Dear Mrs. Ioanonni:
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.
Thank you and good luck.
FLASHBACK: June 4, 2015
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.