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.


Please confirm via Elections Canada’s website that you are registered to vote or the polling station on your card is accurate. At the “Results” confirmation page is a link under “Where to vote” that shows your poll location and poll Open and Close time.

IMPORTANT: New ID requirement under the new Unfair Elections Act. Voter Information Card is NOT a valid ID anymore.
Know your rights in case the now partisan registration officers and poll clerks gives you a hard time. No photo ID? No problem. Present two pieces of IDs including e-statement on your mobile device. Here are the list of valid IDs:

NOTE: There is a report that incorrect poll is being shown at site for voters in Parry Sound – Muskoka area who have postal code of P2A 2W9. The website is showing a non-existent poll at Waubamik Community Centre. Correct poll is Bobby Orr Community Centre (BOCC). Please double check to be sure.

Check your ballot
Make sure you don’t get a “dirty ballot”. Ballot with markings that seems like a vote for other candidates. This could be used by opposing party to contest and spoil the ballot.

Update: There are report of ballot pre-marked with X on Conservative Candidate or Green Party Candidate. This might be an attempt at spoiling the ballot if it is true. See details at our FB post.

Taking photo of your ballot is illegal
It is a violation of the Canada Elections Act [ss. 164(2)(b)]
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Last week of Campaign Announcements and Materials Shared on Social Medias

Polls Closing Time
Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit

End Vote Splitting Once & For All
Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit

Youth Vote and Youth Issues
Also posted on Facebook, Reddit

Conflict of Interest and Lobbying
Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit

Roadmap to a Sustainable Health Care
Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit

Towards an Electric & Info Economy
Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit

Also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Youtube
Updated with info about anti-Open Source provision: Twitter

Basic Income Guarantee (B.I.G.)

And last but definitely not the least is Mincome or Basic Income Guarantee (B.I.G.) policy, policy book or text document, along with our policies, available at: or

and our video ad:

(French version:

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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.