About the Political Principles Pledge
Throughout history, governments have argued the need to take away individual rights for the good of the people.
We recognize the harm this action can inflict if unchecked. Canadians hold and have always held the core value of the individuals right to freedom. The right of each individual to choose freely within moral and ethical boundaries supported by the Canadian Bill of Rights and the supportive language in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. To choose within those boundaries without fear of reprisal or penalty. If Canadians cannot make these decisions without threat of expulsion from work, school or participation in civil society, there are no rights the government cannot trample.
It is precisely when times are the most difficult that our rights must be upheld, this is the duty of our elected representatives. Coercive government policy, dangerous programs or processes when put forward that can potentially rob Canadian citizens of their rights and freedoms must be defeated.
- the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law
- the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law
- freedom of religion;
- freedom of speech;
- freedom of assembly and association; and
- freedom of the press.
All politicians regardless of affiliation must stand confidently and be heard when the inherent sovereign Rights and Freedoms of Canadian citizens are threatened.