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I am running for Canadian parliament

April 18, 2015

Hello folks, guess what? I am running for Parliament: Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax, Nova Scotia province, Canada. My name is Kiprotich Ruto. And, I am running for a Canadian federal parliamentary seat: as an Independent Candidate vying for; Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax seat/riding, in Nova Scotia province, Canada.

Now, I’ve got news for Stephen Harper: the East wants in! Long suffering/enduring long time very marginalized minority Canadians want in! Canadians want in! Canada wants in! Here we come! Here come Canadians standing up/speaking up strong for Canada! We dare say: together we can work towards a better social justice Canada! O Canada! Our home and native land! O Canada! We stand on guard for thee! O our beloved Canada!

The 42nd Canadian general election, to elect parliamentary members (MP’s) to the House of Commons of Canada is scheduled tentatively scheduled to occur on October 19, 2015. Elections Canada is the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting Canadian federal elections and referendums.

My name is Kiprotich Ruto. And, I am running for a Canadian federal parliamentary seat: as an Independent Candidate vying for; Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax seat/riding, in Nova Scotia province, Canada. My name is Kiprotich Ruto. And, I am running for a Canadian federal parliamentary seat: Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax, Nova Scotia province, Canada.

So, who is my competition? I am doing my due diligence, as I prepare myself, as I “search my soul” and as we work towards building an excellent team of grassroots community volunteers, to champion our grassroots community campaign. So, who is my competition?  Who are the big players in the Canadian game of politics? (For now, let alone the money/resources and the diverse values/intentions, of the Canadian political/business financiers, and other powerful micro/macro Canadian cultural, community, interests, lobby groups)? So, who are the “pretty”/charismatic leading faces, the public faces/the public relations faces of Canadian politics?

The incumbent Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is running in Calgary Southwest riding for the 2015 election, with the Conservative Party. The Conservative party in the last elections won: 166 seats, 39.62% and currently has 160 seats. Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister in 2006, forming a minority government. Something about Stephen’s education, family and life. Harper was born and raised in Toronto, the first of three sons of Margaret (née Johnston) and Joseph Harris Harper, an accountant at Imperial Oil. He attended Northlea Public School and, later, John G. Althouse Middle School and Richview Collegiate Institute, both in Central Etobicoke. He graduated in 1978, and was a member of Richview Collegiate’s team on Reach for the Top, a television quiz show for Canadian high school students. Harper enrolled at the University of Toronto but dropped out after two months. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where he found work in the mail room at Imperial Oil. Later, he advanced to work on the company’s computer systems. He took up post-secondary studies again at the University of Calgary, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics. He later returned there to earn a master’s degree in economics, completed in 1993. Harper has kept strong links to the University of Calgary, where he often lectured. Harper is the first prime minister since Joe Clark without a law degree. Harper became involved in politics as a member of his high school’s Young Liberals Club. He later changed his political allegiance because he disagreed with the National Energy Program (NEP) of Pierre Trudeau‘s Liberal government. He became chief aide to Progressive Conservative MP Jim Hawkes in 1985, but later became disillusioned with both the party and the government of Brian Mulroney, especially the administration’s fiscal policy and its inability to fully revoke the NEP until 1986. He left the PC Party that same year. Stephen was then recommended by the University of Calgary‘s economist Bob Mansell to Preston Manning, the founder and leader of the Reform Party of Canada. At that time Harper, “didn’t see himself as a politician,” Mansell told CBC News in 2002, adding, “Politics was not his first love.” Manning invited him to participate in the party, and Harper gave a speech at Reform’s 1987 founding convention in Winnipeg. He became the Reform Party’s Chief Policy Officer, and he played a major role in drafting the 1988 election platform. He resigned his parliamentary seat on January 14, 1997, the same day that he was appointed as a vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition (NCC), a conservative think-tank and advocacy group.  Soon after leaving Parliament, Harper and Tom Flanagan co-authored an opinion piece entitled “Our Benign Dictatorship“, which argued that the Liberal Party only retained power through a dysfunctional political system and a divided opposition. Harper and Flanagan argued that national conservative governments between 1917 and 1993 were founded on temporary alliances between Western populists and Quebec nationalists, and were unable to govern because of their fundamental contradictions. The authors called for an alliance of Canada’s conservative parties, and suggested that meaningful political change might require electoral reforms such as proportional representation. “Our Benign Dictatorship” also commended Conrad Black‘s purchase of the Southam newspaper chain, arguing that his stewardship would provide for a “pluralistic” editorial view to counter the “monolithically liberal and feminist” approach of the previous management.  In 1997, Harper delivered a controversial speech on Canadian identity to the Council for National Policy, a conservative American think tank. He made comments such as “Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it”, “if you’re like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians”, and “the NDP [New Democratic Party] is kind of proof that the Devil lives and interferes in the affairs of men.” These statements were made public and criticized during the 2006 election. Harper argued that the speech was intended as humour, and not as serious analysis. He was promoted to NCC president later in the year. He is credited with creating Reform’s campaign slogan, “The West wants in!”

Now, I’ve got news for Stephen Harper: the East wants in! Long suffering/enduring long time very marginalized minority Canadians want in! Canadians want in! Canada wants in! Here we come! Here come Canadians standing up/speaking up strong for Canada! We dare say: together we can work towards a better social justice Canada! O Canada! Our home and native land! O Canada! We stand on guard for thee! O our beloved Canada!

Note:  Peter Gordon MacKay is a man to watch closely, he is in close strategic cahoots with Stephen Harper. Peter (born September 27, 1965) is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and current Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Cabinet of Canada. He is married to Nazanin Afshin-Jam an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, and human rights activist, and a former Miss World Canada. Politically, Peter is strategically positioning himself quite ambitiously.

Thomas Joseph “Tom” Mulcair (born October 24, 1954) is the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), as well as the Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada. Tom represents the Outremont riding, and his New Democratic Party (NDP) has 95 seats in the Canadian House of Commons. What do we know and what can we learn now about Tom Mulcair? Tom was born to a French-Canadian mother, Jeanne (née Hurtubise), and an Irish-Canadian father, Harry Donnelly Mulcair. He is the second-oldest of the couple’s ten children, and grew up fluently bilingual. His maternal great-great-grandfather was the 9th Premier of Quebec, Honoré Mercier. Mulcair was raised in the Wrightville district of Hull (now Gatineau) and in Laval, just north of Montreal. He graduated from Laval Catholic High School, and in Social Sciences from CEGEP Vanier College. Mulcair graduated from McGill University in 1977 with degrees in common law and civil law. During his penultimate year, he was elected president of the McGill Law Students Association, and sat on the council of the McGill Student Union. Tom has been married to Catherine Pinhas since 1976; she is a psychologist who was born in France to a Sephardic Jewish family from Turkey. The couple have two sons; one is a police officer while the other is an engineer. Tim Mulcair has dual citizenship and is both a Canadian citizen and a French citizen.

Justin Pierre James Trudeau (popularly know simply as: “Justin Trudeau” was born on Christmas Day; December 25, 1971). Justin inherited millions, and thus a Canadian millionaire, possibly worth way much more than he reveals. Justin Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, long-serving (15th) Prime Minister, and Margaret Trudeau. Justin has served as the Liberal Party’s critic for Youth and Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration, and Post Secondary Education, Youth and Amateur Sport. On April 14, 2013, Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Justin Trudeau represents Papineau riding. Justin’s Liberal Party, has 36 seats in the Canadian House of Commons.

Elizabeth Evans May (born June 9, 1954, is an American-born Canadian environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer), Elizabeth represents Saanich-Gulf Islands riding and she is leader of the Green Party with 2 seats in the Canadian House of commons. 

Mario Beaulieu (born 1959/1960, is a Quebecois nationalist) is leader of the Bloc Québécois, (BP) with 2 seats in the Canadian House of Commons. Mario represents La Pointe-de-I’lle riding.

And, Jean-François Fortin (born September 12, 1973), is running in Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapedia riding and he is leader of the  Forces et Démocratie (FD Party, a new Quebec-only political party dedicated to representing the province’s regions), FD Party has 2 seats in the Canadian House of commons. The Canadian Parliamentary House of Commons has a total of 338 seats, with 170 seats required to for a majority Canadian government. I am running for the Halifax Member of Parliament (MP) seat/riding, as an Independent candidate.

My name is Kiprotich Ruto. You can volunteer to join our team, as we prepare for the Canadian federal elections, tentatively scheduled for 19th October 2015. Consider contacting us to sign our Nomation” papers required by Elections Canada. Consider volunteering to join our grassroots community campaign/organizing team, today. Together we can work towards a better social justice Canada! O Canada! Our home and native land! O Canada! We stand on guard for thee! O our beloved Canada!

Thank you.

 Kiprotich Ruto

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Saturday, 18th April 2015.

At romantic Halifax city, Nova Scotia province, Canada.

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