Peckford: Mainstream Parties Do Not Deserve to Govern Canada

Blog, Civil Liberties, Role of Government, Brian Peckford

In the last 40 years our debt has mushroomed 10 times. We are now into the trillions regarding federal debt.

  • 1981-2 our federal debt was $107 billion.
  • 2021—our federal debt is over $1,000,000,000,000. Depending on how you measure ranging from $1.2 trillion to $1.8 trillion.

How do you like that?  Out of control borrowing and someone else is to pay it off. Imagine if you operated your household like that?

Healthcare Mess

  • 2019 —4.6 million people, 16.9 % of Canadians were without a family physician—Statistics Canada
  • 2021 —Second last out of 11 industrialized countries on healthcare – Commonwealth Fund
  • 2021—Below the average of these countries on affordability – Commonwealth Fund
  • 2021—Last in terms of performance vs. spending – Commonwealth Fund

Source : The Commonwealth Fund

Less and Less Competitive

  • World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index:
    • 23rd in the world
    • 122 on time it takes to get a electrical permit, 64 on getting construction permits
  • On Trading Economics Competitiveness Index Canada is 14th, USA 2nd, South Korea 13th

Source: World Bank

Corruption Index – Rising

In 2021–Canada fell out of top ten in the world —now 13 and that does not include the recent violations of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Source : Transparency International

Innovation Index – Falling Behind

Canada 13, USA 2nd

Source: Conference Board of Canada

If you look at the Governance side:

The Prime Minister’s Office (including Privy Council Office which reports to PM) employs 1500.

Prime Minister breaking the law 5 times and still PM.

No party has introduced legislation to increase penalties on MP’s who break the law.

Parliamentary Committees closed down by majority party—SNC Lavalin Scandal.

PM guilty of obstruction of justice —-Conflict of Interest Commissioner.

Laws introduced that will limit a person’s freedom.


  • Numerous violations by Governments of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • A Judge hearing a case against the Government Party for whom she was a candidate.
  • Being accused of mischief can see you in shackles when brought to court.
  • Independent science ignored and often denigrated.
  • Doctors and researchers harassed and losing their jobs from government agencies.
  • Obsolete federal mandates bar millions from air travel; the Covid “vaccines” don’t prevent infection or transmission.

All of this under the watchful eye of Conservative, Liberal and NDP Parties.   

So why should taxpayers vote for this picture of incompetence , constitution breaking , wild spending , science corrupting, unproductive, law breaking , health destroying, tech failing leadership?


The Honourable A. Brian Peckford P.C. is the last living First Minister who helped craft the charter and Chairman of ‘Taking Back Our Freedoms

Watch –  Leaders on the Frontier: Brian Peckford on Saving Canada’s Democracy | Frontier Centre For Public Policy (  January 20, 2022.