Her Majesty The Queen
London SW1A 1AA
I come to you today on behalf of the Canadian Nationalist Party with news that threatens the very well-being of our society and our ability to determine our political trajectory as a country. What we have observed and experienced in Canada as a federal political party indicates that our rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights And Freedoms are being actively suppressed by the current government. From the very inception of our party in 2017 up until the most recent 43rd Federal Election, our constituency has been prevented from assembling publicly and freely communicating our policies with Canadian voters at essentially every opportunity.
The institutions in Canada which have prohibited us from accessing them without reason include, but are not limited to:
- Saskatoon City Hall – Civic Square
- University of Regina
- University Of Toronto (CBC, CP24, The Globe And Mail)
- Toronto Public Library
- Metro Toronto Convention Center
- TCU Place Saskatoon (TCU cancels Canadian Nationalist Party event)
Every one of these institutions receives operating grants from various levels of government. These operating grants are enabled by the tax codes we as citizens abide by. We abide by tax laws within Canada because we trust that these institutions, which we fund, will be made available to us when we wish to assemble and express ourselves. Simply claiming that there is a “safety risk” is not sufficient to censor our ability to assemble and speak. We will not have our voices censored without due reason. As we have clearly stated from day 1, when diplomatic solutions are not available, those being censored have no choice but to resort to undiplomatic methods.
This desire to utilize public resources and exercise our constitutional rights has been violated consistently and without reason, including after the drop of the writ during the 43rd Federal Election as we were actively nominating candidates. The exclusion of our political party from public spaces and prohibition from booking publicly-funded venues has directly affected our ability to both nominate candidates and inform the public of our policies. Even today, we consistently come across Canadians who have never heard of our party. We believe this ignorance of us as a viable political option would be less pronounced if we were able to access the same democratic channels as other political parties.
The City Of Saskatoon has consistently denied us a permit to assemble despite the fact they have granted one to competing political parties in between our requests for access. The stated reason of denial has been that our organization is ‘denominational’ in nature, something we find baseless because the City Of Saskatoon regularly allows ethno-religious groups to use the same space. At least once we were denied a permit after the writ had dropped for the 43rd Federal Election.
After the Ontario Provincial Government mandated free speech at universities, only 1 event was not allowed to go ahead: ours. It seems the idea that Canada is a unique nation is an idea too dangerous for the public to handle. While the University Of Toronto gleefully hosts Bolshevik Communist groups, they simultaneously claim Canadian nationalism poses a significant safety risk to their students …
The Toronto Public Library refuses to grant us space on the grounds that advocating “maintaining our European-descended demographic majority” is discriminatory and therefore unacceptable.
Both the Toronto Metro Convention Center & TCU Place (as well as others) cannot honour our booking request due to concerns that our opposition might “vandalize” their property. These are issues outside our control, but our tax revenues do indeed go towards funding law enforcement that is tasked with keeping the peace at such events. When even basic services such as constitutional rights and protection on behalf of law enforcement are not permitted, the financial return on our tax dollars is absolutely dismal.
To date, our constituency has initiated no violence, said nothing hateful, and done nothing illegal. Yet, from the very outset of this campaign in early 2017 to the end of the 43rd Federal Election we have experienced systemic discrimination on the basis of nothing more than our political stance of Canadian nationalism.
The message to us is clear: the current government in Canada is opposed to the nationhood of our country and does not support the constitutional rights of a federal political party to assemble on public property and communicate their policies to Canadian voters. This is a political ideology that resonates with millions of citizens, yet our government continues to deny our requests for public permits. It seems in Canada, we have (quite literally) no rights to speak of.
At a time when our government acts with recklessness toward fiscal spending and border security, these types of transgressions are intolerable to us and paint the picture of a democratic channel that is made available only to political narratives which support the “post-national” dictatorship our current Prime Minister has vocally endorsed. If the complete lack of self-determination afforded to us by the current administration is not corrected, our very livelihood will suffer. Therefore, we are asking you, your Majesty, to intervene in a manner which will grant our political constituency the ability to determine our own fate as Canadian citizens. Continued violation of our constitutional rights and self-determination will leave us no option other than pursuing avenues of change outside conventional democratic channels.
Today, we are requesting your permission to establish an extrajudicial tribunal capable of settling criminal and civil liabilities on behalf of our membership. The intention of this extrajudicial organization would be to ease the burden of an already delayed court system, protect the rights of Canadians to a fair trial, and to uphold the rule of law. No one is above the law and every person must be held accountable for their actions lest the administration of justice be brought into disrepute.
We believe that justice itself is an intangible public good and are proposing to bolster this service as an extrajudiciary system which would operate under the watchful eye of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. This extrajudicial tribunal would be responsible for settling criminal and civil liabilities of our membership and for upholding the constitution, the rule of law, and respect for the independence of the courts.
These proceeding would be done transparently in order to ensure the highest standards of equity, fairness, and respect for the rule of law. The establishment of this extrajudiciary would be in accordance with the Federal Courts Act, including, but not limited to, Section 18.
Please consider this request seriously, your Majesty, as we are now living in a political environment where we have essentially no method or avenue to advocate for our own self-determination. As a political party that always first seeks non-violent means of resolution, it is our responsibility to consider all potential options for self-determination, and under this illusory democracy, having the means to serve our membership in the name of justice would be entirely appropriate.
Failure to respond will be considered yet another sign of unaccountable government.
Leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party