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IN THE NEWS:  

29 November 2019
Calls for Scheer to step down underline the futility of our partisan political system

      It never takes a political party long before the knives come out for the party leader who came in second.  Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer fell short in terms of seats won by his party, despite his party winning the most votes and despite being the only party to gain substantially in its number of MPs elected in the 2019 federal election.


      The general conclusion is that Scheer missed a golden opportunity due to his campaign team's chosen strategy and his own personal shortcomings.


      But think about this: Consensus Government eliminates any discussion about which party leader would make a better prime minster.  It removes the illusion that as voters we are "electing" a prime minister...because we are not, and never have been doing that.  We are, in fact, electing our own riding's representative in the House of Commons, our champion, our envoy as it were, carrying our local priorities and needs and wants to the halls of power in Ottawa.


      Under a party system, I certainly am NOT voting for a "leader" when I cast my ballot for our Member of Parliament. The last thing I want my MP to be is a leader: I want her or him at all times to be follow our instructions, to be our riding's faithful representative.


      The beauty of Consensus Government is that it makes all MPs equal, unshackles them from both parties and party leaders, and allows them to do the job the taxpayers are paying them for, and what we elected them for: To represent their riding's interests...not their own personal interests or beliefs, not any party's platform or policies, and certainly not any party leader's interests. The ONLY loyalty every MP should hold is to the riding that elected them.


      Were Canada operating under the Consensus Government system now, all MPs would be Independent.  There would be no parties, and no party leaders, and no need to question where Andrew Scheer should resign...he would simply be one MP among 338.


      A Consensus Government's Cabinet would be composed of ministers and a prime minister selected by all 338 MPs.  If one minister or the PM screwed up and lost the confidence of his/her colleagues, the House of Commons would simply replace him or her with another person willing to take on the job, someone they believed would do a better job. 


      Consensus Government: Clean. Simple. Our future!


Brad Harness

Executive Director

CONSENSUS CANADA


Our Mission

Consensus Canada was launched in June 2018 by the board of directors of Consensus Ontario.  The provincial party has the same aim as the federal one does: To replace partisan politics with only Independent representatives.  Federal MPs would operate in a Consensus Government model.  This system has long been in use in Canada in the territorial assemblies and works very well.  Consensus Ontario ran in this year's provincial election and placed 9th out of 28 parties with only 5 weeks campaigning after registering as a party.  Voters were very interested in this new political proposal and the party is now expanding its organizing effort around the province.   


Under Consensus Government in Ottawa, MPs would have the simple task of always representing the majority view in their riding on each issue.  See How Consensus Government Would Work page for a fuller explanation of how this would operate in the House of Commons & Senate.


This website is under development currently and will be expanded over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back for what's new.  If you love this idea already and want to become a member, get in touch by email [email protected] or by telephone 519-245-6116.


Better Representation Can Be Achieved!

TORONTO - The National Priorities List created through an annual riding by riding survey each year is an important tool for Consensus Canada. It is what determines where party and candidate/MP’s efforts must be focused. The Riding Priority List is what determines how a Consensus Canada MP will vote on each issue - truly representing the majority view in their riding.


As it is an annual survey, it is fully expected that the priorities of Canadian voters may - and likely will - change over time. That is why it is done each year, to ensure we are plugged into what is important to Canadians. Parties that are out of step with voters can expect to be judged harshly at election time...and rightly so!


Government exists to do those things with voters cannot efficiently and economically do for themselves. That does not mean doing everything for voters, but rather, just certain specific things where government could do it better and more cost-effectively. Hence, the survey work to identify those priorities people want their provincial government to be involved with.


Once those priorities are identified, then it is time to create the policies which Consensus Canada believes are the best way to implement each priority and make it a reality for voters. Party riding delegates form working groups for the party that are tasked with developing detailed policy for each priority identified by you, the voter.


Powerpoint Presentation: Consensus Government and why we need it now!

Party Logo

Consensus Canada owes its creation to the our northern territories.  In the North, Muskox act by consensus - bums in towards the centre of the defensive circle - to look out for one another. We felt that a fitting icon for our new political party. The party colour is CYAN, not in use by any other federal party, and the colour adopted by Consensus Ontario. The red circle with a white maple leaf show the country's two main colours from our national flag. 

The white maple leaf in the centre indicates that we are the Great White North.

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What our voters are saying:

Right from the start, when Consensus Canada explained what it was trying to do and why...I said, This is for Me! Count me in!!

Hillary Smith

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