The purpose of the Party is to bring about the election of BC Libertarian Party candidates to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in promoting the following core principles.
Following from the stated Party Principles, these policy statements (adopted at our 2022 Annual General Meeting) are the foundational framework on which all party policies are to be built upon:
Property Rights: Whereas the right to property is natural and self-evident, we advocate private property rights from both an ontological and utilitarian perspective. We affirm that private property rights extend from self-ownership and the scarcity inherent to our material existence. We condemn all fraud and initiatory violence towards a person’s life, liberty, and property. We contend that private property is the best way to reduce and reconcile conflict between individuals. We advocate for the creation of a British Columbia Constitution that enshrines and protects property rights for all British Columbians.
Free Expression: Whereas the right to free expression is a cornerstone of civil society, we believe that all individuals should be free to express and articulate their thoughts and opinions without fear of censorship or
violent retaliation, provided that the individual does not incite fraud or violence against any other person or their property. We view limitations of free expression as antithetical to a free and open society, and as such, would
repeal any legislation that limits the freedom of British Columbians to peaceably express themselves. We take no stance on the personal, cultural, or social preferences of individuals or groups. One’s lifestyle is an extension
of their property rights. Thus, no individual or group can rightfully claim jurisdiction over the lifestyle of another.
We assert only that any and all lifestyle choices must not violate the property rights of others, and we categorically reject all forms of identity politics as nothing more than weaponized tribal collectivism that is antithetical to individualism and civil society.
Economics: Whereas economics is the study of human action in the context of scarcity, we recognise the Austrian School of Economics as the preeminent body of economic science, whose analysis acts as a polestar, informing and serving as the foundation of our political policy prescriptions. As such, we reject all government monopolies and advocate non-corporatist privatisation of monopolistic government agencies, departments, and ministries where possible. We recognise that British Columbians deserve freedom of choice in the services they choose to use, and that a genuine free market provides higher quality and lower costs of those services. We categorically reject socialism, defined as the non-private collective ownership of resources.
Autonomy & Decentralisation: Whereas freedom of association manifests itself politically in the form of absolute right of self-determination, we support decentralisation – subsidiarity, secession, nullification, and localism – of political units down to the individual as a means of expanding choice and competition in governance for all individuals. We recognise and affirm that the State is not the same thing as governance. We reject the Federal government of Canada’s infringement into areas of Provincial jurisdiction. We will initiate
discussions of constitutional reform for the purposes of negotiating a better deal for British Columbia within confederation, to add property rights protections to the Canadian Bill of Rights, and to establish explicit and
enumerated limits on the role and scope of all levels of the State in Canada. Furthermore, we affirm that section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is clear; All Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the
Provinces shall, from and after the Union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces. As such, we advocate for an immediate and unilateral lifting of all barriers to free trade of people, goods, and services between British Columbia and the other provinces of Canada. Should these negotiations fail to produce an
acceptable result for British Columbians, we will move for a peaceful divorce from Canada to make British Columbia an independent nation.
Omissions: Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval. We seek to enunciate our top priorities, not the entirety of our positions.
Meet our Executive Council
He is also the President of our Delta-Surrey-Langley Constituency Association since its inception in 2019.
Alex ran as a candidate for the BCLP in 2017 and 2021 in Langley-East, and has run for the federal Libertarian Party of Canada three times, as well as two civic races in his hometown, the Township of Langley.
What drives Alex’s passion for politics is his desire to create a better, freer province for not just himself, his wife, and son, but for all British Columbians.
He is active in his community with youth sports, school PAC, and works as the Meat Department Manager for a large grocery company.
Shaun is also the President of the Party's Metro Vancouver Constituency Association.
Libertarian party. BC is where I live, work, play and have called home all
my life. I joined the party in 2017 after educating myself on economics
and personal liberty, along with growing up with the mindset of not
waiting for other people to get things done but putting in the work.
Ran for Mayor in 1996, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2018, and now in 2022.
Also Vancouver-East and Vancouver-Hastings Libertarian Candidate.
Illustrator, Comedian (The BlackJester), Satirist, and Entertainer. Creator of Huffinglue Post and SorryUFeelThatWay Radio.
Critic of Police Brutality and Forced Psychiatry (as a MindFreedom Vancouver, BC Affiliate). Staunch Decentralist.
Read plenty of Literature, from Mill to Voltaire, Paine, PJ O"Rourke and even Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine, No Logo).
Son of a refugee from 1956 Hungary.
As far as political philosophy, Clayton takes an interest in how public services can be delivered through institutions other than the state. He's a strong advocate of political decentralization and the ability of local communities to experiment with different models of governance.