Brigitte and I will be talking about Magna Carta and how to take Canada back with a smile at the Vic Juba Community Theatre in Lloydminster on February 29, an event put together by our friend Danny Hozack and the good folks at the Economic Education Association. Tickets are available here. Hope to see you there!
In my latest Rebel piece, I celebrate the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.
Seriously. That’s our next documentary project and it’s under way now.
Canada is a great nation founded on liberty under law. But our system of parliamentary self-government was already under considerable strain in 1982 when a group of sorcerers’ apprentices tried to fix the wrong things and bungled it. And the worst thing they did was shut the people out, not just in 1982 but ever since.
By now our Constitution is a mess. And yes, we can do better. Much better.
We’re delighted to be partnering on the fundraising for this project with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. You can get more information at fixtheconstitution.ca. But the core of the project is to explain what was right about our Constitution from the beginning, what was going wrong by 1982, how the “repatriation” made everything far worse and how we can go forward.
It’s not just a documentary. It’s a manifesto, with a plan for undoing the harm from 1982, correcting defects even in the original British North America Act, securing property rights, free speech and genuine self-government, and grounding it all in popular consent. It will include a draft revised Constitution that preserves what is right, straightens what is bent and discards what is wrong.
It’s part of our larger project of reclaiming Canada’s heritage. And as always, we need your support. We’re very grateful to everyone who’s backed our previous documentaries. And if you’re willing to help come to grips with defects in our fundamental law, reduce the gap between government and the governed, and get back to the basics that made Canada great, we’re asking you to back it again.
Why now? Because you fix the roof while the sun is shining. Why the Constitution? Because fundamentals matter. Why us? Because doing it yourself is the Canadian way.
It’s time to fix the Constitution. We can and we should. Let’s do it.
Just (barely) in time for Christmas, our Magna Carta book is available for purchase and pre-order. Here are your options:
Pre-order the paper version: Canadian shoppers who wish to get a signed copy should order via Selz, for $15 CDN. We expect to be able to start shipping by January 15, 2016. The book is also available on Amazon.com for American shoppers (please note: prices are in US dollars and Canadians may face import duties). Canadians might find it more convenient and cheaper to buy directly from us.
Kindle edition: You can get the Kindle version right away for $9.99 CDN. (Also available on Amazon.com, here.) We also sell it in PDF for folks who prefer that format, for $10 CDN.
I am pleased to announce that after all these years of writing columns I now have a book out! It’s a book based on our Magna Carta documentary. We are also planning to have a Kindle version and a paper version soon (both will be available via Amazon) but we also have a PDF version available now, for $10.
For your favourite history enthusiast: Our Magna Carta documentary is now available for purchase on Amazon.
If you liked our documentary and would like to help us make it more successful, please consider writing a review on Amazon. This helps us a lot. Thanks!
p.s. please note that Amazon.com prices are in US dollars and one person told us they faced import duties when shipping to Canada. We are looking into this issue.
Last night I went on Nick’s show to chat Magna Carta and other things.
Nick@Night September 27 - Download This Episode
Early next month I will be making a presentation about our Magna Carta documentary at the fifth anniversary celebration of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom in Calgary. Tickets are $50, available at www.jccf.ca.