Friday, August 14, 2015

Miner carries Libertarian flag in Prince George

Gold miner sets sights on change in carrying the Libertarian flag - William Stodalka, Alaska Highway News:

August 12, 2015 - "A gold miner is hoping to make history by becoming the region's first Libertarian MP.

"Todd Keller, who is currently working a grueling 27-days-on, three-days-off shift at a gold mine in the Yukon, is carrying the Libertarian banner in the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 19.

"'I have become frustrated with all previous government's economic policies,' Keller wrote in an email interview with the Alaska Highway News.

"'Taxation is out of control and there is virtually no wage growth'....

"Keller decided to run as a Libertarian after talking with their party’s leader, Tim Moen, saying he was 'convinced that the Libertarian Party has the leadership and the direction to be a serious contender to form the next Government of Canada with Tim Moen as its Prime Minister.'

"Libertarians call for the government to step away from many of its current functions, and instead leave those functions up to individuals and the private sector.

"Keller cited the government's involvement with the CBC as an example.... 'I would sell the CBC on the Toronto Stock Exchange with an IPO to the Canadian people only,' he wrote.

"'I would further require the CBC to pay a monthly dividend to their new shareholders so the investors can begin to get some of their billions back from years of paying tax dollars into this broadcast machine.'

"On domestic policy matters, Keller wants to affect change with regards to individual rights, saying he finds it 'a travesty' governments violates the rights of individuals in this country. Keller cited Bill C-51 as an example of legislation violating or threatening a number of Canada’s fundamental freedoms....

"'I think the Conservative Party wants the opportunity to violate your civil rights and devalue your money for their own selfish interests,' he said. 'To "win over" people (who typically vote for a mainstream party candidate) people need to realize they are a lot more Libertarian than they think they are. I recommend everyone Google search the word 'Libertarianism' and see for themselves how much of themselves are actually a part of it.'”

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