plead with him to run again. Did I happen to mention that I am a conservative?
Who is Rob Nicholson? Other than on television or in my mailbox, I have never seen his face. I have never seen him while walking down the street, or riding the city bus, or shopping. And he sure hasn’t invited me to join him in his back yard. For the years I have lived here, I can’t remember him even holding a public event (“town hall meeting” or something along those lines.
He is completely ineffective as a member of parliament. And the fault is partially your parties for consistently failing to offer up a credible candidate.
It is called the House of Commons for a reason: the house of the common people. Not a club for lawyers and accountants. We need more people with real jobs and real life experience in Ottawa. I will never vote for a lawyer or an accountant because they are only there to perpetuate job security for their respective occupations.
Mr. Trudeau, this is our last chance to push back against fascism. As leader of the Liberal Party, you need to put the interests of Canadians ahead of your party if you care about the future of your children.
We can’t afford to fool around in the upcoming election. As the Harper Regime becomes more tyrannical and more fascist, this may be our last chance.
I am writing again to respectfully request your immediate resignation. Or at least your assurance that, like many of your colleagues, you will not seek re-election.
As a conservative, I find the policies of the Harper Regime, and yours personally, to be abhorrent.
Your regime has increased our national debt by over $200-billion. Your regime brought back structural deficits which should have been a distant memory after Paul Martin left office. Worse than that, you have implemented an incremental police state under the guise of “bullying” and “child pornography.” Your regime has been an active participant in the fraudulent U.S. War of Terror and has attempt to deceive Canadians with false flags. You have been a cheerleader for war crimes and apartheid in the middle east and presumed to do so in my name.
As last night’s provincial election results showed, Ontarians are in no mood for corporate fascism. It is beyond belief that despite the corruption, incompetence, mismanagement and outright criminality of the provincial Liberal government, voters still found that to be a better alternative than the “Conservative” candidate offered us.
For the past two years, I have been calling on the provincial P.C. Party to replace Hudak with a qualified leader. My own preference would have been Mr. Hillier. Since the P.C. leadership chose to put the interests of its own executives (including its leader) above the best interests of the party and the province, a fascist from Wal-Mart was allowed to lead the party to disaster.
I would appeal to the Conservative Party of Canada to avoid a similar fate. The only way your Regime has a hope of being legitimately re-elected is for yourself and all of your cabinet colleagues, as well as Mr. Harper himself, to resign. Your party (and formerly my party as well) must then call an emergency convention and elect a new leader who can ditch the Harper baggage and begin engaging with Canadians.
As a lifelong conservative voter (excepting the past five years, in which I have voted independent), I cannot and will not vote for you or your regime. There is currently nothing conservative about the Conservative Party.
A decade after the fact, I very much regret: a) the fact that Paul Martin could not be elected with a majority government and; b) not voting for a Martin-led Liberal candidate. The Chretien / Martin Liberals were the only government that came close to giving me what I was looking for in a Conservative government. Unfortunately, I just didn’t know it at the time.
Should you choose to run in the next election, I can only hope, for the constitutional safety of the entire country, that the Liberal Party is capable of finding someone more capable than a rich-kid lawyer from Niagara-on-the-Lake to run against you.
P.S.: To answer your latest survey: “Who’s (sic) on the right track to support jobs, growth and long-term prosperity?” My answer: NONE OF THE ABOVE. When you repudiate the one-way trade deals with China, bring back countervailing duties and the factories re-open, get back to me. Until then, I don’t want to hear from you or anyone else. The current economic model is a fantasy.