Canadian Liberty

Canadian Liberty: Petitions

Updated: September 12, 2008

Closing this section for now. See the blog for latest info.


General Info - Petition Sites:

Petitions in Context and Suggestions:

  • REFERENDUMS IN CANADA: THE EFFECT OF POPULIST DECISION-MAKING ON REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY  (pdf)
    Some provincial governments allow for these. I believe we need to push the Canadian Parliament to allow binding referenda, so there should be an overwhelming petition to this effect directed towards parliament. I have a lot to say about direct democracy (using a majoritarian system towards libertarian ends) but basically it is more constructive if we adopted direct democracy 100%, hire temporary executives and let MPs retire. Majorities don't automatically legitimate legislation at all but I think it is likely a referendum is more legitimate in most cases. The fact is that parliament is surrendering its authority to the courts and to international bodies like the G8, UN, SPP, NAFTA, NATO, .... so the people have less and less representation through their Members of Parliament every day.

  • The rights of juries need to be enhanced also.

  • Email Canadian Members of Parliament


Others' Petitions - Read and sign the ones you agree with: