July 27, 2016

Libertarian Party holds convention in Calgary: Is liberty on the rise across Canada?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Libertarian Party of Canada hosted a convention in Calgary over the weekend. I had a chance to talk to leader Tim Moen about some of the exciting things that have happened within the last year.

With membership numbers tripling in 2015 alone and a big contingent of Libertarians in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, most of the party’s growth has occurred in liberty-oriented Alberta.

Libertarianism is definitely becoming more popular, but some people are still unfamiliar with what they stand for.

Watch as I ask Moen to explain the party’s principles for newcomers and get his thoughts on the leadership of Justin Trudeau and the opposition’s effectiveness in holding him to account.

The Libertarian Party is unlikely to form government in the near future, but Moen says he’ll be travelling the country encouraging new members to join, and hopes to have full slate of candidates running in the next federal election.

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commented 2016-07-28 16:30:37 -0400
Liberty on the rise? Doubtful with Stats Can petitioning to become Canada’s Stasi with the blessing of Trudope!
commented 2016-07-28 03:44:13 -0400
The law is the law. If you break it, you will get charged.
commented 2016-07-27 21:09:17 -0400
He lost me at legalizing cannabis. There are other ways to keep people out of jail. Besides the guy with a few plants or bags of weed isn’t going to jail now.
I didn’t mind the rest of what he said if he meant it. I too would like to hear a definitive no to the carbon tax, and a definite yes to smaller government.
commented 2016-07-27 18:57:17 -0400
my husband got to spend some time on workmans comp thanks to a cannabis user who wasn’t harming anyone but himself…
commented 2016-07-27 13:56:37 -0400
If we are forced into ranked ballots I will vote Conservative number 1 and libertarian number 2! Make sure you put candidates in every riding coast to coast!
commented 2016-07-27 13:02:47 -0400
Libertarianism is classic liberalism. The reason it is becoming attractive is real liberals are looking for a place to park their vote after it abandoned Liberalism for globalist marxism.

If CPC can’t get it’s shite together, I will be voting Libertarian – with Trudeau’s weighted balloting it will make them a real contender pulling more numbers than greens or independents..
commented 2016-07-27 12:57:23 -0400
Thanks Holly for the interesting report. It certainly provided food for thought. We know that our CBC would never provide such information to the average Canadian.
commented 2016-07-27 10:31:18 -0400
I like Moen’s succinct summary of Baby Doc: narcissistic, racist and misogynistic.

I am not sure that I fit the Libertarian philosophy, but I do want to live my life without interference beyond the 10 commandments and golden rule, and I want to let others live their lives. However, government interferes more and more with the decisions the populace is allowed to make, and creates more and more dissension between groups for political ends. If I do become Libertarian, I think it it be at the extreme end of Fremen of the Land and Natural Law.
commented 2016-07-27 10:25:48 -0400
I would absolutely love to live in a libertarian Canada with a PM Stefan Molyneux, but the fact is right now we need to get Justin out of office. Vote splitting must be prevented. I will not be voting libertarian for the foreseeable future.

I would however like to see Mr. Moen go after left wing voters. He could prove very useful in this function, but as it stands right now he appears to a right splitter. NFG