The Canadian Nationalist Party is today making a formal complaint to Elections Canada regarding the act of sabotage directed toward their campaign on behalf of the so-called “Canadian Anti-Hate Network”. The nature of the complaint is based on their public intention to unlawfully seize personal information of our electorate in order to procure social and potentially physical harm to our membership electors in a bid to encourage “cancellations” with our current application for 43rd Federal Election eligibility.

The actions of the “Canadian Anti-Hate Network” are in violation the Canada Elections Act, Privacy Act, and our Party Privacy Policy.

Canada Elections Act, Section 385 (4) policy for the protection of personal information:

A political party shall publish on its Internet site its policy for the protection of personal information referred to in paragraph (2)(k) before its leader applies under this section for the party to become a registered party.

The CNP Privacy Policy states:

Under no circumstance, without written or verbal consent do third party organizations have permission to use the information of the Canadian Nationalist Party or its members for public purposes. Membership information and use of this information in consultation with Personal Information Bank CEO PPU 036 is the property of the Canadian Nationalist Party acting as a corporate body of the Canadian Government. The Canadian Nationalist Party retains the right not to disclose the membership information/personal property of its electors and enables silent support within their constituency. The Canadian Nationalist Party does not consent to the unauthorized sharing of information of its electors or their ‘Membership information’ as designated on form EC 20360 of the General Form during active campaigning or as an application to register a new federal party.

The Privacy Statement of form EC 20360 states:

The personal information supplied on this form is collected under the authority of the Canada Elections Act for the purpose of administering the registration of political entities. The information is available for public inspection in accordance with the Act, and certain information is published on the Elections Canada website www.elections.ca. You have a right to access and/or to request a correction of your personal information under the Privacy Act. For details on the collection and use of this information, consult the entry for Personal Information Bank CEO PPU 036 at www.infosource.gc.ca.

The Privacy Act, Section 7 & 8, which is referred to:

7 Personal information under the control of a government institution shall not, without the consent of the individual to whom it relates, be used by the institution except

(a) for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the institution or for a use consistent with that purpose; or

8 (1) Personal information under the control of a government institution shall not, without the consent of the individual to whom it relates, be disclosed by the institution except in accordance with this section.

Unauthorized sharing of ‘Membership information’ [Form EC 20360] is a violation of our Party Privacy Policy as designated on General Form – Political Party, page 5, ‘Party’s policy on the protection of personal information. It is also a violation of the Privacy Act, Section 7 & 8.

The Canadian Nationalist Party is calling on Elections Canada to refuse the release of its membership information in accordance with our Party Privacy Policy as referenced in Canada Elections Act, Section 385 (4) policy for the protection of personal information.

The Canadian Nationalist Party is additionally calling on Elections Canada to cease & desist all current and future communication with “Canadian Anti-Hate Network” in regards to our organization and registration application on the grounds they are acting in violation of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Finally, the Canadian Nationalist Party is calling on Elections Canada to remain convicted in their policy of membership confirmation/cancellation in that only a written signature with an included physical form will be accepted. Members who have confirmed their declaration cannot withdraw their support without a physical, written signature.

Our current status for eligibility stands at 214/250 confirmations. Our final requirement remains confirming an additional 36 declarations. After this point, and after receiving acceptance from the Chief Registrar, the Canadian Nationalist Party will begin nominating candidates for the upcoming 43rd Federal Election.

Signed,

Travis Patron
Leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party

Author

Canadian Nationalist Party

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