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Imperial
09-07-2008, 05:42 PM
http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/09/07/canada-will-have-parliamentary-election-on-october-14/

So, does anybody know if we have any Paulite candidates running in Canada? I know we had many supporters there, so just wondering.

yoshimaroka
09-07-2008, 06:27 PM
The closest party to Ron Paul's line of thinking would be the Freedom Party: http://www.freedomparty.ca/htm/en/home.htm

There's is also the Libertarian Party.


However, both combined will probably garner maybe 0.02% of the popular vote.

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A little education for those in the United States:

The 4 biggest parties are the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, The Bloc Québecois and the New Democratic Party.

The Conservatives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_of_Canada)(currently elected in a minority government with 36% of the popular vote) are left of the Republicans and most closely aligned with US Neocons. They want to keep Canadian troops in Afghanistan.

The Liberals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Canada) are left of the US Democrats. They're proposing carbon taxes.

The Bloc Québecois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloc_Qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois) defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. As such, it contests elections only in constituencies in Quebec. It holds as its goal the "defence of the interests of all Québécois in Ottawa". The are left wing.

The NDP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Democratic_Party)(New Democratic Party) are the most left wing of the big 4.

The Green Party (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_of_Canada) garenered almost 5% of the popular vote in the 2006 election and are growing.

nate895
09-07-2008, 08:03 PM
Why does the Freedom Party oppose Quebec's effort to be sovereign? That would seem to go against the principles of freedom and decentralization.

yoshimaroka
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Why does the Freedom Party oppose Quebec's effort to be sovereign? That would seem to go against the principles of freedom and decentralization.

Didn't know that

nate895
09-07-2008, 11:29 PM
Didn't know that

I am not entirely certain, but on the website they attack the new finance system, saying that it even finances the Bloc Quebec, "which is trying to break our country apart" like that is a bad thing.

kill the banks
09-07-2008, 11:47 PM
canadian action party

http://canadianactionparty.ca/

kill the banks http://stoplying.ca/video/banking_and_the_Canadian_government.htm

Archie
09-08-2008, 12:39 AM
I get drunk and hold my nose and usually vote Conservative , and sometimes there are some RP types running local or provincial, usually for local provincial its about taking votes from the local extreme marxists " NDP/Liberal" party for Fed elections I tend to vote with a bloq for instance there is four of us 2-3 vote " Freedom/libertarion party " and the other 2 just vote for the smaller govt party out of the big three which is The Conservatives, If Harper was more paleo and non- intervention in forign affairs he would be a very decent leader of the country. I bet if there was a Ron Paul candidate running in the conservative partys " party nomination" I could see them getting more votes then Ron did in the states. Alot of Conservative and even a good number of liberals would vote for a Ron Paul Conservative in Canada.

ChickenHawk
09-08-2008, 01:23 AM
Why does the Freedom Party oppose Quebec's effort to be sovereign? That would seem to go against the principles of freedom and decentralization.

Just because you love freedom doesn't mean you will think it's okay to have your country torn apart by a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys. Keep in mind at least half the population does not want to separate from Canada.

yoshimaroka
09-08-2008, 12:51 PM
canadian action party

http://canadianactionparty.ca/

kill the banks http://stoplying.ca/video/banking_and_the_Canadian_government.htm

The Canadian Action Party is pretty left leaning.

nate895
09-08-2008, 01:02 PM
Just because you love freedom doesn't mean you will think it's okay to have your country torn apart by a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys. Keep in mind at least half the population does not want to separate from Canada.

If Quebec has enough people that want to leave and there is a law financing parties by how many votes they get, the party that wants to leave the nation deserves the same treatment as everyone else. Especially since the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing secession, it would be unlibertarian, and anti-constitutionalist to initiate force to stop them.

ChickenHawk
09-08-2008, 01:34 PM
If Quebec has enough people that want to leave and there is a law financing parties by how many votes they get, the party that wants to leave the nation deserves the same treatment as everyone else. Especially since the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing secession, it would be unlibertarian, and anti-constitutionalist to initiate force to stop them.

I would be willing to use force to stop secession if the majority was planing on implementing a form of government that would oppress the minority. Government force to protect people's rights is very much justified. I'm not saying that is what The Bloc wants to do, just pointing out that it's not that simple.

ClayTrainor
09-08-2008, 01:37 PM
The Canadian Action Party is defintiely where Ron Paul Canadians need to send their support.

If you want to find out more about their postions against NAFTA, the NAU, Income Tax and much more, check out the videos in this post.

http://www.stoplying.ca/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1208909223

it's pretty much 4 hours of footage, but it's very educational and EVERY canadian should watch it.

yoshimaroka
09-08-2008, 01:52 PM
The Canadian Action Party is defintiely where Ron Paul Canadians need to send their support.

If you want to find out more about their postions against NAFTA, the NAU, Income Tax and much more, check out the videos in this post.

http://www.stoplying.ca/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1208909223

it's pretty much 4 hours of footage, but it's very educational and EVERY canadian should watch it.

It's great that they're against those items you listed, but what do they want to replace them with? They're as left wing as the NDP

ClayTrainor
09-08-2008, 02:19 PM
It's great that they're against those items you listed, but what do they want to replace them with? They're as left wing as the NDP

Well to tell you the truth, i havent read all of their policy positions yet. I've only watched a couple of their presentations (about 4 hours worth) and was impressed with what i saw.

i don't expect to find "goldwater conservative" types in the canadian government as our Country does have some Liberal tendencies. For Example, our health care system. I think it would be very hard to win over canadians with Ron Pauls hardcore conservative approach, although i wish it were possible, our constitution is written a bit differently than the US.

The main issues to me are NAU, 911, and Foreign intervention. They are right on par with me in terms of those issues.

Could you elaborate on what makes them pretty hardcore liberal?