Canadian Content - Won't Get Fooled Again:
More Canadian Political Parties
By John Hansen
The Christian Heritage Party:
This Western-based party uses Iran as a model for religious based
governance. Envisioning a kind of Pat Boone-style Canada, the CHP wishes
to make sure Canada heals itself by promoting the repression of natural
desires and by taking away people's right to think and choose for
themselves. Never won a seat.
The Canadian National Party:
A kind of "Canada First" party which discourages immigration and wishes
to make sure the school system encourages national pride. Their policy
essentially is little different from a certain other "national" party
some years ago in Germany, only without the rantings against minorities.
Never won a seat.
The Green Party:
Many countries have one and in Europe they do pretty well. Their
platform as you may guess is based on environmentalism and that
government's primary goal should be the protection of the ecosystem.
They also wish to guarantee, through legislation, the right to clean
air, clean water, and uncontaminated food. Their other platforms lean
toward the leftist side as well as they're big on human rights and
anti-gun. Never won a seat but do well in urban ridings and really
should have a higher profile.
The Natural Law Party:
In the 1960's the Beatles got spiritual down in India with the Mahareshi
Mahesh Yogi. Turns out he was a fraud but he did turn out to be the
founder of his political party which has branched out around the world.
They promote a national program of "yogic flying" (crossing your legs
while seated then hopping up and down) and Transcendental Meditation to
improve coherence in the nation. And Doug Henning is one of their
co-founders. I'm not joking.
The Rhino Party:
Essentially created to bring humour in the political system with
policies such as paving the Bay of Fundy and moving the Rocky Mountains
to the East Coast. Over the past decade they've been made redundant by
the previously mentioned party.