NCA Replace Equalization Payouts Policy Statement

NCA’s Mission

National Citizens Alliance’s agenda is Canadians First. All Canadians. We are here to protect and enhance Canada, and that includes provincial equity and fairness. We identify as true populist, Canadian nationalist.

Since the best interests of the Canadian people guide us, we have no set position along the political spectrum: some NCA policies may be deemed right, while others may be deemed center or left. Our values of freedom, fairness, and equality of opportunity and belief in strong democratic institutions guide us, as does fact-based research, member and public feedback, with the overarching and defining commitment to put the best interests of the Canadian people first.

NCA became a registered federal party on January 30, 2019.

The NCA platform and policies are centered on Canadians First in all aspects. We believe in Canadian sovereignty and citizenship, Canadian identity, heritage, and cultural norms, secure, regulated borders, democratic mechanisms that empower the Canadian people, and smart, fair international trade that is in the best interests of the Canadian people.

Most notably, we support

                • a two-tiered flat tax of no tax on income of $22,000 or less, and a 15% tax on incomes above,

                • justice reform including increased access to justice and greater accountability within the justice system,

                • a moratorium on immigration followed by 50,000 or less total annual immigration for economic, environmental, and societal reasons,

                • robust regulation that will ensure polluter accountability,

                • strong measures against radical extremism including a ban on the practice of political Islam,

                • and a shift in the public lending right back to the Bank of Canada and creation of a national people’s bank.

NCA Founder and Leader Stephen Garvey has a BA in Political Science from UBC, and MA in Environmental Development from the University of Cambridge, and experience in policy development, and the non-profit, small business, and public service sectors. Stephen brings passion and intellect to the National Citizens Alliance, and tremendous value in being a non-establishment and non-career politician.

We believe Canada has been stuck for decades in a top-down globalist agenda that is transforming Canada into a third world both financially and demographically. Since 1968, the federal debt has grown by over $683 billion an almost 5,000% increase, and in 2019 alone, 1,087,621 migrants largely from the third world are projected to enter Canada. The very existence of Canada and future generations is in the balance. We believe that the country needs new vision and leadership that will bring the greatest possible prosperity and security to the Canadian people in the context of a turbulent world. Doing the same thing over and over again even though it is not working will only bring increasing economic pain and societal decay. Currently, there are globalist and separatist forces that threaten to undermine Canada. NCA and its true populism and nationalism stands as a last defence.

PS: certain media outlets including Wiki an open source encyclopedia portray NCA as far-right, racist, white nationalist, anti-immigration, anti-Islam, but these labels are clearly false as shown by the above. NCA is all about love and compassion for our people and country.

The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) believes that equalization payouts are detrimental to the provinces and Canada as a whole, by adding to the welfare, entitlement federal governance through handouts to less productive provinces, penalizing more productive provinces, and decreasing competition between provinces.

Canada is facing a growing financial crisis from growing federal debt, which is tied to the inefficiencies and waste of the welfare, entitlement federal governance. See our fiscal responsibility policy statement for more information. The NCA believes that we need to take action now to address the root causes of the growing financial crisis.

The NCA supports:

● Exploring alternatives to the equalization payouts that are based upon a ‘hand up’ or productivity based rather than just a welfare handout

● Reducing or abolishing payouts to any province that refuses to allow pipelines or halts pipelines through their provinces, places moratoriums on fracking and oil discoveries without reasonable scientific cause

● Initiating amendment of the Canadian Charter by rescinding in entirety Subsection 36(2):

“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.”

Created: 2017-01-08; last updated: 2019-08-09

The Rescind Equalization Payouts policy statement requires a vote of the NCA membership to be adopted. A minimum 70 percent voting membership must support the policy and with a 50 percent quorum of voting membership as per the NCA Constitution (2014).

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

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