The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) supports amending the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) in ten specific areas. The purpose of these amendments are to help overcome vagueness in the Charter, deal with conflicting rights and gaps in the Charter, and respond to new current realities. The NCA believes that these amendments should only be decided by the Canadian people through a national referendum.
Constitutional Amendment 1
The National Citizens Alliance believes that Section 2 (a) of the Charter, which states under Fundamental Freedoms “freedom of conscience and religion” is vague and potentially in conflict with a “free and democratic society” as the overarching principle of the Charter.
Canada is not a theocracy. The federal government is secular and democratic. Therefore, there should be limits to the freedom of religion that contradict a free and democratic society.
The National Citizens Alliance believes that there should be zero tolerance for ideologies that violate our free and democratic society, including our human rights whether directly or indirectly. There is no place whatsoever for ideological extremism or radicalization such as Sharia Law in Canada. Therefore, the National Citizens Alliance supports the following amendment to Article 2 (a):
“freedom of conscience and religion within the limits of extreme, radical ideology that violates fundamentally a free and democratic society.”
Constitutional Amendment 2
The National Citizens Alliance believes that the Canadian Charter (1982) should be updated to reflect advancement in surveillance technology and most importantly including online technology, and its potential to violate the freedom and privacy of the Canadian people.
Under Section 2, the National Citizens Alliance supports the addition of:
“2 (e) freedom of reasonable privacy”
Constitutional Amendment 3
The National Citizens Alliance believes that equalization payments are detrimental to provinces and Canada as a whole, by adding to the welfare, entitlement federal governance through hand outs to less productive provinces and penalizing more productive provinces, and decreasing competition between provinces. Consequently, the NCA supports rescinding Subsection 36(2) in entirety from the Canadian Charter:
“Parliament and the government of Canada are committed to the principle of making equalization payments to ensure that provincial governments have sufficient revenues to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation.” (Subsection 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982)
Constitutional Amendment 4
To be consistent with a free and democratic society, the National Citizens Alliance believes that the Canadian people should have a constitutional right to private property. The NCA supports the following amendment to Legal Rights:
“Everyone has the right to private property, except the government can take private property for reasonable public use and not without just compensation.”
Constitutional Amendment 5
To be consistent with a free and democratic society and in response to legal persecution of homeowners who act in self-defense, the National Citizens Alliance believes that the Canadian people should have a constitutional right to self-defense of their life and that of their loved ones and their property, except by the due process of law. The right to self-defense also includes the right to self-defense from government tyranny. The NCA supports the following amendment to Legal Rights:
“Everyone has the right to self-defense.”
Constitutional Amendment 6
In response to the Omar Khadr payout of $10.5-million, the National Citizens Alliance supports an amendment to section 7 to prevent this situation from occurring again:
“Any Canadian citizen or otherwise and regardless of age who engages in acts of war against our country and/or our allies forfeits all his or her freedoms and rights.”
Constitutional Amendment 7
Replace Section 27, which states
“This Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians”
“This Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the traditional English, French, and Aboriginal heritages of Canadians.”
Constitutional Amendment 8
Add a section to Democratic Rights, which states
“The House of Commons and any legislative assembly shall abide at all times by a clear, definitive separation of religion and state. ”
Although the National Citizens Alliance supports freedom of religious belief and welcomes all faiths into the party with the exception of radical extremist faiths, as a party we believe that there needs to be a constitutional mandate for the clear, definitive separation of religion and state in federal governance. We are concerned that federal political decisions are being made that are not at distance from religion, and there is potential for even more religious based decisions as the establishment’s globalism agenda deepens. For example, the passage by the House of Commons of the M-103 Anti-Islamophobia Motion.
Constitutional Amendment 9
Amend Section 35 (2) to address non-inclusion and discrimination by adding “all”, “coast to coast”, and “without restriction and prejudice”:
(2) In this Act, “aboriginal peoples of Canada” includes all Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada coast to coast and without restriction or prejudice.
Constitutional Amendment 10
Amend section 15 (2) to address the affirmative action, so that it reads:
(2) Subsection (1) precludes any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability. (84)
Created: 2016-11-26; last updated: 2018-07-12
The Constitutional Amendment Policy requires of vote of the NCA membership before it is passed. A minimum of 70 percent voting membership must support the policy with a 50 percent quorum required for adoption of policies as per the NCA Constitution (2014).
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