CONSENSUS ONTARIO - OUR PRINCIPLES:
a. Principle of Non-Partisan Democracy - (also party-less democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties. Consensus Ontario will work towards the removal of all parties (including our own) from politics in Ontario, in accordance with the Consensus Government practiced in Northern Canada.
b. Principle of Consensus Government. A consensus government is one in which the cabinet is appointed by the legislature without reference to political parties , as there are no parties under a Consensus Government model. Consensus government chiefly arises in non-partisan democracies and similar systems in which all candidates for election and all elected representatives are Independents.
c. Principle of Ranked Voting. Ranked voting is any election voting system in which voters use a ranked (or preferential) ballot to rank choices in a sequence on the ordinal scale: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
d. Principle of Subsidiarity. Subsidiarity is a principle of social organization that holds that social and political issues should be dealt with at the most immediate (or local) level that is consistent with their resolution. Canada needs a Who Does What meeting to delineate which of the 3 levels of government is uniquely responsible for what functions of government. This will greatly improve government accountability at all levels.
e. All Ontarians are equal under the law. No exceptions.
f. The Ontario Government must balance its budgets within a four-year budget cycle. "Don't leave the place worse than you found it!"
g. Consensus Ontario's priorities are those of the majority of Ontarians (determined annually by the party on a riding-by-riding basis, surveying large numbers of random voters).
h. We support all measures of populism (including referenda, recall, and levelling off the legislation governing provincial elections so that no party or candidate has any advantage...This is not the case now).
i. All Ontarians have the right to own property, something missing from the Canadian Constitution.