Cody Payant – People’s Party Candidate for Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek

Cody Payant – People’s Party Candidate for Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek


This is Cody Payant he’s a People’s Party
of Canada candidate what is your riding Cody I’m in Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek out
in Saskatchewan what’s the issues for the people out
there so we need to fix equalization we’ve been going decades and decades with a
flawed equalization system it’s unfair it’s unfair for Quebec and the Maritimes
and the recipient provinces but it’s also unfair for Saskatchewan Alberta and
all the provinces so people are paying out to it getting
nothing returned and then it’s just sticking the recipient provinces into
welfare traps that we need to fix so what’s attracted to you to the People’s
Party of Canada well I’ve been following Maxime Bernier
for a while and then in 2017 when he got upset by a Scheer he started talking
about Hayek economics and actually bringing bold conservative tax reform
into our country that’s sorely needed so I was right on board right from
September onwards and never looked back I believe in the platform and it’s it’s
kind of a paradox he’s a Quebec politician a lot of people have that
animosity towards Quebec out where I’m from in the West but he’s the anti René Lévesque the anti period Pierre Trudeau he’s the anti like establishment
Laurentian Quebec politician and it’ll be great for our province I think yeah
so respecting provincial jurisdiction two-thirds of our Constitution is
provincial jurisdiction and it gets interfered with over and over and over
again by the entrench Laurentian class in Ottawa and we need to respect
provincial jurisdiction we have 14 ridings out in Saskatchewan so if we
respect that we bring in a bold tax reform we reduce the taxes so it gives
the provinces more fiscal room to tackle the issues provincially and yeah we’re
uniting Canada the People’s Party of Canada is uniting Canada it’s a
pan-canadian party we had the Reform Party back in the 90s and then we had
Jean Charest out in Quebec but our party’s electable all across Canada I see
Scheer now his center-left pragmatist party
panders to everyone panders to the Bloc in Quebec who just signed on with a
communist candidate and and then tries to parrot that he’s from Saskatchewan
he’s not and we need to judge politicians on policy and I see Andrew
Sheer is the the 90s version of the he’s Jean Charest basically he’s a 2,000s version
of Jean Charest and if you were to give an argument for Maxine Bernier being
allowed in the debates what would that be
yeah absolutely that’s a really good point I think when you look at the Bloc
for example the Bloc is when the two main televised
debates one English one in French the Bloc is a they’re a federal party but I see
them as the provincial party just like the Parti Québécois so they’re included
in the debates our party is a new party obviously this is our first election so
not only do we have broad support we have multiple electable ridings I think
because we have obviously in Beauce Maxime Bernier’s riding also in Burnaby South
around 13% and one thing’s to be said for the polls how reliable are they some
of them are leaving the PPC out in some of the rounds of the polling so how
accurate is that and a lot of true conservatives true blood conservatives
they don’t respond to those polls they’re so disenfranchised with politics
30% of the people in our country don’t even vote so I think that combined with
the fact that we’re a new party and the debates and that process of our first
election that will galvanize support so I don’t think we can judge even the
criteria on pre debates to whether or not we have a reasonable chance of
fielding multiple seats that’s the last criteria that we apparently haven’t met
so once the country hears our message I think that has to be taken into
consideration that we have we’re the fastest-growing party in Canadian
history at the federal level and then besides that yeah that’s basically the
main thing aside from that it’s become a a partisan tool almost because as you
know like this year the criteria for the debates changed and we were originally
all that was required of the PPC was to feel field candidates in every riding
338 and all of a sudden this new criteria comes in only 90 percent is
required but then we have to have a reasonable chance of winning multiple
seats after we had already qualified now as you know the Liberals have less
candidates than we do right now they’re at like two hundred and something most
telling I think is one requirement that would say that the leader would have had
to have been elected under that name and of course that is specifically designed
to keep Maxime out undoubtedly originally it was at least one MP under
the party banner and then like you said now like that’s part of the changes now
it’s all they had to be elected to that party in 2015 so as you know he’s he was
elected as a CPC well that’s just it that’s why I think we need to bring in
part of the changes so that there’s dependent non-partisan non-biased body
that’s establishing the criteria as opposed to the sitting government caucus
and that’s what’s happened now with Karina Gould was kind of
spearheading that for the Liberals and then obviously the CPC kind of whining
and kicking and screaming to get them to change the criteria to make it harder
for us just compounded the issue so well we’ll see if Maxime is allowed on stage but
in the meantime thank you very much for your time and good luck in your campaign
thank you very much

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