To The Editor,
“Ontario Trillium Party Presents Alternative to the 3 Main Political Parties”
Where are we, and where SHOULD we be? Ontario was once a powerhouse. It was a place that everyone in Canada was jealous of. The reason they were jealous was because we had the best roads, the best medical system, the best homes, the best schools, and the best jobs.
This has been eroded by a series of governments from all the three major political parties over the last 30 years. Namely, the PCs, the Liberals, and the NDP.
The major problem is that most voters can’t remember the “good times”. They can’t imagine the way it once was. We are no longer the province that’s envied by all others, and this is because we, the public, have learned to accept and not expect anything better than what we have been offered for the last 30 years.
This is because the main parties know for a fact, that you will vote for them. You will vote just to get the current government out. Then, you will cross your fingers that things will get better, and it never does. History has told us that. Then the cycle repeats itself over and over and over again.
It’s got to the point that 60% of the people see that it simply doesn’t matter which party you vote for because they’re all the same, so they choose to simply not vote at all. Rather than abstain, use your constitutional and democratic right to vote for an alternative. Something Different from the arrogant Big 3 parties that assume they have your vote.
The Trillium Party offers a true alternative to the “Them or Them” concept, because the fact is, they’re all the same and they’re all to blame. We are Different.
Take this last parliament alone. The PCs voted as a block for almost every one of the controversial Liberal Bills that were put through, mostly out of fear that they would be perceived as being harsh, bigoted, or uncaring. Two examples of this are the Sex Ed curriculum that they endorsed wholly, to the bill 193 that allows warrantless entry onto your private property.
The Official Opposition operated for an entire four years without a platform or policy, and followed blindly doing whatever the government in power asked/told them to do. They finally had a policy conference last fall, which allegedly represented the Grassroots of their party. Then it was 100% dissolved and vaporized overnight when the new leadership came in, in the form of Doug Ford. He invented a brand new policy in one day with NO consultation from his membership, the caucus, or anybody else other than the backroom people! He promised whatever he had to promise in order to get the leadership, and then within 10 days after that, he “flip flopped” on 3 of those major promises that got him elected.
- The controversial Liberal Sex Education Curriculum will not be repealed under the Doug Ford regime. “Focus Ontario”- Doug Ford stated that the Sex Ed curriculum was at the bottom of his totem pole). Six days later,
- Doug Ford stated that rather than the promised private sector distribution of cannabis, he would now be using the Liberals LCBO model.
- The idea of free votes did not happen. The Party Whip is still in place, stronger than ever.
In short, the cycle of political abuse seems to continue, and seems to be destined to continue regardless if the PCs win or the Liberals win….the policies, the principles, and the ideals seem destined to remain the same as they have for the last 30 years.
The Trillium Party is that breath of fresh air. That breath of Common Sense that can end that cycle.
Just imagine what it would be like if just 1, 2 or 3 people from the Trillium Party of Ontario would get elected into parliament.
We would act as the referees or conscience of Provincial Parliament. The Big 3 parties wouldn’t be able to hide anymore. They would be held accountable and pointed out to the electorate at every turn!
“Who is deciding who runs your future and who runs your life — by the numbers”
You will be shocked at how few people control your future as an Ontarian. The simple reason is this….you choose not to! If not you, then your neighbour. Here’s why. Forty per cent of eligible voters actually vote. So, if this was a room of 10 people, this is how it works.
- 4 people will vote. 6 people will stay at home
- 1 person of those 4 will vote for blue team. 1 person will vote for red team (approx.) simply because they always have
- The 2 remaining voters will split their vote up between the red, blue, and orange team. Approximately 1 of these votes will go toward the winning team, and the other vote will be divided among the 2 losing teams
Conclusion – 10 people’s lives will be decided by 1.5 people out of 10.
WE NEED TO ACTIVATE THE 6 OTHER PEOPLE IN THE ROOM TO GET OFF THEIR DUFFS AND SHOW THEM THAT YOU COUNT AND WON’T BE IGNORED ANYMORE! JUST 4 MORE PEOPLE VOTING CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
What I want to see is the other 6 people in that room, wake up, look around, take a deep breath, and have the courage to try Something Different and Something Better…
Have the courage to break the cycle of assumption that has been going on for so long. Have the courage to break out of the cycle that has told you that these are your only options.
What the Trillium Party has, is Heart, Determination, and Courage to take on the bullies of the political system. But, what we need is your help. From the 6 other people in that room. We need you to stand up and say you’re not going to take this abuse anymore.
It’s one hour of one day out of 4 years that we ask you to take the inconvenience of going to a polling station, using your constitutional privilege, and voting for Something Different and Something Better.
Let the other Big 3 parties, know that you have awakened. Let the other Big 3 that you have discovered an alternative out there, and put them on notice that they better start doing something better for you and not just for themselves. The Trillium Party is the Other choice on June 7th.
What the Trillium Party Stands for.
In short, a Trillium supporter respects Freedom and Democracy, and also accepts that the constitution of this country is the foundation for all Laws that are to be made by the province.
These are a few of our policy planks. Planks that we have had for over 3 years. They haven’t changed. Their values and ideas are good.
Our most important policy, and the one that trumps all others, is this:
A Trillium Party MPP must represent the wishes and needs of his or her constituents. NO PARTY WHIP. What is the Party Whip? It is a real job, a real person, and it is paid for by the taxpayers. It is the sole job of this person, to walk down the hallway and punish any and all who disobey the Leader of their party. This position will never exist in the Trillium Party of Ontario. There will ONLY be two times when a unified vote is expected—a Non-Confidence vote, and a Budget vote. This is the single most important platform plank that our party, or any party, should have, otherwise, there is simply no reason for an MPP to exist, as he or she could just proxy their vote to the Leader and save the taxpayer millions of dollars.
We must get our hydro rates back to being the cheapest in North America. The cost of electrical energy affects almost every aspect of our lives—from the cost of running our daily household to deciding whether industry, and the jobs that come with it, will come to and stay in Ontario. It’s abhorrent that the government has picked 16 protected businesses that don’t have to pay the same rates as the unfavoured businesses. Every person in Ontario should be paying, at most, the same price for electricity that we sell it to the United States and Quebec for. That’s not only decent, but that’s the law. The Trillium Party of Ontario will cancel the Green Energy programme because it forces us to subsidize rates for windmills and solar panels,–rates that are ridiculous, bordering on criminal.
The Blue team (PCs) has already stated that they will not stop the windmill construction or remove the windmills as enforced by Mr. Ford’s endorsement of the Fair Hydro Plan, which states that they must exist.
With the Trillium Party, the Samsung contracts will be legally cancelled. The selling off of Hydro One will cease. We will be turning on all the water power generators that we have, which have been turned down to less than 5-10% of their capacity to allow the subsidy for wind and solar power. This is our promise. You will have significantly less expensive hydro. Not just for the short term, but for the long term.
Right now we are not even close to the top of the list of healthcare providers in the world. This has to be changed. The Trillium Party is the only party that has put a comprehensive healthcare platform programme on the table. It is modelled after the Taiwanese HC programme, which is recognized as the number one healthcare system in the world. It’s a type of “credit card” system that ensures that all your healthcare needs are fully funded. It also tracks every dollar spent and allows for close monitoring for efficiencies, while severely hampering those who wish to defraud the healthcare system. More money will go to the frontline services where it is needed. Straight to the patients…not the administration.
-CARBON TAX AND CAP & TRADE
The Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade does zero to help our environment.
It does nothing more than take money out of your pocket to pay for the myriad of wasteful projects the government seems to have an endless supply of. It WILL send countless job creators out of the province. You will lose jobs. PERIOD.
-SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The Trillium Party believes one of the most significant undeniable rights is for you, as a parent, to be able to instill a moral compass and ethical guidelines in your child, that reflect your values, your beliefs, and your principles. Ontario is a collage of cultures and beliefs that should all be subject to the Canadian tradition of respect and tolerance.
I often tell a story about how, when we were children, not a single one of us asked our parents about their policy regarding child rearing. What we did have was a complete trust in our parent’s absolute caring for us. We knew that every decision they made was the best decision they were capable of making for our well being. This is much how it should be when you hire an MPP to represent you in Provincial Parliament. Every move – decision – action they make, while getting paid as an MPP, should be for the benefit of the approximately 120,000 residents they represent, and nobody else.
This is the principle guideline of the Trillium Party of Ontario.
Trillium Party of Ontario
While you are here, we have a small ask.
More people are reading The Review than ever before — across our many platforms. So far, we have not put up a paywall to limit the stories you can read. We want to keep you in the news loop. But advertising revenues are increasingly going to the big two: you know who they are. If you value The Review’s independent, local community journalism, or you value the many ways we support dozens of community organizations in their endeavours, consider supporting our work. It takes time, effort and professional smarts to stay on top of community news and present well-researched, objective news articles on issues which matter to you.
If you read stories on this website, or you have come here from an Instant Article post on Facebook, think about subscribing. It would be a vote of confidence for the work that we do, and for the future well-being of your community.