The will of the People | Salim Mansur
Seven words to free Canadians
Seven little words and Canada will become a nation where the people gain their sovereignty over their ruling elites.
So says our guest, Salim Mansur of Western University in an article published on his Substack, Salim’s reflections and ruminations.
Canada, since its inception, has defined itself and even prided itself in one way...”We are not Americans.” From this reactionary and defensive stance, hardly a distinguishing characteristic, it created a government in direct opposition to “We the people of the United States.” Instead, it continued the traditions of Imperial Britain and created a nation where Parliament maintained its sovereignty over the people.
Indeed, Canadians are not a sovereign people. The nation may be independent in the traditional sense that any other country might be recognized however, as with every other nation on Earth, its people lie subservient to a ruling class of elites. In Canada’s case, it is Parliament.
Salim makes it clear amidst the backdrop of recent years that saw their Charter rights literally trampled underfoot that Canadians are serfs in their own country. They have no rights which are not granted by Parliament and their inalienable rights are neither recognized nor protected.
Salim proposes that the will of the people, as expressed in the Freedom Convoy of 2022, be enshrined in an amendment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms preamble. Seven little words would fundamentally change the nature of Canada, placing Parliament in its proper place as a servant of the people rather than their master.