By-elections are generally an unwanted but necessary disruption for all political parties. We scramble to find candidates and try to convince voters that this is just as important as a general election. Running one in February, however, comes with a different set of challenges, with snow and cold weather at the top of that list. Having to put up signs in melting then falling snow ramps that up even more.
While I was watching the leadership race unfold at the Convention, I was reminded of how libertarians as a group can share the same core values, but differ so much about their application. We tend to argue a great deal over small details, (this is not a bad thing, as it forces us to consider our opinions carefully) while sometimes forgetting that we share major points of agreement.
This is a continuation of Jean-Serge Brisson’s article published in the Winter 2019 issue of Bulletin.
When the news of my victory died down after the GST trial, I didn’t know what I would do to force a resolution to the situation I was in. I mean, I didn’t do all of this just for kicks. As per my comments to the investigator back in 1994, my intent was to end this practice of slavery by small business for the government.
The Ontario Libertarian Party has two classes of members: regular members and associate members. Regular members can vote at conventions, become a candidate and run as a member of our Executive Committee. To become a voting member you must accept the statement "I am for individual liberty". Anyone can become an associate member to support our party but associate members cannot vote.
The Political Contribution Tax Credit for Individuals rewards you for participating in the political process in Ontario by giving you up to $1410 in refundable tax credits. Official information about this tax credit is available here. The Ontario Libertarian Party has made arrangements through PayPal to do recurring monthly billing and has provided an online calculator to help you figure out how to maximize your tax credit.
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Article 1 - Vision
The Vision of the Party shall be: "Communities of freedom, harmony, and abundance."
Article 2 - Mission
The Mission of the Party shall be: "To enable endless possibilities through recognition of, respect for, and protection of individual liberty."
Article 3 - Values
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Article 1 - Name
The name of this organization shall be the “Ontario Libertarian Party,” hereinafter referred to as the “Party.”
Article 2 - Duration
The duration of the Party shall be perpetual.
Article 3 - Purpose
The purpose of the Party is to modify the political structure and social environment of Ontario to provide the greatest amount of freedom for individuals. To that end the Party shall:
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"What is Libertarianism?" was originally written in 1977 by Marilee Haylock (1942-1982). She was Chairman of the Ontario Libertarian Party from 1976 to 1979.