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PCP Platform

The Progressive Canadian Party has seven visions for Canada. It is part of our Prosperity Canada Programme. It is our individual duty as progressive-conservatives, as members and supporters of the P.C.Party to communicate to our fellow citizens what we stand for and why their vote is so vital for the future.

  1. FACILITATING POST SECONDARY EDUCATION:
    • We believe knowledge in the modern world is paramount.
    • Free education should be extended to Canadians to allow them to complete their education at the university, college or trade school level.
    • Why should we assume after grade 12 our citizens should pay to be educated? Subject to maintaining satisfactory grades each Canadian should be entitled as a right to 16 years of free education not 12.
  2. REALIZING GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES:
    • In the world of to-day Canada must identify our growth opportunities throughout the Commonwealth of Nations.
    • While our main trading partner, the U.S.A. has overconsumed the bulk of the nations in the Commonwealth are underdeveloped.
    • We have an opportunity to extend our trading, investment and services to our cousins in these lands who want to increase their prosperity.
  3. HARNESSING RENEWABLE RESOURCES:
    • There is a growing awareness that the worlds present energy resources are finite.
    • This is the opportune time to fiscally forge what is needed in the form of renewable energy infrastructures.
    • With the second largest land mass in the world Canada can and should become a leading producer, exporter and consumer of wind, solar, thermal and tidal renewable energy.
  4. MEETING DIFFERING NEEDS:
    • A strong united Canada is fundamental but within our country there are diverse communities that require differing approaches to realize their economic potentials.
    • One example is Hamilton, an urban community which has had heavy industry as its base. The city is in transition. We believe its future could include restructuring of their industry . . . of their factories . . . into the production of renewable energy infrastructure products which are in short supply throughout the world.
  5. SERVING THE WORLD:
    • Canada spanning east and west and north gives us the opportunity to revitalize Atlantic Canada so that in world trade it can become the hub for Eastern North America including the U.S.A.’s Atlantic coast areas.
    • Likewise on the Pacific Coast British Columbia can become a gateway for Asian world trade into North America.
    • Hudson’s Bay and our Arctic areas are begging to serve the world with the export of more oil, natural gas and diamonds. Working with our Arctic citizens we can facilitate that.
  6. ALLYING FOR PEACE AND STABILITY:
    • Rather than attempting the impossible in Afghanistan, with over 100 of our soldiers dying there, we should reach out to our Commonwealth cousins – India and Pakistan and forge with them an alliance to bring peace and stability to that troubled region. An immediate benefit to Canada and the world would be the ending of their production of 93% of the world’s supply of opium that results in Canadians dying in the hundreds every year from the use of that drug.
  7. BRINGING NEW HOPE:
    • Canada has been a major contributor to relieving the plight of millions of the world’s citizens who live in some of the poorest areas on earth. We have never contributed, however, to the full extent of our commitment to the world, namely .07% of our annual Gross Domestic Product per year.
    • It is possible through public and private co-operation to bring new hope to our fellow Commonwealth and Francophony citizens and in doing so meet our promise.
    • There is a particular opportunity in this area to work with South Africa and other Commonwealth and Francophony nations to bring new hope to the citizens of their continent.

About PCP

The Progressive Canadian (PC) Party was officially registered with Elections Canada on May 29, 2004 by those devoted to continuing the progressive philosophy in Canadian politics. It is based on “a disposition to preserve” what is good in the existing order, combined with “an ability to improve.”

We provide a political home for those who are comfortable with this balanced approach for dealing with issues. We neither hold fast to the too often idealized benefits of past actions nor rush full tilt into implementing untested theories. Our approach aims to consider all available options for present and future problem solving and action.

Proud of the history, philosophy and actions that define Progressive Canadians, we continue with a constitution that is Progressive and Canadian. A constitution, that places decision making power in the Riding Associations and their representatives.

Politics is The Game of Games for its outcome shapes not only many aspects of everyday life but world affairs as well. Too few Canadians actively participate in the political life of our country. You are invited to join a party in which the role of participants is to work in the best interest of the country and not in the sole interest of the party.

Those who went before us built a nation linked by a railway that united us from sea to sea. Preserving this nation of ours through a vision of what Canada can be is our task in this generation.

The purpose of the Progressive Canadian (PC) Party is conserving what is good in our society, while improving our collective well – being through implementing positive change.

The following principles are extracted and simplified from the Progressive Canadian Party Constitution:

Democratic/Political/Legal

  • In a sovereign and united Canada;
  • In a federal system of government with strong provincial and territorial governments;
  • In the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Parliamentary Institutions;
  • In our constitutional monarchy;
  • In the Rule of Law;

Economic

That prosperity and well-being come from:

  • Free enterprise in a competitive economy;
  • Freedom to enjoy prosperity to the greatest possible extent;
  • The right to own property
  • That government must be fiscally prudent and should be limited in areas of responsibility;
  • That individuals have a responsibility to provide for themselves and their dependants, but that government must always respond to those who require assistance and compassion;
  • A climate where individual initiative is rewarded, excellence is pursued, security and privacy of the individual is provided

Environment

  • That Canada must protect our environment

International

  • That Canada must meet its international obligations

Honesty/Integrity

  • That government, and those who represent Canadians, must be ethical and honest

PCP FAQ’s

The PC Party, the Progressive Canadian Party, exists as a registered national political party.

Our aim for it is to fill “the space on the political spectrum, where most Canadians are.

Presently there is a void to be filled, that of presenting Canadians positive directions offering them and theirs a better future.

Progressive Canadian philosophy is based on the assumption that the world is an imperfect place and that humanity is imperfect as well. For that reason our understanding of the world is imperfect and we are constantly required to adapt our beliefs to a changing world and a changing understanding of that world.

Since our understanding of the world is imperfect we use philosophical principles as guides for the directions we will take, not as absolutes. Our directions are based on practical rather than theoretical principles. These principles include but are not limited to the following:

  • A belief in a strong and effective government but one that is limited from the exercise of absolute power by countervailing institutions: provinces, municipalities, trade unions, environmental groups, the press, churches, trade organizations, and other non-governmental organizations.
  • A belief in order that goes beyond law and order to social order. A role of government is to place restrictions on the selfish in order to protect the weaker elements in society against the excesses of the private greed to ensure that society remains open for all to achieve self-reliance.
  • A rejection of doctrinaire principles because a political party has a national unifying role to play. Doctrinaire principles inhibit consensus building and create irreconcilable differences.
  • A belief that the role of a national political party is to resolve conflicts between regions and between Canadians in different walks of life. It is not the role of government to intentionally create winners and losers in society.
  • A belief that some agreement is necessary among political parties in order to create an effective and stable democracy. This includes fair and consistent rules for all political parties irrespective of size.
  • A belief that the role of a national party is to attempt to pull the country together not divide it: to achieve a consensus, resolve conflicts, strengthen the fabric of society, and work towards a feeling of harmony in the country.
  • A belief that a political party should serve the whole country and all the people, not simply part of the country and certain categories of people.
  • The belief that the concept of order includes security for all the people including the less fortunate.
  • A belief in a healthy economy which includes concern for the effects of economic activity upon: the environment, living conditions, the countryside, the cities, the country as a whole, justice and fairness, self-fulfillment of the individual and the overall quality of life.
  • A belief in a stable, but not static, order with price stability, high levels of employment, and equitable distribution of income.

PCP Information

Short-form Name: PC Party

Party Leader: The Hon. Sinclair M. Stevens

National Headquarters:
Suite 200, 730 Davis Drive
Newmarket ON L3Y 2R4
Tel: 905-853-8949
Fax: 905-853-7214
Web site: www.pcparty.org

Eligible: 2004-03-26

Registered: 2004-05-29

Chief Agent: Macdonald-Cartier PC Fund
c/o The Hon. Sinclair M. Stevens, Chairman
Suite 200, 730 Davis Drive
Newmarket ON L3Y 2R4
Tel: 905-853-8949
Fax: 905-853-7214

Auditor: Chim & Seto, LLP, CA
c/o Mr. Ben Seto, FCA
902–3100 Steeles Avenue East
Markham ON L3R 8T3
Tel: 905-513-7773
Fax: 905-513-7775

 


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