Our Response to Amendments for the Senate

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Canada’s Senate has seen better days; scandal has rocked the “Red Chamber” to its core, and Canadians are left wondering whether the design of our federal government is fundamentally flawed.
Prime Minister Hephen Starper has requested input from all parties on this issue be communicated immediately.
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In the video below, it outlines our proposal on how to fix this issue.

The strategies we created to solve the issue of the Canadian Senate directly reflects the values of our party and constituents. Creating an equal and fair government will in turn help create a successful and proactive nation. We believe in a non-corrupt government that will appropriately address the issues our party and constituents are continuing to face. Our suggestions for improving the senate will prevent further scandals allow the citizens. We need to stop having scandal distractions, decrease them and focus on improving our country.

Our Response to Amendments for the YCJA

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This morning Minister of Justice and Attorney General Meter Packay announced proposed revisions to the Youth Criminal Justice Act that would allow adult sentences for young offenders aged 11-14. Under the current YCJA only young offenders ages 14-18 may be considered for adult sentences based on the severity of their crimes. “What it means to be an adolescent in today’s society is changing, and their crimes are changing as well. The current YCJA has sent kids the message that they can get away with whatever they want because they are still developing; this is unacceptable as everyone who puts our society in danger must be held accountable.” Hon. Meter Packay

Whilst we agree that young offenders should remain accountable for their actions, they should not remain so accountable to the degree of adult sentencing for 11-14 year olds. These young offenders are still developing their worldview and mentality with regards to morals and values. This should be taken into account when young offenders commit crimes. This also gives youth a better opportunity to rehabilitate and reintegrate young offenders back into society, as their mental development isn’t fully completed yet. We disagree with the proposed revisions and believe that the act should not be modified.

Our party believes restorative justice is a more effective way of enforcing law & order than retributive justice, as it gives young offenders a chance to change bad habits and to promote healthy relationships and good habits. Programs have been shown to create lower levels of reoffense than a prison sentence. The YCJA should be focusing on pointing youth in the right direction in their lives as they have an entire future before them, and assisting them in rehabilitating and reintegrating them back into society. Youth offenders aged 11 - 14 live with their families, resulting in a variety of home situations. Many youth offenders in the past have been influenced by the things that occur in their homes and are therefore negatively influenced. These youth deserve a chance to understand what is right and wrong and to experience life outside of the influence of their personal life. Balancing fair consequences with meaningful programs is the purpose of the YCJA and it fulfills this promise.


Mission Statement

Our mission as the Progressive Socialist party is to reduce class barriers to create a society in which we can all live equally. Our goal is to provide citizens with the tools to excel and succeed, including education, income assistance, and healthcare. We strongly support the use of renewable energy, and we discourage the use of fossil fuels because of the pollution. The goal we will always look towards is a country with equality; where everyone has choices and equal opportunities to make a living. We are a people united.

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