Hi all of you politics lovers. I am a person who is currently trying to create a new party called the Centrist Party of Canada. What this party hopes to accomplish is to be a moderate conservative party that is between the Liberals and the Conservatives to offer a true alternative and not just a party like the NDP, Greens and the Bloc Quebecois. This party wants to mainly be red tory and blue liberal in terms of ideology and this means be want to be liberal conservative and moderate conservative.
What being moderate and liberal conservative means to us is we want to be a successor type party to the old Progressive Conservative party of Canada. We believe there is a huge niche for us since we think a party that is socially progressive and very fiscally conservative is wanted in today's society. We want to be about protecting health care and education and making them essential services, being about moderate tax cuts such tax cuts for small business since we believe that small business is the engine of our economy. We believe also that income tax cuts will help the burden of crushing debt on the middle class. We believe that action must be done on poverty in terms of crime since we are for an all-of-the-above approach to tackling crime. We think our party can be popular across the country. We are for mandatory minimum, we are rehabilitation programs and education programs to ensure that those who have to change are given the tools to change and we want educational programs for the most vulnerable so they don't enter a life of crime. This way we concentrate on crime, prevention and poverty and in this fashion we tackle all the areas that could cause crime. We think poverty must be done if it is done in a way that takes our debt and deficit into consideration.
We want to be a compassionate conservative party which balances standing up for a strong economy, considering our debt and deficit and balancing social progress. In this fashion we think we have what it takes to make sure our society is strong as whole and we will take all areas into consideration. We also think by using this approach we truly are following the traditions of the old Progressive Conservative party.
A lot of people say that having a sixth party is not needed since we have so many choices but there are so many people out there who don't understand that if we do not have another moderate option then voter intention will just continue to get lower. We think we cannot wait for that moment. We must act now and embrace as many options as possible. Some people tell me that the Green party is following the traditions of the Progressive Conservative party and there are others who say they are a left wing party. After reading their platform I have come to the conclusion that they are a centrist party economically but many people will just assume they are mostly environmentalist and since they feel they are like that they will just dismiss the other policies and assume they are left wing. That is why another party is needed since people have to be told what exactly the party stands for and say where exactly in the spectrum the party.
Now, I will tell you where the party stands in the political spectrum. The old Progressive Conservative party and the British Tory party are both centre to centre-right. We feel that if we concentrated on that particular area mostly we could expect a lot of growth as a party. We think that for us to be mostly centrist to centre-right we can be the next big party and we are having many policies which lie between the two parties so if people lose faith in one of the two major parties then they do not have to go to any other party except us and we can let the people know that as a party we want to follow the traditions of Sir John A. MacDonald and the traditions of red toryism and blue liberalism. That is what we want to build as a party.
To find out information about the party we have a link that shows you exactly where we stand on the issues. The site is here for the issues: http://centristparty.piczo.com/issues?cr=5 if you want to find out more about the party.
Lastly, I think I have said all I want to say for now but I look forward to more comments about the party after you reply to this message I have left about this topic. The final thing I would like to say regarding the party is the party wants to be about middle grounds and compromise on pretty much all the issues and we need to set an example to the Canadian people and as the party of Sir John A. MacDonald and true toryism in the red tory sense we need to show Canadians that even though we disagree on something as little as ideology we can get along together because the most important thing as a society is to ensure our democracy is strong. Also, as a party we will always stand up for constituents and parliamentary democracy and we will always do everything possible to increase voter turnout and make sure democracy prevails in the end.