The Maverick Party (www.maverickparty.ca) was launched in June 2020 to give Western Canadians an alternate voting option, one that would address the decades-long impediments to growth and prosperity in the West and the North, many of which can be traced directly to the Constitution of Canada. Recognizing that many Western Canadians are not ready to abandon their ties to Canada, the Maverick Party has created “The Western Solution” that is incorporated into our Mission Statement: To achieve autonomy for western Canadians through (a) eliminating federal overreach and (b) Total focus on Western priorities.
MAVERICK PARTY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
#1 MARKET ACCESS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To provide greater clarity to all provinces, the federal government, and the judiciary that a province has the right to bring its natural resources to market for the benefit of the province and its residents.
#2 PROVINCIAL RIGHTS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To guard against arbitrary intrusion by Ottawa into areas of provincial jurisdiction or interests without prior consent.
#3 PROPERTY RIGHTS Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To include the right to own property alongside the other fundamental individual rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
#4 PROVINCIAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To ensure that no federal government seeks to revive the now-obsolete power of disallowance or reservation of provincial legislation.
#5 FAIR REPRESENTATION Amendment
Intent of this Amendment: To improve democracy in Canada and to invite greater citizen input into Canadian self-government. This amendment would replace the appointed, unequal, ineffective and archaic upper chamber with a Triple-E Senate. It would simultaneously modernize the House of Commons by removing the constitutional requirement that no province shall have fewer members in the House of Commons than it has Senators. This parliamentary reform would ensure greater adherence to the principle of representation-by-population in the House of Commons (discounting the Territories) and curb the ever-growing number of Members of Parliament.
SUPPORT FOR AUTONOMOUS WEST AND NORTH
The Maverick Party has adopted “The Western Solution” to engage Western Canadians. Maverick Party and the western provinces and territories must permanently change the systemic inequalities in the western & northern regions.