Progressive Canadian Party favours Bank of Canada funding of infrastructure.
Monday, 31 August 2015 15:54
     Progressive Canadian Party favours Bank of Canada funding of infrastructure.

For Immediate Release August 31, 2015

Newmarket, Ontario -
Infrastructure construction for the 21st Century is needed to build Canada's future.  Progressive Canadians understand the key role Canada's government must play to provide initiative in the tasks of nation-building for Canada's future.  Co-operation and consultation with industry and the provinces is necessary to Canadian national resolve, just as in the days of Sir John A. Macdonald's National Policy whether in national projects like the CPR and the 20th century's St. Lawrence Seaway or national initiatives for tomorrow.  We need 21st Century infrastructure for a 21st Century Canada.  Progressive Canadians are prepared to ask and to answer the key questions: what are the tasks and how do we fund them.

High tech innovation to provide modern opportunity and challenges are part of Canada's future prosperity.  The infrastructure needs of  21st Century industry needs to be supplied with material infrastructure like fibre optic networks, public transit and secure means to provide a healthy environment and educated innovators from the shop floor to corporate offices.  We need to rebuild and maintain the infrastructure built by previous generations, to build new ports, bridges and  roads, schools, hospitals and other facilities.  Building Canada's future infrastructure will create opportunity and provide direct employment for tomorrow while  providing today's needs for materials, jobs, and inspired creativity. Real solutions in this second recession of the last ten years are Progressive Canadian answers to tomorrow's questions.

The value of this undertaking is being challenged by concerns over running deficits.

In power the Progressive Canadian Party will fund infrastructure renewal and innovation, in co-operation with the provinces, municipalities and industry, to identify immediate need and future innovation. Funding for national and co-operative projects will once again be provided through Bank of Canada investment banking facilities, as was the practice between the founding of the Bank of Canada in 1935 and 1974, rather than primarily through private bankers.  Opportunity for renewal of this process is being sought through the courts.

Bank of Canada administrative costs will be added to construction costs.  Repayment could be through long term reverse sinking funds.  Wars were fought, the St. Lawrence Seaway and other projects were constructed in this manner without building the massive debt that has and is continuing to develop through borrowing funds at interest from private banks.

The expressed opinion of David Dodge, former governor of the Bank of Canada is that "At a time when there's a lot of slack in the economy,  it's absolutely appropriate for the government to be spending more than they are taking in, to support the economy and because it's a very good time to get things done. When conditions are more buoyant, governments really ought to be running big surpluses, leaning against that inflationary wind."

Borrowing at these incredibly low interest rates for 30 years to finance this long-lived investment is actually a wonderful thing to be doing," he said.

"At the moment, right across the country we have relatively slow demand for the folks that are needed to build the infrastructure, so the costs to put the infrastructure in place  a bit lower than they have been. It's a good time to do it."

"This is most certainly "a good time to do it," in the view of the Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader of the PC Party. In the Progressive Canadian Party view at the lowest possible cost, by our Bank of Canada funding our Canada's needed infrastructure"

Progressive Canadians continue the Progressive Conservative commitment to nation-building, national vision and national unity.

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The Honourable Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, Progressive Canadian Party
Newmarket, Ontario
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Integrity Matters: Social Contract with Canadians, Veterans must be honoured – Progressive Canadians
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:03


PC Party continues Progressive Conservative Tradition.
Integrity Matters: Social Contract with Canadians, Veterans must be honoured – Progressive Canadians

 

In 1917, Prime Minster Robert Borden,Conservative, made this commitment as Canadians soldiers were about to attack Vimy Ridge:

"The government and the country will consider it their first duty to see that a proper appreciation of your effort and of your courage is brought to the notice of people at home that no man, whether he goes back or whether he remains in Flanders, will have just cause to reproach the government for having broken faith with the men who won and the men who died." http://www.canada1867.ca/2014/12/the-harper-governments-contempt-for_30.html

This is a social contract made by the Government of Canada in 1917, that Canadians enlisting are promised that if injured or killed in service Canada will take care of them and their loved ones?

But the Harper Conservative's position is . . .

At no time in Canada's history has any 'social contract' or 'social covenant' been legislated.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/does-government-have-social-contract-with-veterans-1.2577837

The PC Party view . . .

"the PC Party is both progressive and centrist in their politics.  Moreover, they are eager to correct the wrongs that have been done to our Veterans and their families by successive governments.
http://progressivecanadian.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107

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CONTACT:
Joe Hueglin,
PC Party National Director
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Tel: 905-356-3901
 
Just Days until Canadians elect a new government, Election 2015
Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:49

 

In 9 Days Canadians will elect a new government after Ten Long Years of “The Harper Government.”

Progressive Canadian MPs need to be members of the new Parliament.  Be a Progressive Canadian in the tradition of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.  Please Donate, Volunteer, Be a PC Party Candidate.
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Hon. Sinclair Stevens, P.C. Progressive Canadian Party takes up Harper challenge for better Senate Reform
Thursday, 30 July 2015 19:21
Hon. Sinclair Stevens, P.C.
Progressive Canadian Party takes up Harper challenge for better Senate Reform
 
For Immediate Release July 30, 2015:
Newmarket, Ontario - The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader of the Progressive Canadian (PC) party, took up Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s challenge to provinces and others to come up with better, constitutionally acceptable Senate reform proposals.
Mr. Harper has declared a moratorium on prime ministers’ nominations for Senate appointments by the Governor General of Canada until it is reformed. Prime ministers have been nominating candidates to the GG for some time. The practice has become a convention within the constitution. Some believe that the PM makes Senate appointments based on their qualifications. However, recent appointments appear to have been made for party and sectarian provincial interest.
“Progressive Conservatives understood that the Senate is a check on the prime minister and cabinet government and on excesses of electoral partisanship and provincial sectarianism, as intended at Confederation. We enshrined this understanding as Guiding Principles for Senate Reform at our National Policy Convention in 2000 and reaffirmed them at the PC Democratic Reform Convention in 2002.
Today’s PCs take this a step further.” Stevens said. “We propose that future nomination of senate candidates to the GG shall come from the non-partisan Queen’s Privy Council, instead of from the Prime Minister alone.”
The PC Party proposal fulfils the need for change able to meet the constitutional requirements for regional representation in an Upper Chamber. It is selected for knowledge and ability to serve as a revising chamber of government legislation, or “sober second thought”.
“As a member of the Queen’s Privy Council I am aware of the privilege and duty we have historically to advise the monarch through Her representative the Governor General of Canada. These are powers rarely used by the Queen’s Privy Council meeting in full assembly but exist within the constitution.”
Mr. Stevens noted that our problems today seem to centre on the partisanship of a prime minister who for the first time in Canadian history makes nominations only of people who “pledge” to pass his government’s legislation. Many recent appointments are clear patronage. This abandons the Senate’s duty to review and revise government legislation within the constitution. Mr. Harper has said he will only make appointments if the Senate is reformed to elect senators accountable to individual provinces. That would build firewalls around each province against Canada and the House of Commons instead of representing all Canadians equally by protecting minority interests.
“Progressive Canadians propose to reform Senate nominations within the constitution by allowing a quorum of the full Queen’s Privy Council to advise the GG on the basis of the personal excellence and knowledge of governance of the candidates.” Mr. Stevens concluded.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
1-888-666-3821
NOTES: The Queen’s Privy Council consists of current and former prime ministers, cabinet ministers, Supreme Court Chief Justices, former speakers of the House of Commons and Senate, former governors general, invited current and former premiers and distinguished individuals, and members of the royal family.
: Mr. Harper has been cited in a federal court case filed by Vancouver lawyer Aniz Alani for failing to fulfil his duty in Senate appointment.  Twenty-two Senate seats are empty in July 2015, some since 2012.  Mr. Alani has expressed willingness to defer to a Supreme Court reference if called on the issue.  In a previous 2013 Supreme Court reference the Harper government proposals for Senate reform were found to be unconstitutional. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/refer-senate-appointment-moratorium-to-supreme-court-lawyer-urges-harper-1.3169025

See More:  http://progressivecanadian.ca/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest/143-hon-sinclair-stevens-pc-progressive-canadian-party-takes-up-harper-challenge-for-better-senate-reform (Long text).
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