NCA Governmental Reform Policy Statement

The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) is committed to reforming the federal government into one that solely serves the Canadian people.

To achieve this objective, many reforms are necessary. The following is a sample of the reforms that the NCA will implement upon forming government:

• Citizen-initiated recall

• Citizen-initiated referendum 

• Citizen-initiated legislation 

• Vote of the people on legislation

• Disband Privy Council

• Binding national vote of non-confidence on the PM and/or the Federal Government

CITIZEN-INITIATED RECALL

Recall of any elected federal official by his or her constituents and based upon reasonable and attainable recall thresholds and quorums.


 

CITIZEN-INITIATED REFERENDUM

Binding referendum on any issue whilst attaining minimum threshold of citizen support, and minimum quorum in the referendum vote.


 

CITIZEN-INITIATED LEGISLATION

As per the NCA Party Constitution, NCA elected representatives are required to follow the political will of their constituency on any issue as long as the NCA core values of freedom, fairness, and accountability are upheld, and a minimum threshold of citizen support is attained by the constituency. Upon forming government, the NCA would legislate this citizen initiated legislation process upon all representatives in the House of Commons.


 

VOTE OF THE PEOPLE ON LEGISLATION

The Canadian people would be permitted to vote on any legislation before the House of Commons. At least 150,000 members of the Canadian electorate would be required to trigger a national vote on legislation, and they would have 8 months to attain the necessary number of members. There would be no quorum on the actual vote, and the vote by the electorate would be determined by the 50% plus 1 rule. In addition, the outcome of the vote would override any corresponding vote in the House of Commons. Further, the vote would be conducted electronically if integrity of the vote permits, and if not, the vote would be conducted by traditional means.


 

DISBAND PRIVY COUNCIL

Disband the Privy Council, an unelected, unaccountable shadow government, within 100 days of forming government.


 

BINDING NATIONAL REFERENDA of NON-CONFIDENCE ON THE PM and/or the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

1 year following a federal election and at least 1 year prior to a scheduled general election, the Canadian people would be permitted to a vote of non-confidence on the Prime Minister and/or the federal government. The 50% plus 1 rule and no quorum would determine the outcome of the vote. This binding vote would be triggered by a petition of at least 6,000,000 members of the Canadian electorate.

For related policies, see our Cronyism policy and Electoral policy.

Created: 2014-01-02; last updated: 2019-02-11

The NCA Governmental Reform Policy is part of the NCA Founding Document. Therefore, this policy was not subject to a membership vote.

The NCA welcomes feedback on its policies. Please send policy feedback to info@nationalcitizensalliance.ca

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