Archive by month: October 2015

Important E-Day Reminders and End of 2015 Campaign

Don't forget to vote tomorrow. And vote Pirate if you are in one of the 5 ridings: Duncan Bell for Parry Sound – Muskoka Ryan Bromsgrove for Edmonton – Strathcona Scott Milne for Red Deer – Mountainview Shawn Vulliez for Vancouver East Trevor Walper for Vancouver Quadra If you know anyone in those ridings please ask them to vote Pirate also. Please note that none of our candidates are in swing ridings, for those concerned about strategic voting. VOTING Please confirm via Elect...
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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release TACKLING THE PERSISTENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST LOBBYING PROBLEMS Winnipeg, Manitoba – October 16, 2021 – Canadian major political parties have a persistent conflict of interest problem. This was recently brought to the spotlight with the resignation of the Liberal's Campaign Co-Chair, Dan Gagnier. Dan Gagnier is a lobbyist that has previously been linked to Bruce Carson, Harper's former adviser. Dan Gagnier was linked to the First Nations water filtration s...
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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release PIRATE PARTY OF CANADA RELEASES INFORMATIONAL VIDEO ON TPP, EXPANDS CROWDSOURCING OF POLICIES Winnipeg, Manitoba – October 14, 2021 – Today, Pirate Party of Canada releases an informational video on TPP to raise the misconceptions and omissions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. The government released a summary on October 6, 2021 which omitted any mention of the copyright terms being extended to 70 years, criminalization of breaking of digital lock...
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Pirate Party of Canada is committed to an open society

To sum up the Pirate principles in a sentence, it is about creating an open society that does not interfere with propagation of information and culture. Ric Lim's op-ed at The Georgia Straight.


Shawn Vulliez (Vancouver East Candidate) Op-Ed: Let’s set our sights on another world

Shawn Vulliez (Vancouver East Candidates) Op-Ed "Let’s set our sights on another world " at The Georgia Straight:


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>>>Pourquoi le Parti Pirate?<<<

Why Pirate Party?

1. Open Democracy

One of our main founding principles was Open Government. This means an Open Data policy with proactive disclosure and free access to government data. This will allow anyone to scrutinize and catch any error, negligence or corruption early on. Open Government also means increased transparency, and giving constituents real voices. This can be achieved with electoral reform .

2. Mincome / Basic Income Guarantee (B.I.G.)

Unemployment and income inequality is on the rise and we risk a breakdown of social cohesion without a system for resource distribution as we face increased automation. We're shifting from a bureaucratic culture of constant work-demands to a culture of passion, joy, and learning for the sake of learning.

Mincome will lead to cost savings and create a sustainable economy. See our press release for how that can be achieved.

3. Autonomy and Decentralization

We believe that the world works best when individuals are making informed decisions. It is our goal to get all information to all people, so they may be more informed voters, consumers, participants, and teachers. We do not need to force information culture & the hacker ethic onto people we can simply allow them to choose access. We believe the right to choose our identity, name, and appearance is inalienable.

4. Copyright and Patent Reform
Copyright and patent's main purpose was for propagation of culture and innovation. Our current copyright and patent laws are continuously being corrupted due to lobbying by copyright and patent monopolist. These monopolist refuses to innovate and provide wider access and pass on the savings from the new lower distribution cost. Instead the copyright and patent terms keeps getting extended to benefit the few to the detriment of the public interest. The opposite should happen. Copyright and patent terms should be shortened since our new information infrastructure (i.e. the internet) have brought us cheaper and faster means of distributing media contents and information. Mandatory licensing, owner's rights to a non-DRM product, open access to research data and shorter copyright term are some of the natural changes that is needed if we want to create a more open and progressive society. This will ensure future artist and innovator are not hampered by patent and copyright gatekeepers who uses rent seeking law for anti-competitive purposes.

Human beings increasingly have a moral duty to share information with one another. Libraries are stuck in the last century, enforcing artificial scarcity on digital content. If libraries were upgraded for the modern age, we would no longer need filesharing. And let's face it, watching and listening to whatever you want to is fun. It breaks down arbitrary global borders of access and creates a global culture defined by people- not by corporations.

At the Pirate Party- we believe more information leads to better decisions. We believe that more voices leads to better compromises. We believe in Canadians.

Our democracy need a serious upgrade and Pirate Party aims to change politics to the way it should be.