Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Canadian National Congress!

The Canadian National Congress is a newly formed federal political party that was conceived in September 2016 and is based in the Durham Region of Southern Ontario. Its formation was the result of what are widely considered to be the misguided direction and policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government. Our formation was also influenced by the recent change of direction and position of the Conservative Party of Canada as evidenced by the current leadership contest.

The Canadian National Congress is a political party representing the people of Canada who are concerned that their will is being ignored by our dominant polictical parties, the Liberals and Conservatives. The Canadian National Congress is committed to Canadian sovereignty, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Government of the people by the people for the people.

The Canadian National Congress will achieve this mandate by adopting the policies and positions that are derived from what we believe to be the best of the political "left" and "right" with the end result being a sensible and cohesive framework to see Canada into the future!

Although our website is currently under construction, we have provided a brief overview of what we believe to be the main challenges that Canadians are facing. More detail along with our proposed solutions for these challenges, along with other areas of government are available in our guidelines document "The Need For Change", which can be downloaded below. Please note that this document is updated often as we continue to consult with Canadians and expand our various policy positions.

We invite you to register with us so that we can keep you informed of our progress and also help to put you in touch with like minded people in your area!

Our Vision for Canada

The vision of the Canadian National Congress is to return government to being a servant of the people, not its master. Government must empower and enable while being an instrument for the people and it should never become an obstacle.

We envision a Canada whereby government:

  • accepts the fact that we are Canadians first
  • accepts the fact that Canada is a sovereign nation state with inherent freedoms and liberties
  • accepts the fact that Canada has a rich and vibrant culture that is original and uniquely Canadian
  • always acts in the best interests of all Canadians in every province/territory
  • always tackles issues head on with reasoned purpose and singular conviction.
  • returns the power to the people concerning matters of social conscience and morality
  • return to the ideals where people are accountable for their actions
  • return to the ideals where a difference of opinion isn’t considered a hate crime, but a chance to learn from the perspective of others.
  • return to the ideals where groups of people aren’t special or have additional rights and privilege over someone else.
  • return to the ideals where the meaning of equality is "equality of opportunity" and not "equality of results"

To achieve our vision a marked change of how government works today will be required. Specifically, the current paradigm must be shifted from the singular, whereby the citizens only real interaction with the democratic process is on voting day, to a duality whereby the citizens not only interact on voting day but also directly interact on matters that are deemed to be part of the social fabric.

This duality could be described as two foundational pillars which support all government actions. The first would be government by policy and the second would be government by society.

Our General Positions

The following section outlines the general positions of the Canadian National Congress on several topics. It is important to note that these statements are turned into specific policies, but should give the reader a general overview of where we stand on various issues.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Science agrees that the climate is changing but the cause of that change has no consensus. Politicians, special interest groups and the media are making this issue even more confusing and are drowning out the science for selfish reasons. Until the science can take its place above the confusion it is impractical and potentially destructive to enact any policy, especially one based around taxation.

DEFENCE

The need to defend our country is arguably one of the most important roles a government has. This not only includes in time of war, but also in time of peace. Canada must be able to defend its borders and airspace on its own without being reliant on others.

ECONOMY & FISCAL RESPONSBILITY

The economy is the driving force of any country and its overall health along with fiscal responsibility is paramount. The government must ensure that inflationary pressures because of debt/interest or the meaningless dilution of the money supply doesn't happen. Deficit financing should only be used for capital projects for renewal or expansion and must be paid off before the next project. Tax dollars must be spent at home first to solve our challenges before leaving the country. Governments must also return to borrowing money from a national central bank without interest.

ELECTORAL REFORM

We support electoral reform whereby government is chosen based on a clear representation of the people across the country and is never controlled by a pure popular vote for to do this, would aggregate all the political power to regions of the highest population density and would only serve the interests of those regions. This is the exact problem we have today with so many people wanting to leave and the systemic failure of governments to enact policies that are truly reflective of the people.

ENVIRONMENT

The environment is perhaps the most important aspect of our lives in the coming decades. There are many laws on the books to protect the environment but they are not being enforced. Protecting the environment starts with enforcing those laws and aggressively prosecuting those who break those laws. We also must continue with developing sources of renewal energy that is cost effective and meaningful.

FOREIGN AID

Foreign aid must be limited to events of natural disaster and the impacts of true war/genocide and this aid must be in the context of whether Canada can afford it and will that aid truly help those it was intended to help.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Freedom of speech is a foundational element of a free and just society. Although we believe that free speech has boundaries we also believe that those boundaries must be very wide. If people get offended because they don’t agree with what someone else has said, all that means is that there is a difference of opinion – nothing more. Therefore, the boundaries of free speech must be defined as:

"speech that seeks to subjugate or call for the physical harm of a person or group of people.

Citing facts on a given topic, is never to be considered hate speech or racism or any other form of derogatory name – facts are facts and must never be ascribed an emotion. If the facts of a situation are offensive to some people, then perhaps those people should reflect on their position.

GUN CONTROL

Canada's existing gun laws are more than adequate and there is no requirement to strengthen them. In fact, there is a case to be made to loosen some of the laws around transporting restricted weapons from the home to the gun range and their use on private property. However, we certainly support the aggressive background checks that are in place.

IMMIGRATION

Immigration must represent value to Canada and its people and mass immigration does not meet that criteria. People seeking to come to Canada must already speak at least English, be financially stable and possess specific skills and/or knowledge that Canada needs to grow and succeed.

NATIONAL AND DEMOCRATIC CHANGES

Any changes to our national symbols and institutions must be put the people via referenda.

PROPERTY RIGHTS

While there are no specific property rights in Canada, we advocate that the applicable statutes in our Constitution and legal system be made to bestow property rights, including the right to defend property for all Canadians.

RELIGION

Freedom of religion is a basic human right and while it must be protected it must also operate within the confines of the established social and behavioural norms of Canada. While everyone is free to practice any lawful religion in Canada, once a person leaves their home or place of worship, they are a Canadian citizen first and are bound to Canada’s legal system and its social and behavioral norms.

SOCIAL ISSUES

The people of Canada hold dominion over social matters. The government can never hold any moral authority over what the social values should be for the people. The people must decide how they want and expect the social fabric of Canada to evolve and grow.

TAXATION

Taxation is an inevitable function of government and is meant to service the needs of the people. However, the system of taxation must represent real value and never be punitive. Taxation must be broken down into two broad categories of general and specific. Each tax in a group must only be used for that purpose. For instance, the revenue that is generated by taxes that are introduced for specific purposes such as healthcare or road maintenance must only be used for those purposes and must never make their way into general revenue. This is the only way that the people can gain the value from the taxes that they pay.

UNITED NATIONS

While the United Nations was founded with a noble purpose, in recent times we feel it has lost its way and no longer serves the interests of Canada. Thus, we believe Canada’s role in the UN must diminish over time. Further, we would advocate for the creation of a North American version of the UN where Canada, The United States and Mexico could jointly collaborate on the issues impacting the people of North America.

Canada's Domestic Challenges

Canada is a great country! There is no other way of saying it. Canadian culture is rich, vibrant and firmly rooted in all aspects of personal freedoms and liberties. During its long history, Canada has garnered an impressive reputation for being a sensible nation that offers it citizens opportunity, freedom and a unique sense of community and purpose. This reputation has been earned by successive generations of hardworking Canadians that have made our country what it is today.

To keep Canada moving forward in a way that is sustainable we must always evaluate what we are doing in context of its purpose and effect. Put another way, we need to fix things that are broken and change other areas that no longer serve the interests of the country and its people. Sometimes the problem or issue is acute and the change required is small and can be implemented easily. However, sometimes those problems are systemic and the resulting changes required can be overwhelming and disruptive.

We believe that there are many issues facing Canadians today and most of those issues will have a specific and profound impact on their daily lives. Opinions vary as to the root cause, but what doesn’t vary is the belief that these systems and policies must be corrected to ensure the long term viability of Canada for future generations.

Although there are many areas of challenge, we believe the following eight represent the largest challenges that we face in Canada:

Our EconomyOur EnvironmentOur Aging PopulationOur Social Fabric
Our YouthOur Ability to SpeakOur Provincial RelationshipsOur National Apathy

None of these challenges are insurmountable if the government has courage of conviction and begins to take a longer term pragmatic view of its policies measured against what is in the best interests of the people - not government or politicians.

Our First Mandate

The following activities will constitute our first mandate to form government:

  • Repeal anything introduced by John McCallum or Maryam Monsef
  • Repeal all aspects of Bill C-16 (Gender Pronouns / Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code)
  • Repeal all aspects of Bill C-27 (Pension Benefits Standards Act)
  • Repeal the Carbon Tax (if implemented by the Liberals)
  • Enact our full policy for Veterans.
  • Enact our full policy for MP Ethics.
  • Enact our full policy for CBC Reform.
  • Enact our full policy for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Enact our full policy for Government Oversight.
  • Enact our full policy for Technology & Research.
  • Enact our full policy for Judicial Peer Review.
  • Begin public consultations on Agenda 21.
  • Begin public consultations on Canada's role in the UN.

Polling

As a means to help up identify the priorities of Canadians and to ensure we are doing what the rights things, from time to time we will have a poll on our website. The poll will typically be on a topic that important to either Canadians or to how The Canadian National Congress proceeds on certain topics.

Current Poll

With the recent realization that Patrick Brown is more Liberal than Conservative people have been suggesting that we form a provincial party in Ontario. What do you think we should do?
No, stay federal
Yes, go provincial
Do both if possible

Membership

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a member of The Canadian National Congress!

Strong membership is vital to our success and without it we will not be able to become registered as a political party and run candidates in the upcoming 2019 federal election. Joining us as a member is a way to give people the option of voting for someone other than the major parties.

What Our Members Receive

  1. A quarterly Member's Newsletter from our executive which will inform you about what's been happening in the party.
  2. Invitations to special events including Party Conferences and discounts at some functions.
  3. The ability to vote on party decisions regarding the management of the organisation.
  4. The ability to nominate as a candidate or for party executive positions.
  5. Access to our online Member's Portal and forums (when available).

Membership Costs

 SingleFamily
1 Year$15.00$35.00
3 Year$35.00$50.00
5 Year$50.00$100.00

Memberships will be available soon. Please register with us, so we can keep you updated on our progress.

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Downloads

Welcome to our download repository. Please click the link(s) of the documnets that you wish to download.

Official Government Documents

  1. 2016 - Update of Long-Term Economic and Fiscal Projections -> Download Document