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1401 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
V8S 1V9 Canada
A CALL FOR DIRECT ACTION IN
To the Crown in the persons of the Governor General and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia
PREAMBLE: It is traditional and widely understood that in Canada the Government has relied for its legitimacy on the Monarchy as a symbol of the undivided and sovereign People of Canada. It is also observable that adversarial political parties neglect their responsibilities to the People, and so threaten peace, order and good government.
FOR THIS REASON: We call upon Their Excellencies to exercise the Royal Prerogative in the name of the People in Common; this requires a precedent-setting exercise of that authority, which gives also an opportunity to demonstrate the value of a non-partisan head of State.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED, BEING INTENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT THROUGH PEOPLE'S DIRECT DEMOCRACY, CALL UPON THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA AND THE LT. GOVERNOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TO INSTRUCT OUR CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER TO PROVIDE ON THE BALLOT FORM IN THE NEXT BY-ELECTION, PROVINCIAL ELECTION, OR FEDERAL ELECTION, A BOX MARKED NOTA - meaning NONE OF THE ABOVE.
AND FURTHER, TO PUT IN PLACE A RANDOM SELECTION SYSTEM IN WHICH A MAN AND A WOMAN MAY BE CHOSEN AS CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE POOL OF NOTA ELECTORS, IN THE EVENT THE NOTA VOTE EXCEEDS VOTES CAST FOR THE OTHER LEADING CANDIDATES.