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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Libertarian candidate Simard: “The Libertarian Party is the only one that stands for both personal and economic freedom.”

For those following the Libertarian Party in this campaign, Peace River candidate Melanie Simard got some press in the Fairview Post.

More about Simard:

Originally from France, Simard is currently a High Prairie high school teacher who first came to Alberta as an exchange student in Red Deer in 1995. She settled in northern Alberta a few years later and has been the director and development officer for L’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (French Canadian Association of Alberta) in Falher since 2004.

And more about what she stands for:

“The Libertarian Party is the only one that stands for both personal and economic freedom.”

“Governments should only exist to protect individuals’ rights and their property. We stand for individual rights and property rights and the sole purpose of the government should be to protect those rights,” she said.

“Environmental rights should be treated as property rights.”

“We tend to believe that people are responsible for the condition of society rather than the other way around…. We’re thinking that people should take care of themselves,” she said.

“People know where there is a need in their community and the government really doesn’t.”

“We’re so used to thinking that the government has to take care of us that people don’t realize that we are the power, we can take care of ourselves, and we can organize associations to care of our homes and our farmers. It doesn’t have to be the job of the government,” said Simard.

Simard is running against Conservative MP Chris Warkentin.

Posted by Matthew Johnston on October 5, 2008 in Canadian libertarian politics | Permalink

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I wish you luck! Politics can be fun if you stop to listen.

I'm thrilled of the news on CBC radio tonight reporting that the Conservatives are down 3 points.

Canadians don't seem to be buying into the deception as much, don't like the personal attacks of the conservatives, don't like their economic plans or alliances, and don't like Harper.

I might vote libertarian here, because I truly believe that we need less, not more government.

The only thing we have gotten from the controlling government.

For the first time the war is being discussed. Harper's iron BS grip is slipping. The sharks are circling.

Looks like the Oracle has called this one right, too, at the very beginning.

When I hear the idiocy being promoted that prohibition is not a major cause to the crime we have around us, I keep wondering what kind planet they live on.

The most important thing is that you try to listen to people, even if they are not on your side.

Posted by: budoracle | 2008-10-05 7:40:31 PM


“Governments should only exist to protect individuals’ rights and their property. We stand for individual rights and property rights and the sole purpose of the government should be to protect those rights,” she said.


I give this teacher 100%. You pass. :)

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-06 5:18:22 AM



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