As you know our leader Mr. Doug Christie was taken from us on March 11 of this year. He will be sorely missed but his dream, our dream, lives on - an end to colonial rule of the West. Our dream of a new nation, a nation that is truly strong and free. A nation where our resources and our labour are truly our own.
My name is Paul St. Laurent. Western born and raised, it is my honor to accept the interim leadership of the Western Block Party.
The general meeting that had been planned for June has been postponed, no new date has been set. We will reschedule when the urgent business of party declarations has been attended to.
With our recent loss I believe we are in dire straits as a political party. The Western Block Party is a National Party and as such we must continue to meet all federal obligations, including the requirement to re-register every 3 years. We need your signed commitment in support of our continued existence by mid June.
Once registration has been renewed we will be able to make plans for the future. Keltie Zubko, Doug Christie’s partner in life, law and politics has agreed to continue as official agent. Our auditor has agreed to continue as well. The Western Block Party has a new board of directors. All are long time supporters including Clive Edwards, who ran as a candidate for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon in the last federal election. The legal framework is in place. It is now up to you personally as members and supporters.
The dream of Western Separation will never die. The Western Block Party is an important and useful tool in achieving our Western Sovereignty. It is a difficult thing to create a political party. A great deal of time, sweat and treasure has gone into bringing us to where we are today. We must keep this party alive. If we lose our registration I fear we will be unable to regain our status as a national political party.
To secure our continuation as a national registered party that represents the West we must submit signed Declarations of support to Elections Canada. You will find a copy of the Declaration enclosed with this letter. Please complete it and return it at as soon as possible to me, Paul St. Laurent, Keltie Zubko or any of the directors. We will tally them and send them to Elections Canada.
I ask all supporters to sign up at least one new member, be it a coworker, relative, neighbor, anyone who is supportive of our cause.
Yours in Freedom,
Paul St. Laurent,
Leader Western Block Party of Canada
Recently, in the National Post, Lawrence Solomon wrote a very interesting article in which he criticized the two alternatives of withdrawing from any involvement in the Middle East and simply rewarding our friends and punishing our enemies as he put it. His third alternative was apparently to assist in the creation of smaller, ethnically homogenous states as I understand it. But a sentence leapt off the page that resonated in my mind as a much broader perception of the hundred year period from 1850 to 1950.
He said “the Western world has got to take responsibility for the artificial nations it has created.” He was speaking, of course, of the renunciation of colonialism that created such nations as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and Libya. In each of these entities, he correctly identified that diverse and obviously hostile ethnic groups were confined within the same borders, and ultimately caused a form of radicalization and detachment from tradition and stability, which today is manifest in a strident anti-Americanism. He could equally have said that the creations of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and the division and transfer of Prussia to Poland and to Russia, likewise created ethnic tensions which have never really been resolved.
It occurred to me that these perceptions cover a period of time from approximately 1850 to 1950, during which period the European powers abandoned the entities which they had amalgamated and administered as colonies. From a Western Canadian perspective, this particularly applied to the creation of Canada. It was, after all, the amalgamation of vast, diverse areas with conflicting interests, ideologies, languages, and cultures into one country which has emerged as a multicultural polyglot. Today, it reflects the modern version of United Nations chaos. It has, in fact, no identity, no culture, no common language, no flag that reflects any value whatsoever, but compromise, compromise, compromise.
As long as these entities, created artificially and completely without reference to ethnic identity, tradition, language, or culture, are involved in a period of relative prosperity, conflict does not appear to occur, but the Middle East is a perfect example of what in the long run will happen to every multicultural nation.
Canada is, today, an institution created by 19th Century thinking, by a group of colonial officials in London who wished to divest themselves of a vast, administrative nightmare, where for over 4000 miles of territory, they lacked sufficient resources to either police, control, or alternatively benefit. They made the practical decision of delegating all their authority to something “Canadian.” There never was, in actual fact, an entity known as Canada. In the same sense that today’s Syria is made up of conflicting groups, Alawites, Kurds, Sunni, and Shi’ite Muslim interests, there is an overwhelming tendency to impose authority by force, currently demonstrated by Hafez Assad, and in Libya for the same reason previously imposed by the Gadhafi family.
The West, in hope of its stability, had subsidized, supported, and in fact funded dictators like Saddam Hussein, Hafez Assad, and Gadhafi, all of whom they could deal with, much as they did with Egypt’s president, Mubarak, by giving them money. That whole system is coming unravelled today and the biggest area of stability appears to be the absolutely monarchy of Saudi Arabia and the rather polyglot nation of India. Pakistan, it appears, is lapsing into a form of narco-political anarchy.
All of these concerns demonstrate the fragility and lack of stable traditional harmony which a nation deserves and which a nation can achieve.
Mr. Solomon pointed out the success of the South Sudan separation from the north of Sudan. The latter is stridently Muslim and extremely hostile to the West and South Sudan is a proud ally of the West.
In the same way, Canada could be divided into the regions of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes, being three separate entities, the four western provinces being one country with a common language and a common interest in resource production. Only over time could a common culture emerge, by a closer identification with the essential interests of the people living in the region. Canada today is a unique bastion of stability in a world of economic, debt-ridden chaos. Ireland, Europe, the United States, all former areas of wealth and prosperity, are sinking into debt depravity. Canada, on the other hand, supporting its economy essentially by the export of Western Canadian resources, is relatively stable with the continuing ignorance of Western Canadians that the wealth of Canada is being borne on their backs with the taxation they provide being used to subsidize such wasteful enterprise as the perpetual education at minimal cost of Quebec university students.
Gradually, Western Canadians are waking up, and much as the South Sudanese became much better off when they were free and independent, Western Canadians will soon learn the same salutary lesson. The essential ingredients of Western Separatism therefore are as follows:
A realization of the colonial arrangement that created Canada.
A realization of the costs of Confederation to Western Canada.
The political will to do what is legally possible, ratified by the Clarity Act, and upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada, which is conduct a referendum for independence in each province of Western Canada, and amalgamate a nation from the provinces so choosing, with a regionally-elected Senate, a common language, common economic policy, smaller government, and constitutional rights of referendum, initiative, and recall.
The foregoing formula will rectify the irresponsible transfer of authority to the government of Canada of 1867, which once done was never possible to correct, change, or rectify, because of the fact its constitution became and was at that time, un-amendable and impossibly complicated.
Our job in the Western Block is to create a new wave of understanding, and a hope for the future by the recognition of the hundred years of irresponsibility that produced chaos around the world from 1850 to 1950, and from India to the Middle East to Canada, set up countries that had no right or benefit to their existence.
The Coming Police State
Recently, while watching an American television program called “Law & Order,” I heard a statement presented as an introduction to the program which truly shocked: “The criminal justice system has two parts, the police who apprehend criminals and the prosecutors who present evidence of their crimes in court.” To a vast audience of the young, naïve, and perhaps unsophisticated, this is all there is. I thought this might be just an American view, but then I began to think of my experience.
I thought of W. T.’s case, where the police seized my client’s sailboat which was his only home, $47,000 in cash which he held in trust from investors in his boat during repairs, and then they took his car. He was left with a bicycle and a hotel bill. His crime? He has never been convicted of any drug crime since 1994, when he was fined $400 for cultivating marijuana. He is not charged with any crime now, nor are any criminal charges pending against him. No need of proof, no need of evidence of crime, just seizure by Canada Border Agency and Civil Forfeiture. Why bother with courts? Just take what you want if you carry a gun.
I thought of Bruce Montague, a former gunsmith who because he objects to the gun registry, refuses to obtain licenses or registration of his vast gun collection. He securely hides them in a secret sealed room so even the police can’t find them. After a trial in which the myriad of complex gun laws are presented to a confused jury by a self-assured prosecutor, they convict him of unsafe storage, improper storage, and unlawful possession, and in 120 counts damn him for keeping his own property, safely. Unsatisfied with that, the government wants forfeiture of all the guns, ammunition, and other items seized. The court partly agrees. The province wants civil forfeiture of his log house, which he and his family built with their own hands from scratch. In that action, they have no right to remain silent, no right to a jury, no right to the presumption of innocence, and no right to proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The state needs only prove a balance of probabilities.
There are many more examples I could give, but I shall stop with these two examples. The first statement at the beginning of “Law & Order” reveals the premise of all the rest. There is no person ever wrongly accused, no need of a defence counsel, no need of an impartial judge, no need of a trial really. Just take the money, property, savings, and home of the alleged criminal. Crime pays – the State. Thus, a police state arrives with no dictatorial revolution. Why is this? There are three main reasons...
1. Firstly, the average Canadian wants to be nice and sees police as nice, so to be accepted as Canadian, they help police. This is supposed to be the way to prove patriotism in the minds of many. Police are well paid, respected, privileged, and trusted to carry guns, so they must be right. This is an impression based on prestige and the desire to be acceptable.
2. Secondly, the average Canadian can see what has happened to those who stand up to authority, to either question or reject (or as authorities would say “to defy”) authority. They can see what happens to those on the disapproval side of authority and they are very afraid it might happen to them. This is a very powerful impression based on fear, subtle unstated but effective fear.
3. Thirdly, there is a strong sense of conformity in society and an inherent belief in all groups that their leadership must be nice and benevolent. This permeates society because to believe otherwise creates discomfort, alienation, and among moral beings (to which category most ordinary people belong) a strong obligation to do something about it. Much easier to just believe in the system and if some G8 protester gets locked up without trial or charge, he or she must have done something wrong. This group delusion is based on the herd instinct, conformity, laziness, and comfort in the status quo. Put another way, change is uncomfortable and inertia prevents it.
What is the Remedy?
The police state is really the last phase of a decadent culture, in denial of its founding premises. It really appeals to all the worst features of an entrenched elite, to which everybody struggles to conform and to belong. This is precisely where Canada is now. The elite owns and controls the media, and elects the politicians, who appoint the judges, who impose the desires of the State with absolute unquestioning obedience. Canada has left power in the hands of a Central Canadian Mafia since 1867 and left the West and the Maritimes as useless appendages, of no consequence unless the opinions of the Ontario and Quebec mafia appear to disagree. In that case, the election is actually decided with votes from Western Canada.
So to restore true democracy, a Triple-E Senate, referendum, initiative, and recall, to re-establish a vision of liberty throughout our land, we must free the West. Change in Canada in a positive sense is impossible. Those who wanted a Triple-E Senate discovered this when they attempted to amend the constitution and ran head first into the wall of opposition in Ontario and Upper Canada. Improvement in a positive sense in Western Canada is inevitable and desirable. What can we in the West have? The essential alternative between a growing, intrusive, burdensome police state, ramming their way into our lives, or Independence and a whole new way of self-government where our voices really count. The bitterness of many at the growing police state requires a return to a peaceful referendum to avoid violence. Violence of any individual merely legitimizes much more effective violence by the state against the individual. Thus, we see our final goal of Independence as the only way for positive, constructive change and to sideline forever all talk of violence. Ordinary people need to join and support our movement for positive change.
Socialism Rising in Eastern Canada
May 24, 2012
Canada is basically a conflicting ideological divisional. Eastern Canada is essentially a socialist entity that believes in redistribution of wealth and equalization from rich to poor. The West, on the other hand, ideologically, historically, and consistently has believed in private property, free enterprise, individual liberty, and the concept of limited government. When you put these two together and add to the mix that Eastern Canada has the population and the majority of seats in the House of Commons, you have a recipe for a socialist bully dictating to a free enterprise little school boy. I don’t mean by that that Western Canada is consisting of anything in the way of intellectual inferiority to the superior numbers of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes, but I do say that power wise, Western Canada has very little in Ottawa. It was therefore only a matter of time until a true socialist found the secret of power in Canada: rob the rich from the West and bribe the voters of the East with the wealth from the West. It’s rather like a game of marbles by a couple of school boy where the smaller player wins or starts with a majority of marbles, and the bigger player says before the game starts: “it’s time for you to share.” That’s how bullies work. That’s how Canada works.
Mr. Mulcair has now done what the half-hearted socialists of the Liberal Party set out to play with, but he’s serious. Thomas Mulcair has hit upon the solution to power in Ottawa very simply by turning Ontario against Alberta and Saskatchewan, and at the same time demonstrating the successful formula of Ontario seats against Western lack thereof.
To quote from the National Post of May 14, an article by Michael Den Tandt, “to see the logic, one need only take a look at seat distribution after reallocation, set to go into effect before the next federal election. Ontario, with 106 seats now, will have 121 after re-allocation, out of a total seat count of 338. Quebec will have 78 seats, British Columbia 42, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba 34, 14, and 14, respectively. In other words, the three Prairie provinces combined will hold just 62 seats – less than half Ontario’s tally.”
Thomas Mulcair can make a winning formula out of the urban seats of Ontario and the steady NDP and socialist seats in Quebec. Why is Quebec socialist? For the simple reason that they have lived off the proceeds of Ottawa’s theft from Western Canada for a long time and don’t look likely to cease doing so.
Quoting further from the article of Michael Den Tandt: “The fertile soil in which Mulcair will plant his seeds will be resentment – specifically, Ontarians’ resentment of their declining fortunes vis-à-vis Albertans’.”
Western Canada is a rising tide of prosperity based upon a careful and sensitive development of its resources. Our limited population is already drawing labour from Newfoundland and the Maritimes. A more interesting analysis emerges from the popularity of the Conservative government in various parts of the country, which further demonstrates this thesis and the vulnerability of the government to the Ontario mafia that basically dominates the House of Commons. As of May 8, 2012, the following is a percentage of support for Prime Minister Harper in the various provinces, as follows:
BC – 57%
Alberta – 71%
Saskatchewan & Manitoba – 58%
Ontario – 48%
Quebec – 29%
Atlantic Canada – 43%
Similarly in an article of May 15, we have the approval of the federal government’s management of the economy, as follows:
BC – 69%
Alberta – 74%
Saskatchewan & Manitoba – 69%
Ontario – 57%
Quebec – 38%
Atlantic Canada – 55%
As you can see, the only place where the Prime Minister and the Conservative government has any real strength is in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Ontario hangs around 50% and in the balance will be decided by the urban votes of the very powerful area of Toronto and Ottawa. They are never going to go Conservative.
With the demise of the Liberal Party, who were sort of half-hearted socialists, and the rise of Thomas Mulcair with his firm base in Quebec and popularity with the blaming of Western Canada for Ontario’s declining economy, you can see the inevitable logic of his opportunism.
What does this mean for Western Separatism? Well, quite clearly, Western Canada as it has always had enjoys two choices: it can separate or it can surrender to the power base of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. In other words, the multitudes demanding surrender of Western Canada’s marbles has the bullying muscle to take it if we don’t give it up voluntarily. In the face of this, it’s really ridiculous for a Western Canadian, be they socialist or otherwise, to desire to “share” with Ottawa Western Canadian resources. Simply put, it means that the future of Western Canada will be expended to bribe the voters of Central Canada with largess they didn’t earn or produce, and leave Western Canada once again hewers of wood, drawers of oil and natural gas, without any compensation for the efforts they make. In short, Canada will drain the resources of Western Canada to subsidize a bankrupt and broken government, and the rundown second-rate auto assembly industry of Ontario, and a rather subsidized industrial base of Quebec. Without handouts and bribes, it’s doubtful Quebec would have very much in the way of industry, government contracts comprising most of what they have to employ their citizens. No money for subsidies and Quebec is gone.
Therefore, the only logical alternative for a Western Canadian who values private property is Independence, and soon with Thomas Mulcair drawing the battle lines very distinctly, this will be obvious to more and more Western Canadians. Thankfully, surrender looks like a less preferable option to more and more people.
hereto hear Western Block Party leader
Doug Christie interviewed by Nathan Clarke.
WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED?
Back when Stephen Harper was
President of the National Citizens Coalition, he had this
to say about free speech:
rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on
our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a
democratic society. It is in fact totalitarianism. I find
this is very scary stuff.
Will the government amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to
prevent unwarranted interferences in free expression by
human rights commissions?
The government has no plans to do so. We’re certainly
aware of the issue. My understanding—we’ve been
monitoring this closely—I think you’ll actually see
there’s been some modification of behaviour on the part
of the Canadian human rights commissions. The most
egregious cases right now are mostly at the provincial
level. And it is a very tricky issue of public policy
because obviously, as we’ve seen, some of these powers
can be abused. But they do exist for valid reasons, which
is obviously to prevent public airwaves from being used to
disseminate hate against vulnerable members of our
society. That’s a valid objective. It’s probably the
case that we haven’t got the balance right, but I’m
not sure the government today has any answer on what an
appropriate balance would be.
What's changed between then
and now? Then, Harper was the leader of an organization
based in Calgary; now, he is the leader of an organization
based in Ottawa. It's as simple as that. Harper has many
failings, but he knows how to count; BC, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Alberta together have only 92 seats in
the House of Commons, while Quebec and Ontario together
Our Central Canadian elite
has decided that only repression can keep our Tower of
Babel from crashing to earth. Here in the West, we can
huff and puff till we're blue in the face, but it's all
wasted breath if the East decides otherwise.
B? The West tried that before. It was
called the Reform Party, and it was 15 years of wasted
breath. The real Plan B is Western Independence, which is
the only plan that will return to us our God-given right
of free speech.
Real Canadians, as defined by
our Eastern masters
FIRST THINGS FIRST
foundational strategy of our party is to secure for
Western Canadians a referendum for Independence.
Western Canada is independent, our policies will be
decided on a regular basis by thorough, free, public
debate followed by citizen-initiated referenda on all
and corrupt politicians who place their vote at the
disposal of the highest bidder will be a thing of the past
as people become actively involved in the political
then, however, attempts to divide the movement with
fractious debate over post-Independence arguments will be
resisted by the leadership of our party. We do not yet
have the power to choose, and we will never have it unless
we unite to achieve it.
H. Christie, Leader, Western Block Party
BASIC POLICY OF THE WESTERN
Our one goal is to achieve
Independence for all Western Canada after referenda in
each of the four Western provinces.
We seek to establish a new
nation with four basic qualities:
constitutional right to direct democracy—recall,
referendum and initiative—applicable
to all laws and measures.
A bicameral (two-house) legislature, with representation
by region in the upper house and representation by
population (one person, one vote) in the lower house.
Two levels of government, national and municipal.
referendum on the constitution after its drafting by a
independent judiciary beholden to a constitution based on
the principles of liberty and personal responsibility.
December 10, 2008
The resources of Western
Canada taxed at source are sufficient to provide for all
necessary health, education, pension and social benefits
to Western Canadians without a personal income tax.
Instead, we donate billions to Ottawa to to bribe the
voters of Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces.
The Western economy can pay
all necessary pensions with greatly reduced pensions so
long as we can control immigration to our tax haven. No
federal party can speak against immigration for fear of
the ethnic vote, which demands an open door policy.
Independence is the only
option that will protect both our economy and our culture.
How long can you wait and watch the plunder of our
Douglas H. Christie
Leader, Western Canada Concept
December 9, 2008
NEW WESTERN SEPARATIST
issue of the Western Separatist has just been
published, and you can find it online here.
December 9, 2008
DOUG CHRISTIE'S QUOTATION OF
is really four countries: the West, Ontario, Quebec and
the Atlantic provinces. No matter who leads any federal
party, Parliament will always be dysfunctional. Only with
smaller countries united in a common interest can
democratic government function properly. Western Canada
should be such a nation.
December 8, 2008
MISTER HARPER WANTS THE WEST
TO GO BACK TO SLEEP
Harper: He's had his say; now it's our turn
For a brief moment, it looked as if the vast majority of
Western Canadians were awakening to how the Canadian
system really works. With the Conservative Party
of all seats in Western Canada, two
Quebeckers and one Torontonian could control the House of
Commons. So he pressured the Governor General into
proroguing Parliament to win time to “influence” the
Coalition and keep his job. Harper wants the West to go
back to sleep. He doesn’t want us to ponder the truth
that even if he remains Prime Minister, Canada will still
be ruled by Quebec and Ontario. Why do we put up with
this? Now, Stephen Harper may benefit thereby, but what do
we gain by continuing to subsidize their oil and
their natural gas and prop up their failing auto industry?
How long can we ignore the obvious? How long are you going
to allow this costly farce to continue? Free the West!
results suggest a sure-fire winner in a Most
Boring Headline contest: "Little
Change In Canadian Election."But
the big change in Canadian politics remains gradual yet
ineluctable: the emerging answer to Canada’s version of
Question: whether it can survive as a
nation-state, the particular expression of a particular
people. Canada as a single polity—A
mari usque ad mare(from sea to sea) as it
says on Canada's coat
its dissolution is taking longer than I predicted in this
space two years ago. (In my
defence, I hadn’t
counted on Quebec’s separatist
openly homosexual coke-sniffer for its
leader. Guess how that worked
out.) But now more than ever, Canada is not
a nation (with one caveat, of which more later). Neither
is it a "community
of communities," as former PM Joe
Clark once claimed.
No, Canada is an ongoing blackmail/bribery scheme, a mere
political contrivance, a conglomeration of seven
increasingly dissimilar and fractious regions—Newfoundland,
the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward
Ontario, the Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta),
British Columbia and the Arctic (Yukon, Northwest
if that weren’t enough, our three largest cities,
and Montreal, will soon be majority "visible
in a country where over 80% of the population remain
members of the barely-tolerated white majority.
Harper’s Conservative Party was re-elected to another
minority government Tuesday. The numbers:
143 (of 308 seats, 12 short of a majority), up 19;
popular vote 37.6%, up 1.3%
76, down 23; 26.2%, down 4.0%
Democratic Party 37, up 8; 18.2%, up .8%
Québécois 50 (of 75), down 1; 10.0%, down .5%
Party 0, same; 6.8%, up 2.3%
2, up 1
(seven seats) dumped its three Conservatives, because
Premier Danny Williams demanded it. Williams hates Stephen
Harper because he won’t let the province keep all its
newfound oil royalties and continue to grab its eternal annual fortune in transfer payments
in recognition of its have-not status.
Maritime Provinces (25 seats), despite their history of
selling their seats to the highest bidder, elected a bare
plurality of Liberals, and the plunge in the Liberal
popular vote presaged a disastrous showing country-wide.
Given local jealousies, it is entirely possible Maritimers
voted against Williams, who is remarkably arrogant for a
man who leads a province where barely half the population
its leader Gilles Duceppe boasted, the Bloc took a
majority of Quebec seats for the sixth straight election.
Politically, Quebec (75 seats) has already left Canada.The
Liberal Party did not win a single seat in Francophone
Quebec, a complete change from the days of Pierre Trudeau,
suggesting that the party’s historic raison
d’être has disappeared.The
Conservatives, however, gained no seats in Quebec, despite
Harper’s unprecedented pandering: giving the province
(now only 22% of Canada’s population) its own seat in
UNESCO, guaranteeing it a permanent duopoly in the agency
that regulates the broadcast media, offering it a separate
Criminal Code (blatantly unconstitutional) and compelling
his party to recognize Quebec as a "nation"
in the House of Commons.
Conservatives made their largest gains in Ontario,
Canada’s most populous province (106 seats). The
Liberals were reduced to their ethnic redoubt of Toronto,
Ontario’s largest city. My friend Jay Currie has dubbed
the Liberals "the
Toronto Party". But "the
Immigrant Party" is closer to the truth. Between
Toronto and Montreal, their other ethnic redoubt, the
Liberals garnered 41 (54%) of their total seats.
Liberals were almost wiped out on the Prairies, taking two
of 56 seats. Leader Stéphane Dion’s climate-change
"Green Shift" (think Al Gore with carte blanche) succeeded only in shifting Liberal votes everywhere
the Liberals did almost as badly in British Columbia (32
seats), taking only five and running behind the Green
Party in no fewer than 10.
was the big loser on Tuesday. He is easily the worst Liberal
leader of my lifetime. A peevish academic,
he manages to be both effete and epicene. His own people
despise him, and his obstinate
refusal to master English—despite
spending a year at Brookingsin Washington—made
him an obvious non-starter in English Canada. His party is
broke and crippled by internecine feuding.
Conservative leader Harper was not a big winner. For the
third time in a row, he failed to win the majority that
seemingly should have been his for the asking. Why not?
Well, it’s not simply that he rejects the Sailer
Strategy; it’s more that he’s the anti-Sailer
candidate. Harper is a Bush clone, an
unrepentant neocon whose only known enthusiasms are Israel
and American global hegemony. Like Bush, he has worked
assiduously to attenuate the Conservative base. His ethnic
pandering reached a new low: apologizing (and paying
redress for) the Chinesehead tax, which ended
in 1923; apologizing for turning back a
boatload of Sikhs
promising even-higher immigrant levels, even as the
proportion of skilled immigrants falls to 17.5% of the
total; promising to force the provinces to recognize immigrant
medical and other credentials; standing
foursquare behind Canada’s
perhaps even embracing the Sailer Strategy in Anglophone
Canada wouldn’t have been sufficient. The Canadian "National
Question" is peculiarly complex. Kenney’s faux
pas reveals the impossibility of the task Harper—or
any federal party leader—faces
in the confederation of regions that is Canada. He cannot
both suck up to immigrants and appeal to a Quebec that is openly
rejecting multiculturalism. He cannot stand
as the champion of the West while continuing to shovel unearned
billions to feed the inexhaustible
appetites of the East. He cannot claim to stand for
"unity" while insisting that one linguistic
group gets to be a "nation," while the other
gets to pretend it doesn’t exist.
is a political
circle that can’t be squared. The
people(s) of Canada are coming to realize it. On Tuesday,
voter turnout reached an all-time low of 59%. The
reckoning is soon at hand.
PAPERS NOW ONLINE
Western Separatist Papers, the official newsletter
of the Western Canada Concept since 1983, are now posted here.
Inside, you'll find political commentaries from our leader
Doug Christie, as well as the facts you'll need to embrace
the cause of Western Independence—
if you haven't already!
December 4, 2008
OLD WORLD WISDOM
Jean, our peripatetic Governor General, rushed
back to Canada Wednesday to deal with the
constitutional crisis fomented by the creation of Stephane
Dion's Liberal-Socialist-Sovereigntist coalition. The GG
was forced to cut short her trip to Hungary, the Czech
significant about this? Well, the latter three nations did
not exist as independent countries 20 years ago. Slovenia
left Yugoslavia after a referendum,
and Czechoslovakia split after the Velvet
Divorce. Before independence, they
languished as provinces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and
then as slaves of the Communist Empire. Today, they are
free, peaceful and prosperous. So, whenever anyone tells
you it's "preposterous" that the four provinces
of Western Canada could ever be free, give them a history
Jean in Prague: Back from the
December 3, 2008
DOUG CHRISTIE IN THE WESTERN
Block Party leader Doug Christie was interviewed Monday by
Matthew Johnston of the Western Standard. You can
read the interview here.
And while you're at the site, be sure to check the WS's
2005 poll, which revealed that 36% of
Westerners thought we "should begin to explore the
idea of forming their own country." We suspect that
after the events of the last week, 36% might be a trifle
December 3, 2008
LET'S BE FRIENDS
Western Block Party and the Western Canada Concept now
have a Facebook page, which you can see here.
We're not exactly sure what Facebook
is, but we're told it's madly popular among the younger
folk. Seriously though, this site gives you the
opportunity to connect with other members and to post your
thoughts on Western separatism.
DON'T RESIGN, JOIN THE
today that possibly dozens of Conservative MPs
(overwhelmingly from the West, one supposes) are
considering resigning their seats in protest against the
Liberal-Socialist-Sovereigntist coalition. This would
force by-elections that would presumably demonstrate the
depth of Western anger at Stephane
Dion becoming Prime Minister. But here's a better idea —
resign from the Conservative caucus
instead and sit as Western Block Party MPs! If you resign
and are re-elected, you'll still be Conservatives, still
beholden to the electoral power of Quebec and Ontario. You
have nothing to lose but your chains!
Bloc Quebecois was formed
out of the depths of Quebecois anger after the defeat of
Lake Accord in 1990. The new party swept
Quebec three years later, and today Stephane Dion's
would-be coalition could not survive without it. The
looming payoffs to Quebec if Dion takes power can only be
imagined. There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which,
taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Come on Tory MPs,
it's time to get your feet wet.
Coalition capos: Two
Quebecois and an Ontarian: Quelle surprise!
December 2, 2008
A MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER OF THE WESTERN BLOCK PARTY
have had a number of inquiries from a number of people
obviously concerned about the political crisis in Ottawa.
This, in my opinion, is the logical outcome of a
fundamentally flawed system. There is no way to rectify
the problems that the Ottawa government has created and it
is a waste of time for Western Canadians to continue to
pour tax dollars into a corrupt and bankrupt system.
Therefore, to those of you who are dismayed or concerned
by what is going in Ottawa, I strongly urge you to do the
a group of Westerners who believe that Western Canada
as an independent nation is a better option;
a Western Block Constituency Association and hold
meetings to discuss what should be done in your area;
sufficient numbers appear to exist, see if you can
contact us to arrange a meeting in a central location
with a number of others in your area, so that we can
have a successful public meeting to discuss these
matters and I can answer any questions you may have at
you have any other intervening questions, I would be happy
to address them by email.
worst thing that can happen in this situation is to do
nothing. Western Canadians have done nothing for far too
long, and merely complaining about the problem does not
accomplish the solution. The independence of Western
Canada is the only viable political solution to an
unbalanced federal system which favours Quebec and Ontario
and has consistently plundered Western resources. If you
have any doubt about this, ask yourself what happens to
the Canadian dollar when the price of oil goes down?
at the Western Block Party look forward to communicating
on a one-to-one basis, but with the volume of material
arriving by email, it has been made necessary to draft a
standard form answer. This does not mean that I am unaware
or have not read the emails you have sent, but they all
seem to reflect a common theme: the frustration and
confusion of Western Canadians.
am one person who has consistently advocated independence
for Western Canada since 1974. I am the one person who has
consistently explained it in a rational manner and brought
it to the attention of Western Canadians through public
meetings and discourse. My goal is to make sure that each
of you do not allow your frustrations to fall back into
apathy as has happened many times. Unique and different
perspectives of each Western Canadian as to why we feel
the frustrations we do, must surely not allow us to be
divided and conquered once again. For once, let us unite
in forming the one true alternative in the nation of
Western Canada which we all can look upon with pride as an
accomplishment of our generation, rather than curse the
darkness created by previous generations of incompetent
you for your support and attention. Please keep in mind
that unless your support manifests itself in some sort of
monetary assistance, this exchange of information could
amount to nothing but the ventilation of frustration. We
cannot allow this moment of understanding to pass without
concrete, constructive, lawful, political action.
for the independence of Western Canada,
Douglas H. Christie
December 2, 2008
SIGN THE PETITION TO VOTE FOR INDEPENDENCE!
Please click here, then print and photocopy our petition (back and front on one
piece of paper to keep it unified). Then get it filled out
by 10 of your friends and pass on a
blank petition form to each of them for their similar
effort. Then mail it to us at
Western Block Party
810 Courtney Street
a record a record of the names for future contact and
we have 100,000 signatures from each province, we will
deliver them to the Premiers of British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the request for
referendums. How fast can you do this? Remember that
donations to the Western Block Party will enable us to
expand our efforts and move faster to make the new nation
of Western Canada a political reality.
COMIC OPERA CALLED CANADA—A SEPARATIST'S COMPLAINT
By Douglas H. Christie
pure venality of the pigs at the trough is hard to take.
One gets the same impression of the squealing of the
Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois when they see a move to
cut their party off from public funds. Party donations
should be neither
publicly funded, limited or tax deductible. If a few rich
people could fund a party, many not so rich could still do
better, as did Obama. The regulation of party funding is
equivalent to strangulation by bureaucracy for anyone who
knows what difficulty party funding regulations create.
having suffered losses in the last election, the three by
linking arms plan to take over the government, which the
people in the voting denied them. Out of the darkness
(literally and figuratively) comes Ed Broadbent and Jean
Chretien both maneuvering for new power. Only in a comic
opera would two such macabre figures have a chance. But
they do in Canada. They could take over the country.
elected party “leader” with the largest numbers backs
down from a fight with the three cripples for fear the
result would be loss of position. He cannot call their
bluff because deep down he knows he too is bluffing and he
likes his position. It’s really a battle of four
cripples—four moral cripples—three against one. The
result is survival of the mediocre and the restoration of
the status quo. Disaster in the microcosm—the world
economic collapse—mirrors disaster in the microcosm, the
mad world of Canadian politics. Do you not think Western
Canadians could do better?
initiative and recall (direct democracy) would reduce the
powers of these petty little people who strut and posture
in that Gothic museum on the Rideau. It seems obvious
their pretend fighting and real tax powers would be
meaningless if the people who pay them—the
taxpayers—had a routine, regular and constitutional
right to stop, control and redirect them. Suddenly
democracy would have a real meaning and people would need
to become responsible and involved in the process. As
things stand, a 35-day public relations campaign, financed
by massive public expenditures, helps the people to choose
who is the better liar. Their promises mean nothing. (GST
direct democracy is like holy water to a vampire for them.
Heavens, how could people decide on complicated
legislation like we create? That’s the point—for those
that need them, the laws of Canada are like a mystery
religion with an arcane language only the priesthood
(i.e., the lawyers who wrote them, argue them in court and
judge them) can understand. Thus law never resembles
justice, and bureaucracy just grows with the tax bills.
Canadian Constitution fundamentally drawn in 1867
(notwithstanding the window dressing Charter of 1982)
still gives all the political power to Quebec and Ontario.
It creates a Senate all appointed by the Prime Minister of
the day, stacked in favour of Quebec and Ontario. The
Prime Minister still appoints all judges, heads of
commissions, ambassadors, consultants and a myriad of
sinecures. What a paradise of patronage and corruption for
the best liar in the country to enjoy.
to support this massive hot air balloon we need cohesive
ethnic and social groups. They get the same patronage
grants and favours as the rest of the country, and in
exchange they influence in the “election” of one of
their number to run the government. Support the
party—collect the cash. They get rewards if their team
wins, or they have to plot for better luck next time. In
Ottawa, they call this democracy.
free speech—when we allow it to mean praise of Canada
and its “tolerance,” just like the good, old Soviet
days. For those who say “ethnic politics is taking over
the country”—such people need to be reeducated by
“dialogue facilitators” (as at Queen’s University)
or maybe prosecuted as “hate” criminals. Naturally,
our judges—duly trained in Newspeak—can nuance the
words “reasonable limits as are demonstrably justifiable
in a free and democratic society” to punish the enemies
and reward the friends of the establishment. Their
judgments can be monitored, and if that’s not enough the
Judicial Institute can reeducate them to reward the
compliant and sidetrack the non-compliant. Only the
“educated” judges will ever reach the Supreme Court
where all the real power lies. “Free speech is never
absolute!” Keep driving that home. Pretty soon you can
take the “absolute” out of that sentence.
Canada, the comic opera country. But unlike Gilbert and
Sullivan, there really isn’t a happy ending. More like a
farce with a tragic ending. Of the many noble men and
women who tried to make the system work fairly and justice
possible, a hostile bureaucracy will squash them like
bugs. The taxes required to recycle incompetence will keep
the slaves on the treadmill until they drop, wondering
what happened to the country they were born in and thought
they could leave to their children intact.
Separatism presents the only viable option. Each province
under the Clarity Act
has a legal right to separate with a “clear question”
and a “clear majority” in a referendum. Each
provincial government can put the question to their people
at any time they choose. Our goal is to raise awareness of
this option and deliver 100,000 names on a petition for
Independence to the premiers of each Western province. We
can create a new nation with one government with sovereign
authority, a Triple E Senate, where all provinces have
equal power and the rights of referendum, initiative and
recall to give people the power to decide issues between
elections and bind the legislature to their decisions. The
opportunities to use modern technology to tap the
democratic will are endless and exciting, but Canadians
are stuck with 19th-century chicanery.
federalist replies: Western Separatism, why that’s
radical, isn’t it? They would never be able to govern
themselves. They need our expertise in the fine art of
fraud to keep Canada together, speaking all three official
languages. Say it once in English, a different version in
French and, just in case, the third version in doubletalk.
The media—coast to coast to coast—all agree. If they
don’t, we in Ottawa would take away their licences or
have our colonials in the provinces do it until they came
to their dubious senses (the media that is). Thus Western
Separatism, that quaint notion of a new Western Canada,
with an elected Senate and citizens power will never
emerge as a real option. We in Ottawa can see to that. We
will ensure that our supply of Western resource revenues
will enable us to bail out dead manufacturers in Ontario.
We will distribute cheques to defeat Quebec separatists.
Brilliant really. Get back to work and pay your taxes.
Federalist elite in Canada has always viewed the West as a
collection of knuckle-dragging, redneck idiots, good
cannon fodder for war, good taxpayers in peace.
Federalists have always ensured that their representatives
were elected to fill all posts or were appointed to all
positions of authority even in Western Canada. We must not
say “The West Wants In” anymore. We
want out. The petition for a referendum is the
means. We will deliver 100,000 signatures from each
province to each premier. We will ask you to join us in
building a separatist option in Western Canada. The
Western Block Party is the only Federally registered
separatist party and thus the only party that can issue
tax receipts for donations to the separatist cause. We ask
for your support in turning our goal into reality and
putting Canada’s comic opera to an end—a happy end.
December 1, 2008
DOUG CHRISTIE SPEAKS: THE WESTERN BLOCK PARTY PART 2
Come back soon for more
The Western Block Party has
nominated Patricia O'Brien as its candidate in the BC
riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.
DOUG CHRISTIE SPEAKS: THE WESTERN BLOCK PARTY PART 1
Come back soon for more
DOUG CHRISTIE ON
WBP WESTERN TOUR 2008 (SASKATOON, LEDUC, CALGARY, REGINA,
These small but vigorous meetings saw the appearance of many new and encouraging members. I realize that great movements depend on the events of history. But we are ahead of the events that are soon to come. The “Green Shift” will inevitably win support in Ontario and Quebec.
Stéphane Dion is well on his way to the return to power the Liberals always make. There is a likely federal election in October or November. Then a Liberal majority is possible, and a Liberal minority is likely. Back to the same old game of Ontario and Quebec calling all the expenditures and raising Western taxes. The National Energy Policy is a new form can and will repeat history. It will all be wrapped up in a green mask.
The new members of the Western Block Party are the wave of the future. History will prove us right. I congratulate you on your brave and free decision to join the Western Block. Together we can change the course of history and build a new nation on a firm and just foundation.
Yours for Independence,
'GREEN SHIFT' SHIFTS MONEY
AND VOTES TO CENTRAL CANADA
(Western Block Party Press
Release #2, August 14, 2008)
VICTORIA - The latest Harris/Decima poll proves once again that beating up on the West is surest way to ensure electoral success in Ontario and Quebec, Western Block Party Leader Douglas Christie declared today. The poll, which shows the Liberals supplanting the Bloc Québécois in Quebec and surging to a nine-point lead over the Conservatives in Ontario, demonstrates that Stéphane Dion's "Green Shift" is the latest incarnation of Senator Keith Davey's age-old Liberal wisdom: "Screw the West, we'll take the rest."
Mr. Christie commented, "The 'Green Shift' has two purposes. The first is to shift the green-the money-from the West to Ottawa. The second is to shift political power back to Central Canada. The Liberals are bribing Ontario and Quebec with money stolen from the 'greenhouse' provinces, which just happen to be Alberta and Saskatchewan. It worked for Trudeau in 1980 and for Mr. Chrétien in 2000, and there is every indication it will work for Mr. Dion this year.
"The West can complain all it wants, but the plain facts are that the entire West has only 92 seats in the House of Commons, while Ontario and Quebec together have 181, almost twice as many. For the West, Canadian Confederation has been and remains nothing more than robbery by law. Only secession and full independence can free the West from Eastern robbery and secure its rightful economic prosperity."
THE NEW (WOULD BE) BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS
the following article from 2001 demonstrates, the Liberal
Party has always been keen to stick it to the West. Did
somebody say "Green Shift"?)
The West As Spoiled Teenager
Chretien adds insult to injury by saying the region that rejected him needs 'tough love'
Kevin Michael Grace The Report
January 21, 2001
If Jean Chretien and western Canada were a couple and had a song, it would be the Crystals' "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." As that oldie but goodie explains, "He couldn't stand to hear me say/That I'd been with someone new." Western Canadian voters have been with someone new--the Canadian Alliance--and demon lover Chretien knows just what they need: "Cause when he took me in his arms/With all the tenderness there is/He hit me, and he made me feel/Baby won't you stay..."
Asked during a Global TV interview December 22 why the Liberals had won only 17 seats in the West, Mr. Chretien replied, "You have to realize that when you vote [for] a national government, you vote to deal with the national problems and not always look only from a local perspective but look at it on the national perspective. I used the 'tough love' theory in Quebec and I still have a lot of scars on my political body for that, but I've been persistent and we managed to have 4.5% more in the popular vote."
Mr. Chretien had hit the West, but it didn't feel like a kiss. The West was thinking about calling the battered spouse hotline. Within the last six months, Mr. Chretien had declared that he did not like working with westerners because they are "different." After all, they supported the Alliance, which Mr. Chretien and Liberal cabinet minister Elinor Caplan had compared to neo-Nazis.
A parental help Web site explains: "The concept of responsible parental love has been developed by Phyllis and David York in their publication
Toughlove: A Self-Help Manual For Parents Troubled By Teen-Age
Behavior. It represents a firm, caring solution for families torn apart by completely unacceptable and 'acting-out' behavior...'Tough' love means giving teens clear-cut rules and reasonable limits and expecting them to abide by them." So westerners are the stupefied adolescents of the Canadian family: sulking in their basement, refusing to do chores, mooching off hard-working parents and "acting out" with swastika tattoos.
Westerners have reacted to macho Mr. Chretien with bemusement. Canada West Foundation president Roger Gibbins comments, "It's a very odd concept to apply to the West. I interpret tough love in Quebec as the tough part being hard on constitutional issues, like the Clarity Act, accompanied by very significant financial infusions, which is the love part. In the West there's no particular cry for special economic benefits and no inclination that the federal government would move in that direction."
National Citizens' Coalition president Stephen Harper responds, "I think Chretien just doesn't care. You've got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettoes and who are not integrated into western Canadian society."
It is expected that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Stephane Dion will reprise the tough love capo role he played to Mr. Chretien's satisfaction in his home province of Quebec, and will begin lecturing the West about federalism's myriad benefits. Mr. Harper argues, "It almost confirms the argument that Ottawa treats western Canada as a foreign country. Now we have an ambassador! Our representative is not somebody from here; it's somebody from there."
University of Calgary political science professor Thomas Flanagan says, "If Dion actually attempts to do this--coming out here to tell us that we are heavily taxed so that Quebec can get large transfer payments--it will make things worse. But my concern is not so much that we might have to endure some lectures but that if we are moving into a recession, if the government is strapped for money again, they're going to come looking for it in the West."
International trade agreements rule out another National Energy Program, but there are other ways to gut the western cat. Last year's row between then-Newfoundland premier (now Industry Minister) Brian Tobin and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein revealed that the Atlantic premiers think Alberta insufficiently "sharing." In other words, the net transfer of $3,000 every Alberta man, woman and child pays every year is not enough. Alberta Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Shirley McClellan does not rule out her province's participation in any such talks. "Alberta has always believed in a strong and united Canada, in a federalism that works. We have tried to work hard with Mr. Dion to see that our position is clearly understood. We've supported equalization and never complained, but we want our constitutional rights respected, and we want fairness."
B.C. premier-in-waiting Gordon Campbell takes a harder line. "The B.C. Liberal Party has a responsibility to the people of B.C. to speak up for our province and say what's best for it," he says. "Shipping billions to federal coffers and getting $13.4 million back--that's not the way confederation should work." He argues that B.C. and Alberta should "speak with a strong and united western voice" and advises the Atlantic provinces to "reflect on the successes they've seen in Alberta."
Alliance MP Rob Anders contends it is insane for Mr. Chretien to facilitate Albertans learning how much they give to Ottawa--and not just in equalization: "We're no drug addicts. If what we were getting before was called love, and whatever we are going to get afterwards is going to be called tough, I think Chretien may be sowing the seeds of western separation."
Edmontonian Matthew Johnston, president of Teaching Liberty, Inc., says, "Tough love? I think it's great; I think it will help push Alberta out of confederation. The only way we're going to scale back the size and scope of government is by being an independent nation. I think the political culture of Alberta is conducive to a vision of limited government and individual freedom not shared by the rest of the country." Mr. Johnston adds, "I don't want to leave the impression that I oppose or support the existing political efforts to secede. My goal is to work with others to build an intellectual movement."
Vancouver Sun columnist Barbara Jaffe is worried by such talk. She concluded in a January 5 column, "As someone who grew up with the separatist movement and ultimately left Quebec in large measure because of it, I can only warn in the strongest terms possible against a similar strategy for the West." But then, she's from somewhere else.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE
WESTERN BLOCK PARTY
There are many reasons for an independent Western Canada. Each person may choose various explanations for their desire to achieve this goal.
For the practical and tax-conscious person, the reasons will be largely economic, focusing on the costs of government in Canada and the value of Western resources, if the money remained here rather than being passed on Ottawa.
For those concerned about political justice, the realization that Ontario has more seats in the House of Commons than all of Western Canada combined. To this we are given no answer but patriotism.
For those concerned about language and culture, it is obvious Ottawa does not care about our language and our culture. They would like to see the demise of all Western leadership.
For those concerned about the Western Canadian environment, separation is the answer because the rapid pace of immigration, which is consuming our land space at an alarming rate and which is directed by Ottawa for the gain of the Liberal Party.
For those concerned about bureaucracy and government waste, experience tells us it is Ottawa’s creation.
For those concerned about freedom, from gun control to the Wheat Board monopoly to the Canadian Human Rights censors, this is all Ottawa’s doing.
For those who desire referendum, initiative and recall as democratic tools, the Constitution Act places these tools in the hands of MPs and not anyone but a Federal bureaucrat.
For those concerned about the growth of government generally, Ottawa is the origin of the problem.
And many more reasons come to mind.
To those who reject Western separatism as divisive, ask them to tell you what Ottawa does for the West that we couldn’t do better, quicker and cheaper for ourselves. Ask them to tell you one thing Ottawa has ever done for us that didn’t take more than it gave.
So why wait. Join today and free the West. By the way, Ottawa is the origin of the realization that federalism doesn’t work. The Supreme Court has repeatedly identified this problem. The difference is that the Western Block Party offers and alternative and offers hope. It is now as it always way—separate or surrender. Your land, your taxes, your language, your culture, your power to choose.
Yours for Independence,
Douglas H. Christie
Leader, Western Block Party
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