#86 - Role of the Bank of Canada
Submitted by Saanich-Gulf Islands
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the New Democratic Party as government take steps as quickly as possible to revive the role of the Bank of Canada for the purpose intended, in the spirit of the 1935 terms, to enable all levels of government to borrow money, essentially interest free, for the benefit of Canada and Canadians;
and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Canadian governments cease to borrow from private banks or other private lending agencies as soon as this Bank of Canada legislation is in place.
#43 Compulsory Voting in Canada
Submitted by Elmwood-Transcona
WHEREAS the duty to vote is required to maintain our democratic system and the benefits that go with it, and
WHEREAS countries like Australia, and 29 other countries, including Belgium and Austria, successfully employ Compulsory Voting in a congenial system that employs weekend voting, simple registration procedures, and the creation of a centralized, professional bureaucracy concerned with all aspects of election administration,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the New Democratic Party endorse Compulsory Voting as a democratic 'Best Practice' with view to having an NDP Government passing national legislation making it law.
#55 Resolution on a Parliamentary Republic of Canada
Submitted by Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
WHEREAS the NDP aims to create a more equitable and democratic society, with equal rights for all Canadians and a government held accountable to the democratic process;
WHEREAS Canada's current head of state can only be a protestant descended from Sophia of Hanover, and a member of the Church of England;Senior NDP Officials want to rebrand the NDP and gut the term "socialist" which is active in their constitution and mentality. In the place of a statement which acted to be anti-business and prop up big government, the NDP are proposing the following as a guiding statement for their party.
We hereby move:
That an NDP government would pursue the objective of establishing a parliamentary republic upon the death of the current sovereign.
That an NDP government would form a Commission to recommend a method for choosing a head of state for Canada based on consultation with Canadian experts and citizens.
"New Democrats affirm a role for government in helping to create the conditions for sustainable prosperity."
"We believe in a rules-based economy, nationally and globally, in which governments have the power to address the limitations of the market in addressing the common good, by having the power to act in the public interest, for social and economic justice, and for the integrity of the environment."