Statement Of Non-Compliance
The recent 43rd Federal Election has fundamentally demonstrated that our right to self-determination, as Canadian Nationalists, is being suppressed by the current administration. Under these circumstances, we will not acknowledge the authority of the Liberal Government given that their policies and practices are opposed to the nationhood of our country.
We reserve the right to defend ourselves and our property.
We encourage supporters of this statement to act with civil disobedience in all interactions with the Liberal Government until the necessary democratic channels are once again made available. Specifically, the Canadian Nationalist Party will be acting with non-compliance until the current government authority can demonstrate willingness to uphold our constitutional rights guaranteed to us in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly
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 not only because we are a secular political party but 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 said nothing hateful. 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.
Continued violation of our constitutional rights and self-determination will leave us no option other than pursuing avenues of change outside conventional democratic channels.
We encourage supporters of our party to join us in holding our current Liberal Government accountable in upholding these rights. We have no interest nor obligation to obey an authority so brutish it collects tax revenues from the populace while simultaneously violating their constitutional rights. Not permitting a federal party to assemble publicly and communicate its policies to voters only demonstrates that our democracy in its current state is an illusion.
If the Canadian Government prohibits a federal political party from exercising their ability to assemble and speak then it only follows that that federal party prohibit the Canadian Government from speaking on its behalf.
We as nationalists are aware of our constitutional rights and we are well aware that they have been violated. Our constituency has had these constitutional rights violated at every opportunity, without exception, leading up to and during the 43rd Federal Election, including after the drop of the writ as we attempted to nominate candidates and communicate our policies to Canadian voters. Since we began our campaign in 2017, our candidates have been physically attacked, have faced a concerted attempt to sabotage our efforts to attain federal registration as a political party, have faced a systemic effort to censor our ability to communicate our vision to the voting public, and a coordinated effort to warp our message and tarnish our reputation. Our supporters have been called into the offices of their workplace and school, questioned on why they support our movement, and in some cases, have been dismissed from their employment. Public institutions such as City Halls, University Campuses, Public Libraries, and Convention Centers which operate from our tax dollars are prohibited to us for reasons never made clear.
If the current authorities wish to gain our obedience, we demand they uphold our constitutional rights found in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms. Until this occurs, we act with non-compliance.
We encourage supporters of this message to print and distribute this flyer in their communities, campuses, and high visibility locations: Statement Of Non-Compliance [PDF]