It is pretty certain that the Prime Minister will call a general election within the next few days. And when he does, WE WILL BE READY.
I spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with Election’s Canada getting as much information as possible on the rules governing a campaign.
A very serious concern of mine is about financing, since no one can win or hope to win an election without the necessary money to buy advertising which includes: newspapers, radio, lawn signs and fliers. All of which are quite expensive.
Unlike a Party Candidate, as an Independent Candidate I don’t have nearly the same financial advantages. Even the rules of financing are not the same.
Successive governments have made it all about them, like a closed club that doesn’t want ‘outsiders’ coming through ‘their’ door.
But I’m not just any outsider who wants in all by myself, since I have a great many concerned and aware ‘friends’ from coast to coast who also want in.
So here’s the way it is with campaign financing:
1 – As a Candidate, I have the right to donate up to $2,200 to my own campaign.
2 – Every Canadian who is entitled to vote in the coming election can donate as much as, but not more than $1,100 to each Candidate and or Party of his or her choice.
ANY LEGAL CANADIAN VOTER FROM ANYWHERE IN CANADA CAN DONATE TO MY CAMPAIGN.
I cannot accept any funds whatsoever from anyone who is not a legal Canadian voter, a business, non-profit, charity, union, club – etcetera.
3 – Every donation that is more than $20 ($20.01) must be registered with Election’s Canada accompanied by a receipt to the donor.
4 – I cannot ask for, nor can I accept any campaign donations prior to being registered as a Candidate. Afterwards, the sky is the limit up to $1,100 per person.
In my case, I will donate $2,200. My wife will donate $1,100. My family will each donate to their individual maximum. Some of my friends will too. This will be a great start, but not enough.
NOMINATION SIGNATURES ARE CRUCIAL.
Before anything can happen, I need 100 signatures from legal voters in my riding on my nomination form(s). The signatures do not endorse my Candidacy. They simply acknowledge that the person signing has no problem with me running as a Candidate in his or her riding.
Until that happens though, I cannot open a Campaign Bank Account. I cannot pay my $1,000 deposit. I cannot ask for, nor can I receive campaign donations. And I cannot advertise.
I NEED SIGNATURES – FAST!
I have tentatively purchased all of the advertising I will need to launch a strong campaign. I’ve done the artwork, written the copy, created the commercials, and have all of the suppliers on standby waiting for my word to go.
But, none of this happens before I get the 100 signatures.
AND THEN I WILL NEED THE MONEY.
I will ask all the people who have donated in the past to Galganov Dot Com to once again do what they can to help out financially. BUT NOT YET! Not until I have the 100 signatures, paid the $1,000 deposit, and am properly registered as an Official Candidate with an Official Agent.
THEN WE START THE CAMPAIGN TO TRULY WIN BACK CANADA!
I feel extremely confident that we have a chance to get me elected as Canada’s INDEPENDENT voice due to the feedback from our last mailing to approximately 38,000 homes in the riding where I will run (Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry) which includes the City of Cornwall.
My phone line (613 347-7775) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) have been inundated with calls and letters of support.
I’ve received emails asking me for lawn signs so they could promote my candidacy.
And in just about every email and phone call, the common thread has been: “FINALLY – It’s about time we have someone and something we can vote for!”
PAYING FOR THE COURT CHALLENGE:
As for this election and the upcoming Court Challenge against the Township of Russell’s FORCED bilingual sign law, one thing has nothing to do with the other. The lawyers have been paid in full for our Superior Court Challenge.
Multi-tasking is not an issue. I fully intend to do whatever I can within the boundaries of the law to win our Court Challenge and an INDEPENDENT Seat in Ottawa.
Just as a little reminder about part of the reason why I’m running to be YOUR Member of Parliament:
In the ‘Nation’ of Quebec, it is against the law NOT to hire a French speaking person who can’t speak English.
But, in our country of Canada, it is NOT against the law for the government to refuse to hire an English speaking Canadian who can’t speak French.
To learn more about what I stand for and how you can help, please click on the red link directly beneath my signature.
Together: LET’S WIN BACK CANADA!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov