This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the Christian Heritage Party, which describes itself as the next-most-popular party after the Greens, wants into the leaders’ debates. The party had 45 candidates in the last election, and seems to think 70% of the country supports it. Yeah.
Their platform includes:
- Spending more money on infrastructure (through enormous interest-free loans which they guess will be repaid in full) and paying off the debt without raising taxes
- Eliminate income tax and replace it with a sales tax that will make people yearn for the GST
- Eliminate the Canada Pension Plan and privatize social security
- Introduce private health care delivery services
- Outlaw abortion
- Call a royal commission so they can find a way to get rid of gay marriage without seeming bigoted.
- Forget about Kyoto, carbon taxes or any other economy-hurting way of dealing with the global warming fraud, but somehow do something “real” for the environment (the platform gives no details on this)
- Allow doctors and pharmacists to deny care for any reason
- Educate people about the “health risks” of “sexual promiscuity” and end government funding for a life-saving vaccine because Big Pharma supports it (oh, and it’s for a disease that’s sexually transmitted)
- Stop human rights commissions from attacking “free speech”
In other words, it’s the platform of the Christian conservative end of the Republican Party.
That might make the debates more entertaining.
UPDATE (Sept. 23): They’re suing.