If I were Prime Minister what would I say and do?
What is important to the people of
Canada – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
Our greatest resource is the people of
Canada. We will
put working people of Canada
back to work. Any able-bodied citizen of Canada who wants to work must be
given the opportunity to work.
First and foremost, we will implement a basic living wage to every Canadian citizen 18-years and older. With this in place, unemployment insurance, social security and old-age benefits can be eliminated.
Every Canadian citizen has the right to healthy food, shelter, education and healthcare.
We will put Canadians working in the agricultural industry. We will increase our local food production so that we reduce our dependency on imported food and hence drastically reduce food miles, the distance food has to travel before it gets to our dinner table.
We will put our workers to building more affordable homes. Since we are blessed with an abundance of home construction materials that are renewable, we will coordinate sustainable natural resource development and extraction with our local construction industry.
We will expand our education system with free education from early childhood to post secondary education all across
enhanced educational system will bring a happier populace, reduce social tension
and crime and reduce the need for policing and correctional institutions. We will be
proactive rather than reactive.
With our aging population, more universal health care will be provided where it is most urgently needed. We will collaborate with the pharmaceutical industry to deliver prescription drugs and medication in a cost effective manner.
Transportation issues with increasing traffic jams and grid-lock are approaching crisis levels. Lost productivity, increasing fuel consumption and rising air pollution are all serious consequences. This can only be addressed by proper city, urban and population planning. Creating local, walk-able people-centric communities in every city and municipality would be our top priority in order to address this crisis.
Climate Change is the elephant in the room. Extreme weather is increasingly more disruptive and destructive to our lives, community and productivity. The financial cost of not tackling the problem far exceeds the cost of being proactive. The short term strategy would be to reduce our dependency on fossil fuel. In the long term we can look towards the day when all fossil fuel will be left in the ground where it belongs.
On foreign policy, we believe that a sound foreign policy begins at home. We can demonstrate that a progressive democratic government and society works best for everyone. Our foreign policy will be principled on cooperation, mutual respect and non-intervention. Our best export to other sovereign nations is a visible working model of a truly social democratic society based on compassion, tolerance, sharing, openness and fairness.