After months of consultation with legal professionals and constitutional experts, the MAVERICK Party has published the CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS we will be asking of the federal government as part of our “SAVE CANADA" approach.
This has been done at the same time as we are growing the support for an independent Western Nation.
Constitutional Change Overview
January 5th, 2021
Maverick Party Twin-Track Approach
Subject: Constitutional Amendments
The Maverick Party (www.maverickparty.ca) was launched in June 2020 to give Western Canadians an alternate voting option, one that would address the decades-long impediments to growth and prosperity
in the West, many of which can be traced directly to the Constitution of Canada. Recognizing that many Western Canadians are not ready to abandon their ties to Canada, the Maverick Party has taken a twin-track approach that is incorporated into our Mission Statement: To achieve greater fairness and self-determination for Western Canadians through: a) Constitutional Change, or b) the Creation of a Western Nation. This will reinforce to those currently not supportive of independence that nothing will change until the West does. After months of consultation with legal professionals and constitutional experts, the Maverick Party has published the Constitutional Amendments (TRACK A) we will be asking of the federal government as part of our “Save Canada” approach. This will be done concurrently with growing the support for an independent Western Nation (TRACK B).
TRACK A: MAVERICK PARTY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
#1 MARKET ACCESS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To provide greater clarity to all provinces, the federal government, and the judiciary that a province has the right to bring its natural resources to market for the benefit of the province and its residents.
#2 PROVINCIAL RIGHTS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To guard against arbitrary intrusion by Ottawa into areas of provincial jurisdiction or interests without prior consent.
#3 PROPERTY RIGHTS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To include the right to own property alongside the other fundamental individual rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
#4 PROVINCIAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To ensure that no federal government seeks to revive the now-obsolete power of disallowance or reservation of provincial legislation.
#5 FAIR REPRESENTATION Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To improve democracy in Canada and to invite greater citizen input into Canadian self-government. This amendment would replace the appointed, unequal, ineffective and archaic upper chamber with a Triple-E Senate. It would simultaneously modernize the House of Commons by removing the constitutional requirement that no province shall have fewer members in the House of Commons than it has Senators. This parliamentary reform would ensure greater adherence to the principle of representation-by-population in the House of Commons (discounting the Territories) and curb the ever-growing number of Members of Parliament.
TRACK B: SUPPORT FOR AN INDEPENDENT WEST
Since our launch in June 2020, the Maverick Party has adopted a twin-track approach to engage Western Canadians; those who have not abandoned their belief that changes to the current constitution will
provide a better future for Western Canadians, and those who believe nothing will change for the better until we achieve an independent Western Nation. While we are advocating to give Canada one last opportunity to make the constitutional changes that will finally provide fairness to our western region, we will simultaneously continue building towards independence, should central and eastern Canada reject our entreaties.
To view the detailed constitutional amendments, go to www.maverickparty.ca/twintrack
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