Wednesday, November 04, 2009

BC Refederation Party hosts anti-HST rally in Victoria Thursday - all welcome


There will be a rally against the Harmonized Sales Tax at the BC Legislature in Victoria on Thursday November 5 - Guy Fawkes Day - from 12 noon till 2 p.m.

This rally has been organized by the BC Refederation Party but is open to all.

Confirmed speakers include:

Leonard Krog, NDP MLA for Nanaimo
Barrie O'Neill, President - CUPE BC
Brad Slade, concerned citizen
Mike Summers, Leader BC Refederation Party
Jordan Braun, Deputy Leader BC Refederation Party
Josh Stettler, concerned citizen
And Guy Fawkes!

For more information see the Refederation Party website.
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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yawn.

Anonymous said...

More BC independence?
Mr. Campbell must love this idea.

Anonymous said...

The BC Refederation Party are a bunch of right wing loonies akin to the Western Canada Concept and Doug Christie.

And the NDP and union leaders are associating themsleves with these kooks?

Time to move on!

Norman Farrell said...

We've seen many iterations of so called independence parties that want to return to a white male dominated society led by fundamentalist Christian values where education will be focused only on readin', ritin' and roarin' and once kids learn the 3Rs, they can leave school and become apprentice shoemakers or wool spinners.

Let's make a list
- BC Refed
- Western Block
- Western Canada Concept
- Western Independence
- BC Conservatives
- Reform
- Alliance
- Canadian Action
- Canadian Heritage
- Family Coalition

There are certain to be more but they kind of merge into one amorphous blob in my brain.

Skookum1 said...

I agree, Norman - but isn't it disappointing that parties espousing major overhauls of our political system are near-always from the right wing? And that from left/centre parties we get more pitching of the status quo and what a great system it is, even though it doesn't serve them any better than the public?

Maybe one day a party will come along that's just about political reform, and doesn't have ideological baggage tainting its political reform ideas...whatever they might be.

If the NDP or (federal) liberals came up with any major initiatives in this area, I'd be impressed and maybe more favourably inclined towards them; they sseem too complacent about the structural problems in our constitutional morasse......

I'd also be more impressed with the Refeds if their rally was about bringing political-boss wrongdoing to heel.....taxes get people's blood boiling, if only it were the same about abuses of power....

Anonymous said...

BC Refed is the only party that will give you VETO power over any legislation.. What this means it will allow the BC residents to control governments..

Any one who does not want there voice heard anymore continue voting for the other corporate owned parties,, Or vote yourself into power,,

And regards to Norman Farrell you never read a thing about the BC Refed you must either be in bed with the criminals in office now, or you like being a slave,, either or time for you to educate yourself, or stop voting, and at least give the real thinkers of BC at least try to save this province for our children and as to you

Skookum1 do some research and you may find the BC Refed is the only choice we have to protect the little we have left.. wake the hell up, and do something for the majority of BC residents

Anonymous said...

Problems for BC at the fundamental level require fundamental changes.

A BC Refederation Party government will propose three fundamental political changes to dramatically improve life for all British Columbians:

1 Taxes
A lawful tax revolt of the provinces against Ottawa.

2 Veto Power
The RIGHT of British Columbians to veto bad provincial legislation between elections. That includes BC Refed [BC Refederation Party] legislation.

3 Domination by Ottawa
Refusal by BC to accept disallowance by Ottawa of legislation passed by BC and approved by British Columbian voters.

Anonymous said...

BC Refed is the only party in the province that proposes another way, a better way, to govern ourselves in BC. Right now we in BC do not govern ourselves. We are ruled. It is time for a change.

Anonymous said...

A BC Refederation [BC Refed] government will:

Policy #1 - PROVINCIAL CONSTITUTION - declare the citizens of this province to be the sole source of political rights in BC, thus allowing the citizens to write a Constitution of British Columbia that will define and limit the powers they grant to government.


Policy #2 - DIRECT DEMOCRACY [DD] - implement Direct Democracy based on the successful Swiss model as a right for the citizens of British Columbia, in order that all aspects of governance in the province are subject to the will of the people.


Policy #3 - REFEDERATION - simultaneously negotiate changes in the relationship between BC and the central government. That is the concept of Refederation. We will be the first province to propose a new confederation in order to reduce the power and corruption of the Ottawa bureaucracy, and to end the usurpation of our provincial rights. We will renegotiate the existing status between governments on:

Anonymous said...

what make the BC Refed party is you and I.. This is the only party that will allow your voice to be heard..Its changing the system to where you the voter control the government,, what a concept,,, You and I and every other BC resident is left out on the street,, but the BC refed party is putting you in the driver seat, rather than you and I being placed in the trunk as luggage,, and you know luggage gets pretty banged up,,,and eventually falls apart.. So with the efforts of us controlling where the luggage goes is very important,, I am tired off being luggage,, I think I want to drive the car, fly the plane, or even captain the ship,, I feel with informed descions the BC residents will have far greater impact on working together for a better life for us the people, or we can continue down this path of letting the elite corporations dictate polices, that enslave the people more and more... take a look at what it will mean to our children, and great grand children, if they can control there own destiny,,, it a no brainer,, allowing a small group to rule over us, has failed us,, as power and greed by a few have crippled BC, and our beloved Canada,, Its time for us to take back our province and our country,,,,and the BC Refed party is the start

Anonymous said...

The BC Refederation is the party of the people, for the people, which is long overdue.

People see more and more clearly that the existing political parties
represent themselves and their special interest groups, and the residents of B.C. are left out of the process.

BC Refed Party makes common sense and represents the kind of change that is needed for the majority British Columbians

Anonymous said...

As a proud Canadian and a long-term resident of British Columbia, I believe in our people and our province will take this step for themselves and their children to change this corrupted system before it too late.

Voting for the BC Refed Party is your first step to controlling the government that has forgotten who they are suppose to represent, by voting yourself into a power through VETO representation

Anonymous said...

I support the BC Refederation Party,

We need to stop voting for parties that remove our freedoms more and more each day, and sell us out to their friends, that finance them to pass their legislation through trade deals that strip us from our dignity, and create poverty through out BC, for their profit.

Anonymous said...

Vote for a party that has your best interest to represent you.

Demand politicians, journalists and others to come clean so we can put an end to this arrogance that is suffocating us.

We're supposed to have lots of money and oil for the war in Afghanistan and new Arctic military bases and no money for healthcare or education?

While the government bail out banks and corporate elite at our expense.

Something is really wrong here, when all the media is controlled to deceive the Canadian public.

How is this possible? Corruption at the highest levels that how.

We need to join a movement for change.

The Metamorphosis and Sabotage of Canada by Our corporate elite Owned Government has got to be stopped.

I support the BC Refed Party

Anonymous said...

Interest on public debt costs $170-million a day PDF

Canadians pay $170 million in unnecessary interest every day!

Canadians paid $170-million per day in 2008/2009 in unnecessary interest on federal, provincial and municipal debt. The cost for 2009/10 and subsequent years will likely be higher. These costs are reflected in taxes, fees, cut-backs in public services such as education and medicare and deterioration of infrastructure such as roads, sewers, water lines and affordable housing.

If our government had been using its own Bank, the Bank of Canada, as it should have for the past 35 years, we would not be in this situation. From 1867 to 1974, the accumulated federal debt amounted to $18-billion, and during that time we paid for two world wars and other smaller ones, built the trans-Canada highway, contributed to construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, built housing, provided funds for our veterans to go to school, brought in the Canada Pension Plan and made Medicare a national service.

In 1974 the government, which had been borrowing from its own bank since 1938 at near zero interest, decided to borrow less from there and more from the private sector at market rates of interest. The result was a huge increase in federal debt from $18-billion to $588-billion in 1997, with a total debt for all levels of government of over $900-billion.

In 2009 federal debt stood at $464-billion, but by 2015 it will be up to $622-billion. Federal debt charges, currently at $31-billion, will grow accordingly and based on previous figures the total debt charges for all levels of government will be about double the federal charges.

Economists tell us there are only three ways to reduce the deficit: grow the economy, raise taxes or cut expenses. We could cut back on public services such as health care, education, housing and infrastructure. That would save a bundle, but it would also make life for most Canadians much more difficult. BUT WAIT! Instead of cutting services we could cut interest paid on the public debt. The federal government can do this by borrowing from its own Bank at near zero interest, and to prevent the creation of too much money it can bring back the statutory reserves. This would lead to a reduction in the profits of the commercial banks and less income for holders of government bonds, but most Canadians would be unaffected.

Government's indebtedness to private financiers gives that sector undue influence on government policy, leading to decisions which benefit the interests of the private sector foremost rather than that of the community as a whole.

To reduce the influence of the private sector and to save taxpayers billions of dollars every year we should only elect politicians who support using the Bank of Canada for financing public debt and restoring the statutory reserves.

Or elect the BC Refed and we the people will ensure thats how we run our Bank of Canada

Anonymous said...

this is what the other so called parties have done to us,

Interest on public debt costs $170-million a day

Canadians pay $170 million in unnecessary interest every day!

Canadians paid $170-million per day in 2008/2009 in unnecessary interest on federal, provincial and municipal debt. The cost for 2009/10 and subsequent years will likely be higher. These costs are reflected in taxes, fees, cut-backs in public services such as education and medicare and deterioration of infrastructure such as roads, sewers, water lines and affordable housing.

If our government had been using its own Bank, the Bank of Canada, as it should have for the past 35 years, we would not be in this situation. From 1867 to 1974, the accumulated federal debt amounted to $18-billion, and during that time we paid for two world wars and other smaller ones, built the trans-Canada highway, contributed to construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, built housing, provided funds for our veterans to go to school, brought in the Canada Pension Plan and made Medicare a national service.

In 1974 the government, which had been borrowing from its own bank since 1938 at near zero interest, decided to borrow less from there and more from the private sector at market rates of interest. The result was a huge increase in federal debt from $18-billion to $588-billion in 1997, with a total debt for all levels of government of over $900-billion.

In 2009 federal debt stood at $464-billion, but by 2015 it will be up to $622-billion. Federal debt charges, currently at $31-billion, will grow accordingly and based on previous figures the total debt charges for all levels of government will be about double the federal charges.

Economists tell us there are only three ways to reduce the deficit: grow the economy, raise taxes or cut expenses. We could cut back on public services such as health care, education, housing and infrastructure. That would save a bundle, but it would also make life for most Canadians much more difficult. BUT WAIT! Instead of cutting services we could cut interest paid on the public debt. The federal government can do this by borrowing from its own Bank at near zero interest, and to prevent the creation of too much money it can bring back the statutory reserves. This would lead to a reduction in the profits of the commercial banks and less income for holders of government bonds, but most Canadians would be unaffected.

Government's indebtedness to private financiers gives that sector undue influence on government policy, leading to decisions which benefit the interests of the private sector foremost rather than that of the community as a whole.

To reduce the influence of the private sector and to save taxpayers billions of dollars every year we should only elect politicians who support using the Bank of Canada for financing public debt and restoring the statutory reserves.

Anonymous said...

BC Refed,,, about time a party for the people