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Victoria Meetup

Local pirates get together to discuss the success of latest promotion, draft new collateral, solidify platform & policy, and work toward improving Victoria & Canada.


Victoria Meetup

This meeting, we'll be taking a look at our advertising materials & setting a time/date to do a short flyer campaign and/or put up some posters. We'll also be taking a closer look at our upcoming website launch and making sure everyone is empowered to create, mix, and distribute their own materials. A loose agenda for the evening. Times are very approximate: 7:15pm- 7:30pm - Gather at Moka House, look for a guy in a Purple Polo Shirt 7:30pm-7:40pm(ish) Introductions. A few words each ...
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Victoria Meetup

This is a great chance for local Victoria, BC Pirates to get together and discuss current events as they relate to the PPCA. There will also be some discussion about advertising material and running a membership drive in the area to expand our reach


Victoria Meet-up

Pirates in Victoria, BC are getting together at the Moka House in Cooks St Village to discuss running a local membership drive and raising the profile of pirates throughout Greater Victoria. Bring interested friends and any physical materials you think would help raise our profile.


Victoria Whiteboarding

A small brainstorming meetup in Victoria, BC. Whiteboards, markers, and ideas welcome.

November 2015
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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.