Last week I wrote to the organizers of the Leaders’ Debate for the 2008 federal election, asking them to include the CHP. There are many reasons why they must:
- The CHP is the sixth-largest federal party;
- Like the Green Party, the CHP has not yet had an MP sit in the House. But like them, we have had a former MP defect to us.
(Disgraced Liberal MP Blair Wilson joined the Green Party after Parliament had prorogued. Parliament was dissolved six days later, and he is no longer an MP. Former Canadian Alliance MP Larry Spencer was kicked out of his party by Stephen Harper for telling the truth in public, and has since joined the CHP, and been named National President. You can read the full story in his book Sacrificed: Truth or Politics? )
The Green Party has been included in the Leaders’ Debate roster; and there’s no reason to continue excluding the CHP.
But the most important reason for including the CHP in the debates is that the CHP brings issues to the debate that would not otherwise be discussed: issues the Conservatives, Liberals, NDP and Greens are trying to avoid:
- the humanity and right to life of pre-born babies, (the Conservatives have made themselves defenders of the abortion industry; Liberals, NDP and Greens are of the same mind-unlike 40-70 percent of Canadians);
- the need to protect the disabled, the elderly and the infirm from the growing clamour for “euthanasia”;
- defending the traditional definition of marriage: the Liberals, after two weeks of sham “hearings”, forced so-called same-sex “marriage” on Canadians; the Conservatives broke their promise to defend the traditional definition of marriage; the NDP and Greens are avidly pro-’gay’;
- all the parties now in Parliament are terrified of the words “two-tier health care”-a system which European governments have already embraced- with better health outcomes than Canada’s.
- a plans for infrastructure renewal without raising taxes;
- abolition of the income tax;
- measures to ensure labour peace and enhance Canada’s productivity;
- the moral need to curtail trade with nations that allow or use slave labour;
and many more important issues the four parties now in the House desperately want to avoid discussing. But Parliament is where they should be debated.
And the people of Canada have a right to hear all the options available.