Travis Patron Interviews With Free Bird Media

Travis Patron Interviews With Free Bird Media


Now Travis, I’d just like to ask you a few
more questions about how the CNP might relate to
Bernier’s upcoming party the newly formed Canadian People’s Party simply because
I’ve talked to Tim Moen for example as the leader of the Libertarian
Party. I know he spoke with Barnier and as you said you had a brief, you touch
bases with him and I’m wondering in some specific ways how how would you
different your self most importantly from the People’s Party and how do you
like their approach for their optics in terms of things like their name and so
on? Could you elaborate on that for me please? Well Alex I think it’s an
interesting decision to call themselves the People’s Party of Canada. I think
it’s both a strength and a weakness to call them some something that’s very
generic. It’s very vague and that can be something that actually works in their
favor but I think that’s something that’s also gonna work against them. It’s
gonna work in their favor because – the People’s Party – it stands for the people. Everybody is involved and it is certainly not against anything? How can you be
against the people? It’s purposely generic and for that reason I think
you’re going to see that there is a large initial base around the People’s
Party. However where they’re going to have problems and this is my prediction
is that once that base is initially established there’s going to be
divisions within the party about what the ideological foundation is. What is
the People’s Party? What does it stand for.? You’re gonna have people who want
stricter immigration. You’re going to have people who want more libertarian
policies. You’re going to have people disavowing ethnocentrism. You’re going to have infighting within that type of movement because it’s so
vague and that is a weakness that the People’s Party I predict is going to
encounter. I think it is a double-edged sword to use a generic term such as the
People’s Party. It’s going to be a fast growing movement but it’s unclear to me
if it’s going to be a long-lasting movement. That’s a very interesting answer
it makes me think about Tim Moen and the libertarians as well because it
seems to me that as a journalist I can observe that there are a lot of
Canadians who are disenfranchised with the major parties now they’re looking at
the alternatives and you just highlighted some of the differences
between yourself and Bernier’s new party especially in terms of the numbers of
immigration that you want to see coming to the country. Now you say
you respect Canada’s heritage. I think one of the
strengths of Canadian Heritage historically is that we are a group of
people, a collective of people, but we still had a lot of liberal values within
that collective so I’m wondering now for the libertarian minded people that are
watching this – how do you most crucially differentiate yourself with the
Libertarian Party of Canada and what are the most important differences in terms
of economics and culture? I think how we differentiate
from the Libertarian Party is first and foremost on our economics. We are not in
favour of complete voluntarism in terms of the business relationships we have. We actually think it would be a good idea for the federal government to
get more active in the subsidization of small and domestic business and what
that would look like are special savings accounts for businesses that do the
majority of their business within this country, hire employees from this country,
and interest rates for those accounts that we would be abnormally high. So we
would have banking incentives as well as taxation incentives on the conduct of
those businesses within our country that’s something that differentiates us
economic wise from the Libertarian Party. That is very interesting I know that
a lot of libertarians are potentially going to be turned off by your party
because at the end of the day they’re gonna see this in terms of dollars and
cents and they might take a hit if you change the system and for them, especially if they do overseas investments and things
like that, is there any reason that you could suggest to people why they might
want to take a short term economic
hit if it strengthens the nation as a whole? Is there any kind of reason why
you’d want to appeal to people to say let’s let’s switch this up a bit here
and first keep your business in Canada, we will incentivize it through these
tax breaks and things you just mentioned but also to sort of form a sense of more
cohesive national identities. What are you going to do to foster more of a
sense of of Canadian identity so that people would be more incentivized on
that level to want to help and stay in the country. Well first I would question
the assumption that Canadians are going to take a short term economic hit I
don’t necessarily think that’s true, I actually think these policies that
we’re putting forward would be beneficial to the economy in the short
term and especially the long term. We’ve seen that some of our domestic
manufacturers and some of our factories such as Campbell’s in southern Ontario
have chosen to relocate because of some of the policies in terms of labor and
taxation that we have here in Canada that they found to be discouraging to
their business operations. With the recent US Canada Mexico trade deal we
also see that the United States is targeting our auto industry sector and
that’s something that our federal government needs to do more in terms of
subsidizing the manufacturing in this industry. That mindset and that policy of
economic nationalism and using tariffs and subsidies to protect domestic
businesses is something that sets our party apart from any other operating
party. We need, and this is included in our domestic
policy, to subsidize and protect the growth of Canadian industries at home
and abroad. It’s going to be beneficial for us in the short term as well as the
long term. All right Travis there’s one final topic I’d like to dive into here
with you and that’s the role of the military in Canadian culture in society. Now what role and to what extent do you feel the military is important for Canada? Of
course we are allies with the United States so we might some people don’t
feel that we need to invest heavily in our own national defense but even though
libertarians will concede that the military is of importance so what kind
of emphasis would the CNP place on the military? How would you take care of
returning veterans and can you just give us your general thoughts on military
military service? Well I think it’s important to understand that we’re not
simply a part of the Empire of America’s military. We want our own distinctive and
autonomous military force we want the ability to use military as a source of
national pride and patriotic demonstration. Right now that is not
possible because our funding for the military in general is simply far too
low. Right now our military funding is around 0.7 percent of our GDP on an
annual basis and we believe this needs to be increased to at least 3 percent
GDP for at least four years. This will give us an opportunity to monetize our
military. We think that all sectors and all divisions within the military need
better funding especially the Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy. These are
institutions and organizations that have not received the funding necessary to
maintain their equipment and their ranks and their recruiting strategies within
the last couple decades and the way we modernize them is by increasing our
military funding to 3 percent GDP. In regards to military service our party
does exercise the idea of requiring citizens to complete at least one year
of service either in the military or in some sort of civil service organization
in order to be able to exercise their democratic ability to vote. We think that
in a democratic society to be allowed and able to influence the operations of
their government voting should be treated as something that is not a right
but a privilege and it is a privilege that should be earned through at least
one year of military or civil service. That’s an extremely interesting proposal
and I’m sure a lot of people would have various reactions to that. So you’re
saying that in order to vote in our country people would have to have a
military service or a civil service perhaps? What kind of alternatives might
there be or is it just the military or there are other ways they can serve the
country. It’s not just the military there are options for civil service this could
include anything from natural disaster relief to community programs that deal
with homelessness, deal with litter, pollution, cleaning up our communities
from needles or dangerous substance abuse. All these things could be
addressed through civil service and that is seen as a viable alternative to
military service. Very interesting when I look to the United States I see that
Donald Trump has had some success in building up some
excitement and a little bit of enthusiasm around his space program that
the United States is pursuing. I remember growing up in Canada when I was younger
the space program was something that Canada had been a part of it was
something that we seemed proud of on a national level. How do you feel about Canada’s involvement in space? Should we be
funding a space program is something that we might look to refocus on or is
it not in any way a priority for you? Well it’s interesting you asked because
in my university days I was involved with an organization that was active in
the aeronautics industry in this country, the University of Saskatchewan Space
Team (USST) and what we did was plan to launch a nano satellite into space and
this was done in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency in Ottawa and I do
believe that we should be putting more of an emphasis on our aeronautics in our
space industry as it’s something that can have tremendous beneficial returns to
Canada in terms of our environmental understanding and our policies towards
preserving and keeping our environment in proper working order. So having a
space program, they say space is the ‘final frontier’ and as Canadians we are
explorers, we are adventurers, and if people are inspired by the idea of
getting involved in space, continuing to be leaders in terms of engineering and
aeronautics with the Canad Arm and the Avro Arrow and that’s something
Canadians should take a leading role in. Very intriguing response as well. So
Travis I’d like to thank you for talking to me so far I think we’ve talked about
a lot of really interesting ideas that you’re putting on the table in terms of
economics and in terms of cultural values and so on so one final question
I’d like you to elaborate on is this you know a lot of Canadians are probably
watching this and I know that there’s a lot of psychological diversity out there
among the population and so some of the things you’re saying are gonna seem like
common sense to some people but there’s also a lot of people that I’m sure have
seen this interview now that are the key takeaways that are gonna be in their
mind are you’re not interested in supporting homosexuality or the LGBT
community, they’re gonna know that you’re proposing people have to earn the right
to vote, and they’re going to know that you’re proposing essentially special
emphasis on Europeans in terms of immigration policies all of these are
ideas that are probably going to turn off someone who is on the modern left
and also give fuel to journalists and media sources on the left that are gonna
want to paint your party as being a racist nationalist party that’s dog
whistling to white nationalist type of things and that doesn’t probably will
come off to them as being perceived as an empathetic party these are things I
want to bring up bluntly on the record here because I’d like to give you a
chance to just finally comment on those type of things and perhaps tell that
segment of the population that are concerned with those types of things why
they might still overall see your party is the best option on the table going
forward at the federal level. Well quite simply Alex we’re not trying to please
every single person. I think that’s impossible when you stand by an ideology
and a platform that you truly believe in. It’s not possible to please absolutely
everybody but for those people who are lukewarm or at least interested in
learning more then they can come out to one of our events they can listen to our
ideas and they can come to an informed decision on their own accord. And on that
note what are some of the upcoming events that you have or if people are
lukewarm and they’re still considering supporting you besides your
website what can they do in the near future to
learn more about your party? We do have ongoing events throughout Canada most
recently an upcoming in Toronto Ottawa Montreal and Quebec City if you are
interested in getting out to one of these events get in touch with our party. You can visit our website www.nationalist.ca you can email us you can jump on a phone call
with us and we can introduce you to the party and you can come out and determine
for you if the Canadian Nationalist Party is something that you want
representing yourself. Excellent, well on that note Travis I’d like to once again
just thank you for your time thank you for elaborating on these things for me I
wish you all the best of luck going forward and hope to speak to you again
in the future. No problem. My pleasure This is Travis Patron of the Canadian
Nationalist Party. I want to thank Alex Van Ham for
allowing me to come on Free Bird Media and I want to encourage Canadians who
believe that it would be in their benefit to have a nationalist political
option on the ballot for the upcoming 43rd federal election to help us get
registered.

8 thoughts on “Travis Patron Interviews With Free Bird Media

  1. Travis your policies are really good except the Indian act and the euthanasia portions you as a nationalist should know that the natives should be assimilating into the Canadian system as all immigrants if those were adjusted you would have a larger following of people just my thoughts. Good luck brother

  2. What a colossal waste of time. I respect travis and would love to see a nationalist party with some power in Canada though this is nonsensical and has zero chance of ever happening. Any attempt to beat out the establish liberal and conservative party will end in failure. Including the PPC. That's how this works. We do not live in a democracy and we haven't for quite a while.

  3. Subsidizing businesses and industries as suggested would be a train wreck – there would be a short term boom, then angry trading partners because of lop sidedness in our market, then export/import tariffs to get us back under control, then our businesses with nobody to sell to would go into a nose dive. This is the method China uses to bully its smaller neighbours – last I checked Canada is an island in the middle of nowhere next to the USA.

  4. An 8 month old video with 427 views, many of which I assume have happened over the past day or so since CBC posted an article about him. They desperately need bad guys and they're trying to terrify the public using this guy with a few hundred views on youtube. Pathetic CBC and anyone their pitiful tactics work on.

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