is a crucial time in Canadian and world history. Canada is in real danger
of disappearing as an independent country as the influence of corporate
globalization continues to expand. The situation is so serious that I
believe the time has come to reassess our political strategy.
During the last election, it became obvious that there was a vacuum in
Canadian politics. Voters were looking for an alternative to the Liberal
government -- but no party met the test. The Alliance showed initial strength,
but petered out when its policies and new leader became better known. None
of the other parties were ever in contention.
So the election ended with a widespread desire for a re-shuffling of the
political deck. The most visible effort in this direction was a to-date-unsuccessful
campaign to "unite the right" through a marriage of the Alliance
and the PCs. This is being masterminded by the parties' corporate donors
who want an alternative to the Liberals that is also firmly committed to "free" trade
and globalization. However, this scenario is not very attractive to most
voters. They are tired of being dominated by corporate and international
interests to the detriment of Canadian independence and citizens' interests.
Canada really needs a progressive, broad-based party which is pro-Canada
and people oriented.
With this reality in mind, the executive of the Canadian Action Party has
adopted a dual strategy. The resolution reads:
a. that we form riding associations, recruit members, propagate our views,
and raise money in order to increase our clout on the political landscape;
b. that we network with other activists to build a united front to fight
the issues that are important to us; that we use this opportunity to broaden
the range of understanding of these fundamental issues; and that we encourage
the formation of one amalgamated new party, committed to fight against
globalization and for monetary reform, with the potential of becoming the "Prince
in Waiting" and of winning the next federal election.
Since that resolution was passed last February 10, the party has been following
both strategies. We have increased our membership and our strength. At
the same time, I have written another book, Goodbye
Canada, which will
be available shortly. It alerts Canadians to the fact that we are losing
our country; it explains why unregulated, globalized investment is not
beneficial for smaller countries, especially Canada; and it reveals exactly
where money comes from, explaining why no country can meet the needs of
its people unless government creates part of the money supply and spends
it into circulation for the benefit of its citizens.
The book also makes clear that the time for talk is over and immediate
action is required if we are going to save Canada and reverse the current
destructive course of history.
To get this information out, I will be visiting most major Canadian cities
in October and November, in advance of the NDP convention -- speaking to
the press, addressing non-partisan "town hall" meetings, and
encouraging concerned Canadians from various parties to become more effective
by uniting in order to preserve the country.
A recommendation for action will soon be made to the party executive. If
approved, it will be submitted to members for adoption -- or otherwise,
as they see fit. (Check your membership card to ensure it has not expired!)
All CAP members are asked to participate in this process so the party can
play a crucial role in uniting all fair-minded nationalists, thereby revitalizing
the Canadian political landscape.
We MUST end the current lack of political co-ordination and co-operation
among caring Canadians which is allowing the globalizers a free rein in
Canada and around the world.
Oct. 3 -- Ottawa,
1) Newsmakers Breakfast
2) 5:30-7:30 pm Book Launch, National Press Club, 150 Wellington St.
Oct. 10-12 Toronto Press & Meet the Author
Oct. 14, 4 pm Toronto Mobilization for Global Justice, OISE
Oct.15-16 Winnipeg, Man.
Oct. 17 Saskatoon, Sask.
Oct. 18 Regina, Sask.
Oct. 22 Vancouver, B.C.
Oct. 23 Kamloops, B.C.
Oct. 24 Calgary, Alta.
Oct. 25 Edmonton, Alta.
Oct. 29 Hamilton, Ont.
Oct. 30 Kitchener, Ont.
Nov. 1 London, Ont.
Nov. 2 Windsor, Ont.
Nov. 6 Sherbrooke, Que.
Nov. 7 Quebec City, Que.
Nov. 8-9 Montreal, Que.
Nov. 13 Moncton, N.B.
Nov. 14 Halifax, N.S.
Nov. 15 St. John's, Nfld.
Times and venues are to be confirmed. For further details, call toll free (877)
629-0841 or visit:
WHAT YOU CAN DO
When the public meeting nearest to you has been confirmed, call 50 people at
random, telling them WHERE, WHEN and WHY.
Call your local bookstores and ask if they have stocked Goodbye
Canada and if
not, WHY NOT.
Fight corporate globalization at any time by writing letters to the editor and
calling local, regional or national phone-in shows.
Make the most of any opportunity to be heard.