Derek’s guiding principle is to do everything in his power to keep Canada a shining beacon of freedom and liberty as it was intended to be.
FREE SPEECH IN CANADA
Derek Sloan will repeal C-16 immediately. This bill enshrined “compelled speech” into Canadian law. It also severely infringes on parental rights and on women’s sex-based rights to private spaces.
FREE SPEECH IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA
The politically correct intolerance of “cancel culture” is out of control and must be stopped. The latest victim of the Liberal-lite/Red Tory elites’ version of “cancel culture” is our friend Richard Décarie. Richard was barred from this CPC leadership contest, and almost certainly because of his outspoken positions. In the lead-up to the last election, a number of potential CPC nomination candidates were also “canceled” by CPC HQ for similar reasons, either officially or through other tactics. Under Derek Sloan’s leadership, the “canceling” of the candidacies of principled conservatives will end. Free speech will be our guiding policy, not political correctness.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE
Derek Sloan is unapologetically pro-life, and declared himself as such when he was a candidate in the 2019 election. As a new Member of Parliament, Derek is a member of the Parliamentary pro-life caucus in Ottawa.
RESPECT FOR CONSCIENCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
No doctor, health practitioner, or any health facility shall be compelled to perform or refer for MAID or abortion. Provinces that fail to ensure freedom of conscience for their health care professionals will see equalization payments clawed back until they comply with the federal requirement for conscience rights.
A STRONG CANADA THROUGH A STRONG DEFENSE
Derek Sloan will ensure that we meet our NATO commitment of defense funding of 2% of our GDP within 5 years.
A SAFE CANADA—FIGHTING TERRORISM
Derek Sloan supports amending the Citizenship Act to restore some version of Harper’s 2014 law, Bill C-24, which made it easier for the Government of Canada to repeal the citizenship of Canadians who acquired that citizenship under false representation or fraud, and to revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual citizens who have been convicted of terrorist offences, similar to the provisions of Bill C-24.
Derek Sloan will raise the age, nation-wide, to a mandatory minimum of 25 years. This is the age which science shows a young brain is fully developed and less likely to be harmed by marijuana use.
Derek Sloan will reduce target immigration levels from 350,000 a year to 150,000 a year, putting us near the average for developed countries. He will secure our borders by reforming our system to make it easier to turn away false refugee claimants and increasing border patrol budgets. He will increase the private sponsorship refugee quota and fast-track victims of religious persecution.
THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL CARBON TAX
Derek will repeal Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax cash grab, a tax which is being forced on Canadian provinces and was recently ruled unconstitutional by the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Derek will stop the practice of signing on to UN treaties that undermine the legitimacy and authority of Canadian institutions. Canada should not have signed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). UNDRIP misconstrues Canada’s existing Indigenous rights regime. UNDRIP creates uncertainties that undermine Canada’s national economic interests. UNDRIP will undermine First Nations communities seeking energy projects to bring prosperity to their communities. Derek Sloan will oppose efforts to legislate UNDRIP into Canadian law. Derek will take Canada out of the Paris Agreement. It sets unrealistic targets and efforts to comply with it will handicap Canada’s economy. Derek will rescind Canada’s signature of the UN Migration Compact; we must be in control of our borders.
ENERGY AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Derek will send a strong message to the world that Canada supports its energy industry and wants the industry to bring back private investment.
Derek will repeal Bill C-69, the “no more pipelines” bill. This bill adds uncertainty to project planning and politicizes the development process. Thanks to Bill C-69, companies looking to invest in Canada can follow all the rules and do all the right things but still not have their projects approved after years of planning.
Derek will also repeal Bill C-48, which is the 2019 tanker ban that takes away options for future pipelines.
Derek supports the removal of non-victim, non-violent firearm offences from the Criminal Code. Derek will entrench property rights in Canadian law and conduct a complete review of the Firearms Act and related regulations to ensure the right of firearms owners to their private property. He believes that ownership and use of firearms for protection is a civil right, notwithstanding court interpretations that say otherwise. He supports the repeal of firearms legislation that has not provided any evidence of benefit to public safety, including former bills C-71 (2019), C-42 (2015), C-68 (1995), C-17 (1991), and C-51 (1977).