How Canadian Nationalists Can Use Community Politics To Renew Canada

Last week, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) released its bombshell report revealing that some Members of Parliament are suspected of engaging in treason against the Canadian people by colluding with foreign powers – including the handover of classified government documents. It is now questionable whether the Parliament of Canada can still accurately be described as an institution that represents our nation.

The problems with Canadian democracy run deeper than foreign collusion. The first-past-the-post polling style has left Canada with an entrenched two party system for as long as we can remember. This has left smaller parties such as the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) or the Christian Heritage Party unable to get a foot in the door of the House of Commons. As time has gone by and we have witnessed these parties try in vain to get a single seat, despite significant electoral support for the PPC in the 2021 election, the question arises: how can Canadians who don’t see their views represented by the major parties influence national politics?

One answer to this has been posited by a political party in an electoral system very similar to ours – with nearly identical problems. The Homeland Party was established in the United Kingdom in May of 2023, becoming registered with election authorities in January of this year. The Homeland Party’s answer to the question of how to implement change within a parliamentary system that precludes small parties is simple but compelling: community politics.

Community politics is fundamentally the idea that addressing national issues begins with addressing local issues. A nation is the sum of its communities, and many nationwide issues begin at the community level. Municipalities oversee numerous spheres of Canadian life which are not touched by Parliament – in many cases, the policies with the greatest impact on people’s everyday life.

Although seemingly obvious, this concept has been utterly neglected by the numerous political movements that have sought to enact positive political and social change across the nation. Conservative movements have historically taken the municipality for granted, allowing local governments to be subverted and hijacked for harmful political endeavours.

In August of 2023 I established what is now known as the Loyalist Assembly of Canada, a Canadian organization aspiring to uplift localities and take back our communities as the first step towards the implementation of national change. It is clear that many of the ministers and parliamentarians across our country are disloyal to their promises, constituents, and in some cases even the government itself. This is why the reintroduction of the concept of loyalty at the community level is the first step to holding the national political establishment accountable.

Learning from the faults of movements past, and following the example of those succeeding today, we must learn the principles of the implementation of community politics. Here is a brief summary of some of the key features of successful community activism, which Canadian nationalists can implement in any community – no matter how small:

1) Presentation

When people think of ‘nationalists’ or the right wing more broadly, they often envision violent skinheads or masked extremists. This simply isn’t the case: the vast majority of people fundamentally agree with the founding ideas of Canada, and prefer to inhabit a nation that is assimilated to those ideas, and populated by people who embrace them.

    The mainstream media smears legitimate concerns about issues such as mass immigration as a conspiracy theory promoted by members of “fringe minorities” who they portray as crazed neo-nazis. Presenting facts about the problems facing Canada in an evidence-based, professional, and authoritative manner will allow people to cut through the lies put forth by the mainstream media and realize that positions like nationalism or immigration restriction are rational and normal.

    2) Engagement

    Another principle that allows people to see past the smokescreen of labels like ‘racist’, ‘xenophobe’, and ‘fascist’ is engagement. People trust anecdotal experience over words on a page or talking heads on a screen. If you engage with and bring tangible positive impact to your community, people will notice. In many cases, actions speak louder than words.

      It is far easier to paint a dishonest picture of a set of ideas or an organization when they don’t have a face, or don’t have a presence in people’s lives. Living out your movement’s ideas by helping out your community in concrete ways is the most effective method of winning people over. Picking up litter, supporting local businesses, and seeking to correct local issues shows your roots and connection to your locality.

      3) Officeholding

      Finally, filling up the seats of local government is the most important step to the enactment of change on a political level. Both former principles are in service to this. When people recognize you as a community leader, and trust your ability to get things done, it is a natural progression that they will trust you with the sacred office of alderman – that is, an elected member of a municipal council.

        The municipal level is the frontline of the political system, where we can take steps to improve the lives of Canadians, and begin to weaken the stranglehold of a government in Ottawa which no longer serves the interests of the Canadian people.

        It is therefore my hope that the Loyalist Assembly can blaze the trail of this new strategy of activism here in Canada, and that once the bottom level leaves are cleared from the roots of our country, we can begin to prune the higher branches of government to allow fruits of prosperity to blossom on our national tree.

        To begin your engagement with the positive community politics solution for Canada’s problems, you can follow the Loyalist Assembly at @CanadaLoyalist on x.com and check out our rapidly developing website at loyalist-canada.ca.

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