Previously, the only way to work outside the old-line party system was to be an Independent Member of Parliament.  An honourable approach, but a tough road to follow!

But Canada's new Bill C-3, which received Royal Assent on May 14th, 2004, enables citizens to organize registered parties much more easily than before.  The Elections Canada rules for creating and administering new parties are now not so very different from those of operating as an Independent MP.  Yet, registered status provides distinct advantages over operating or campaigning as an Independent.

This means that like-minded people with big, unique ideas can create their own entity, their own brand, ie. their own Party!

Now, thanks to several people who have worked hard and generously volunteered their time and resources, the Democracy Party of Canada is soon to be the newest federally registered political party in Canada.  

The following people have accepted interim roles for the purpose of facilitating the registration of the Party under Elections Canada guidelines:

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Officers 

Bahman Yazdanfar
John Richardson
Steve Garry

 

There is plenty of work yet to do!  Please go to Get Involved if you'd like to help!

 
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Bahman Yazdanfar (Officer)

Bahman Yazdanfar, arrived in Toronto as an immigrant twenty two years ago, at the age of 27; he began to learn English and familiarize himself with the local culture which was very different from Iran, where he was born and raised, Afghanistan, where he attended university, and Europe where he was residing before his arrival to Canada. Like many newcomers, Bahman started from scratch by working in a factory as a general labour while trying to get back in to the medical field. Unfortunately policies and laws of the land at that time were not favorable and he had to choose another career.

Bahman started by pounding the pavements of Toronto for his job search. After receiving his citizenship in 1990, he travelled from coast to coast to discover Canada; even though he has been traveling in more than a dozen countries prior to his arrival, Bahman learnt that Canada is one of the most attractive nations in the world due to the fact that people from all cultures, backgrounds, races, and religions, live side-by-side in a peaceful environment.

Bahman enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan to improve his English language, before following his dream to British Columbia where he lived about four years in the city of Vancouver.

Upon his return to Toronto, Bahman started his own small advertising company to help retailers and merchants to promote their small to medium size businesses; since then he has been advancing his knowledge and developing new systems in order to provide necessary training and consulting for those business owners who are facing serious challenges and hardship in their daily activities.

During the last seventeen years, Bahman witnessed the day-by-day local retailers and merchants gradually losing their hope of prosperity, mainly due to the restricted policies and taxes that are imposed by different level of governments, as well as lack of proper management of market economy by the bank authorities.

Bahman has always believed that a stable economy free from useless restrictions benefits communities, and on the other hand, unmotivated environment will make society dull in the long run, and danger relies on the fact that could become very suitable medium for corruption and crime; that is why he enters into politics to apply his knowledge and experience in an attempt to make a difference.

Bahman wants you, the public, to observe how these major political parties run their campaigns, so you can be sure that they run the government in the same manner; instead of focusing on resolving issues that affect every citizen in this vast, beautiful land, they spend their time finding faults with their rivals at the expense of tax payers.

John Richardson (Officer)

  • Lawyer (Ontario, New York and Massachusetts)
  • Self–Employed – small business since 1980
  • Author – Law School Bound
  • Independent Candidate – Toronto Danforth (2008)

http://johnrichardson.wordpress.com

Steve Garry (Officer)

  • Director of the Board for Alliance and Conservative Parties, 2001-2004.
  • Candidate for Conservative Party nominee for candidate, 2004. 
  • Owner/Operator of CAT Consulting (London) Inc. since 1990. 
     
  • Semi-retired since 2015, but busier than ever as a screenwriter hoping to make my first big sale to film producers.
  • Founder of the Democracy Party of Canada, and currently the proud "Chief Envelope Stuffer" as many fine people now help to move the Party forward to official registration!

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