The Indian Act is outdated and must be replaced with legislation based on the following:
Recognition of prior occupancy by first peoples.
Restitution, where and as appropriate.
Reconciliation leading to full participation in Canadian society for all Canadians.
The CHP is the only federal party with a policy of protecting all innocent human life from conception.
Abortion is NOT a Charter-protected right
Many recent studies have shown a link between abortion and breast cancer
Abortion should be defunded, not defended
A nation that cannot feed itself cannot survive.
The CHP would develop a national food strategy. There is no more important task for our nation than food production.
The CHP supports the institution of the Family Farm.
BANK OF CANADA
Canada currently borrows operating and investment capital from other nations and from international bankers and pays interest on the debt incurred—around $70 million every single day!
The CHP would restore the Bank of Canada to its proper function. It would create and provide Canada’s money supply and provide low-interest or interest-free loans to Provinces, crown corporations and municipalities for urgently needed infrastructure.
Current governments, through incorrect use of the Bank of Canada, have created a blight over the futures of our children as they will be forced to repay the debt plus interest.
CO2 is not pollution; it is a beneficial natural gas needed by all plants
Carbon taxes are just a tax grab
The PM cannot legally force the provinces to collect taxes
A carbon tax will do nothing for the environment; the CHP would rescind any federal carbon tax imposed by a previous government
CBC costs taxpayers $1.6 billion every year
CBC has pushed and continues to push abortion, gender confusion and assisted suicide
CBC must be defunded / privatized
Parents are the best and primary caregivers for their own children
Taxpayer-funded childcare is no substitute
Children do best in homes with both a mother and a father
The Canadian Government MUST protect Canadian citizens
Canada's border MUST be respected and entry must be restricted to those
coming in legally through official ports of entry
All immigrants MUST demonstrate their loyalty to Canada and to Canadian values
ONLY Canadian citizens should be allowed to vote or hold office
CPP AND OAS - CANADA PENSION PLAN AND OLD AGE SECURITY
The CPP (Canada Pension Plan) is inadequate for meeting the needs of Canada’s seniors, even when combined with the Old Age pension
The CHP would introduce the PISA (Personal Income Security Account) to give Canadians control over their own employment pension funds
Contributions would be made by both the employer and employee to each employee’s individual account as is now done for the CPP.
Old Age Security pension would remain in effect
DEBT AND DEFICIT
National debt is over $690 billion
Interest on the national debt costs taxpayers approximately $70 million EVERY SINGLE DAY
We MUST stop stealing our children’s future prosperity
CHP will pay off the national debt and introduce mandatory balanced budgets
Public education is provincial jurisdiction . . . BUT
The federal government MUST protect children from harmful ideologies being imposed on children such as misguided theories such as gender fluidity, unproven CO2 / climate change, economic socialism, etc.
Parents are the first and primary educators of their own children and their right to guide their children re. morality and worldview must not be usurped by provincial education establishments
Public Education should be focused on essential career skills such as: math, science, literary skills and history
Stop giving tax-payers’ money to political parties OR distribute to ALL parties fairly
Ensure that all candidates and all parties are included in debates and taxpayer-funded media info
Review our First Past the Post electoral system and hold a referendum to allow voters to change the system
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
CHP recognizes our responsibility to steward and care for the natural environment
CHP will protect Canada’s air, soil and water from destructive contamination of man-made chemicals
CO2 is a natural beneficial gas, not a pollutant; CO2 as the cause of climate change is an unproven theory. CHP opposes all carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, carbon credits
CHP will oppose any attempt to block sunlight—“global dimming”—as has been proposed by some “geo-engineering” advocates in an effort to “cool the planet”
CHP also cares about the MORAL environment
EUTHANASIA / ASSISTED SUICIDE
Killing innocent people is always wrong; CHP would work to restore protection from assisted suicide and euthanasia
We want to kill the pain, not the patient; we support better access to palliative comfort care
Every human life has intrinsic value; there is no such thing as a life not worth living
Health care professionals need conscience protection; no Canadian should be forced to violate his or her conscience
Canada is recognized as a world leader; we must act responsibly to maintain that reputation
Let’s lead in good things: clean water, energy and justice, NOT abortion, gender confusion and debt
Canada must defend freedom around the world, beginning at home
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Second most important human right, next to the right to life
Without Freedom of Speech, we can’t defend any human rights
Use your voice and your freedom to defend your freedom; use it or lose it!
There are two biological genders: male and female
Biological gender is encoded in the chromosomes and cannot be changed by surgery or chemicals
Children must be protected from the LGBTQ “gender agenda” which ignores biological reality
Parents’ rights to guide their children’s social development must be protected from indoctrination in the school system
Taxpayers should not have to pay for “gender reassignment surgery”, hormone blockers or other attempts to artificially change an individual’s gender
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
All government expenditures should be open to public scrutiny
All government salaries over $100,000 should be listed for the public; this number to be adjusted for inflation
All politicians and high-level bureaucrats should be subject to recall for crimes in office
When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns
Violent crime is the problem, not firearms
The CHP supports the right of peaceful, law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for hunting, sport and self-defence
Canada’s healthcare system is good but can be improved
More emphasis should be placed on preventive care and alternative medicine
Big Pharma must not maintain its monopoly on treatment protocols and access to drugs
CHP would shorten waiting lists for urgent treatments by credentialing more qualified doctors and defunding elective procedures such as abortion, euthanasia, and “gender re-assignment” surgery
New hospitals must incorporate modern design features to limit the spread of infectious disease
Reduce foreign purchases of homes, businesses and farmland
Strengthen the family unit, reduce divorce and the necessity of one couple maintaining two homes
Make stay-at-home parenting more affordable
The right to life is the first human right
Freedom of Speech is the second and is essential if we are to defend any human rights
All Canadians deserve equal treatment under the law
The CHP would end frivolous “human rights” cases; taxpayers’ money should not be used to promote the agenda of special-interest groups
IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEES
Canada’s first responsibility is to citizen safety
Immigration is a privilege, not a right
Our borders must be secure; refugees must not cross our borders without permission
All refugees and future citizens must be thoroughly vetted and must declare their loyalty to Canada
Radical Islam has proven to be a threat to Western democracy
Sharia Law is incompatible with Canada’s culture and heritage and with Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms
CHP rejects Islamic cultural practices such as “honour-killings”, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), forced marriages, forced conversion and inhumane animal slaughter (Halal slaughter)
Israel occupies a unique place in history and in current world affairs
Israel stands alone in the Middle East as a democratic nation, surrounded by hostile nations
CHP Canada stands with Israel and supports her right to exist and to defend herself
In the constitutional division of powers, courts and judges were NOT given the authority to write laws, only to apply and enforce the law AS IT IS WRITTEN
The courts have usurped the authority of Parliament and provincial legislatures; judicial activism has resulted in abortion-on-demand, same-sex marriage and assisted suicide
The courts have misused their power to limit free speech, a Charter Right which they should be protecting
The CHP would use Section 33 of the Charter (the Notwithstanding Clause) to protect freedom of speech and Canada’s moral foundations
Canadians deserve a justice system designed to protect their lives and property
All Canadians deserve equal treatment under the law
Justice delayed is justice denied; it is essential that justice be applied as quickly as possible to save costs and to deter wrongdoing
CHP’s justice platform stands on two pillars: Restitution and Public Safety
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
Work is a good thing; people are happiest when they are working and contributing to society
Equal pay for equal work
No mandated affirmative action; ie. No hiring quotas
Essential services should never be at risk due to strikes or lockouts
MARIJUANA AND OTHER DRUGS
Marijuana is a gateway drug, impairs judgment and contributes to traffic fatalities
Pregnant mothers pass THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) to their pre-born children
CHP would eliminate “drug injection sites” and re-criminalize the possession and sale of recreational marijuana
Marriage—the exclusive union of one man and one woman—is the most basic of human relationships and the foundational building block of society
The marriage commitment between a husband and a wife provides the most stable environment for the raising of children
CHP would restore the legal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and would rescind government support for “same-sex marriage”
Most major media in Canada—including state-funded CBC—are biased against a Christian worldview and policies
CBC receives over $1.5 billion directly from the government annually
Justin Trudeau has given $595 million in subsidies directed only to those media outlets which support his policies, further influencing public opinion against a Christian worldview
CHP would defund or privatize CBC and would confront the issue of unfair media bias.
The extraction of minerals, precious metals and energy resources is a legitimate and vital industry, beneficial to Canada’s economy and essential for the provision of materials for manufacturing
Of course, care must be taken to protect the environment and to make efficient use of non-renewable resources.
The use of coal as an energy source should be re-evaluated in the light of new technology. Coal can again become a useful part of our mining and energy network of industries with the use of updated technology
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Canada must have armed forces capable of defending our borders and national interests.
Our armed forces must be properly trained and equipped.
Our veterans deserve our gratitude and our duty of care, especially those who have been injured and the families of veterans who have lost loved ones in service to our country.
Parents are the primary caregivers and educators of their children
Parents have the right to know what their children are being taught in school
Public schools have no mandate to teach children things that are contrary to the beliefs of their parents
The state must refrain from incursions into matters of parental jurisdiction, particularly: religious, medical, moral issues
The state must not interfere in family matters except in cases of obvious and provable child abuse.
PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Chemical pesticides and herbicides have an important role in agriculture and landscaping but more research should be done into effective, affordable and less invasive alternatives in pest control.
Some studies indicate that excessive application of certain man-made chemicals may be harmful to human, animal and soil health. These studies should be carefully assessed and compared, not dismissed simply because the conclusions are inconvenient.
All Canadians must be free to practice their religion as long as it does not harm others.
Freedom of Religion does not protect FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), “honour killings”, forced child marriages, multiple wives, etc.
Natural resources are given by God for the benefit of mankind
Human beings are stewards (caretakers) of these resources and have the responsibility to manage and preserve them for the benefit of future generations
Resources—whether renewable or non-renewable—must be harvested or extracted in a responsible manner, with a view to the future and to ensuring maximum lasting value for all Canadians
The Senate was originally created to be a chamber of “sober second thought”, not a partisan rubber-stamp for the government in power
Senators should be elected by the provinces in which they reside, not by the whim of the Prime Minister
For better representation of the provinces, an equal number of Senators should be allocated to each province, not to “regions”
Schools must not promote early childhood sexual activity or sexual behaviours known to be harmful
Basic information on biology may be taught in the higher grades but without reference to sexual orientation or gender identity ideology. Parents must be informed and/or consulted when sensitive topics are to be discussed in the classroom.
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, QUOTAS AND MARKETING BOARDS
The Supply Management system for Canadian dairy, egg and poultry producers and the marketing boards which regulate the system were designed to protect essential agricultural producers from crippling market fluctuations and unfair “dumping” of lower-cost foreign products.
Supply Management is not perfect but is essential in order to ensure Canadian producers of these products are able to continue to exist and to provide Canadians with a consistent supply of high-quality food products
CHP will review existing marketing boards on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are still meeting the needs of the producers they represent as well as Canadian consumers
Where possible, provision should be made for small-scale independent producers to serve niche markets without undermining the quota system.
Tariffs are taxes imposed on imported commodities or products, usually intended to protect domestic producers from unfair foreign competition.
Unless bound by contracts, treaties and trade agreements which they have voluntarily signed, all nations have the right to restrict imports or to apply tariffs which may have the effect of restricting imports.
For the purpose of mutual growth and cooperative enterprise, allied nations, particularly nations sharing a border, should seek to avoid unnecessary tariffs and trade restrictions between them.
Careless or punitive use of tariffs often result in trade wars which may harm producers in both countries and should be avoided if possible.
Governments must use some form of taxation to generate revenues to cover the cost of basic services.
The Income Tax—especially the Progressive Income Tax—is unfair. Your earnings are your private property. The government should not take what you earn and it should not take a bigger share when you work harder.
The CHP would replace the unfair federal income tax with a Fair Tax on purchases; this would be a flat rate applied to all purchases of finished products.
The Fair Tax would leave all citizens with more money to spend, save and invest.
Terrorism is the use of violence and fear to achieve geopolitical, military, financial or ideological ends.
Canada must stand firmly against terrorism at home and abroad.
Canadians who participate in terrorism must not be allowed to return to Canada OR they must face criminal terrorist charges. They must not be allowed to become public martyrs for their cause.
The $10 million award to Omar Khadr was an insult to our soldiers, our allies and all Canadian taxpayers.
Canadians must always be ready to care for the “deserving poor”—those in poverty through no fault of their own.
All those capable of working should be encouraged to do so; taxpayers ought not to be forced to carry the unnecessary burden of supporting those unwilling to work.
CHP Canada also strongly opposes corporate welfare: the granting of federal funds to corporations, financial institutions and global cabals.