Nancy Mercier, the People’s Party candidate in the federal riding of Beauséjour, acknowledges that her party isn’t the same as the others and that its “common sense” platform is very controversial.
“We are a very different party and we are doing things very differently,” Mercier said during a telephone interview last Monday. “We’re controversial only because every other party is following the UN’s agenda and we are going against it.”
When asked what she meant by the UN’s agenda, she said that certain agreements ratified by the United Nations open the way for a new global political order in which Canada would not only lose its sovereignty, but also face the threat of domination by radical Islam.
“In terms of globalism, we’re looking at a one-world government, a one-world state in that sense, a one-world army and we would no longer be sovereign,” she said, adding that Canadians would also lose their democracy.
Mercier referred specifically to the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It was adopted by all 193 UN members in 2015 and outlines 17 goals that include ending poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and fostering peace.
In a news release last June, the federal government said it had committed $59.8 million over 13 years ($4.6 million annually) to work towards implementing the 17 goals and was setting up a website to foster public engagement in what it called a 2030 Agenda National Strategy.
“For now, we’re trying to fill agendas that have been put together by the United Nations,” Mercier says.
She adds she’s planning to produce her own videos letting people know what the UN is doing and “to demonstrate what this agenda really is and the dangers that we think it is.”
To read the People’s Party platform plank on a foreign policy that does not follow what it calls the UN’s “corrosive globalist agenda,” click here.
Mercier says she’s also concerned about maintaining Canada’s identity and preserving Canadian values, all of which she says are undermined by official policies of multiculturalism.
She explains that Canada was founded as a Western society by the British, French and the native peoples who were already here.
“What Canada has been founded upon, that has been our country up until very recently,” she says. “We want to keep things the way that they were.”
She explains that means everyone should identify as Canadian first and adopt the Canadian values of individual rights and equality.
“We’ve got a diversity of people living here from Asia already. We have many Muslims that are here already and have been here for a very long time. We have people from all over the world that have been here for a very long time and yet we’ve all very well integrated together. We all like this idea of a polite society that Canada is known for. We’re very giving, we’re very open,” Mercier says. “We want to maintain those things,” she adds.
“Currently we have a lot of the political, radical Islamists that are coming into the country. They’re starting some of their own political parties,” she says. “Where we keep state and religion separate, they rule under religion only. They want to bring that system here,” she adds. “It’s a very, very dangerous ideology…It’ll make communism and fascism, as far as I’m concerned, look like a day at the park so to speak, compared to what Sharia Law really is.”
To read the People’s Party platform plank on Canadian identity and preserving Canadian values and culture, click here.
Migrants and refugees
Mercier says the GCM opens our borders to migrants and refugees, especially from countries in the Middle East.
“When you look at the total number, they’re saying ‘look, you’ll take in as many as we tell you to take in,'” she says.
“We don’t agree with that and we think that’s very dangerous because nobody’s being looked at, nobody’s being vetted, they’re just basically saying ‘bring them in,'” she adds.
“I think there’s a real danger there because of all the wars that have been going on with all the different Islamists which are the terrorist networks of Jihadis,” Mercier adds, “such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram and Hamas,” she says.
“There’s so many of them. I can’t remember them all off the top of my head, but suffice to say that they’re terrorist networks and how do we know the regular folk that do need the help, that really are the refugees, from the ones that are the terrorists if we’re not doing any sort of vetting?” she asks.
To read the People’s Party platform plank on refugees, click here.
Mercier acknowledges that the People’s Party position on climate change also differs sharply from the other parties fielding candidates in Beauséjour.
“Again, all the other parties are following UN agendas, the Paris Accord or the climate change talking points that is also part of the UN agenda.”
Mercier says that while her party recognizes the importance of solving environmental problems such as cleaning up water pollution, it does not believe in “alarmist” claims that greenhouse gas emissions are causing catastrophic climate change.
“They’re basically telling our children that we’ve got less than 12 years to live, the whole world is coming apart,” she says. “I see that in terms of removing hope from people,” she adds.
“Every storm there is, whether it’s raining or snowing or blowing or whatever the case may be, oh my goodness, you know, it’s the end of the world, and we see that as alarmism,” she says.
“We absolutely do not believe and never would impose a tax on anyone to pay to change the climate,” she adds. “We think that’s absolutely silly.”
To read the People’s Party platform plank on global warming and environment, click here.
Among other things, Mercier’s candidate biography describes her an an Interfaith Pastor/Minister and Naturopath who runs her own charitable, religious and educational organization.
Mercier herself explains that she sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident 25 years ago that left her paralyzed.
“I’m a quadriplegic from that and I worked for pharmaceutical companies at the time and so was well aware of the many side effects of the medications,” she says, adding that she was lucky to have the same team of doctors that were treating actor Christopher Reeve at Case Western University in Cleveland.
“I was only 23 years old at the time and the doctors said ‘look, at this age, if you want to have a nice, long, healthy life, stay away from as many medications as you can.'”
Mercier says that as a result, she began spiritual and physical studies eventually becoming certified, registered and licensed in the holistic spiritual arts. She now practises as an Interfaith Minister and Naturopath.
“In the past five years,” she says, “probably about 80 per cent of what I do is spending time in palliative care. I assist people who are passing over especially if they have no loved ones and are alone.”
Mercier says her interest in politics began as she faced obstacle after obstacle in getting building permits for a hospice care centre in Shediac as well as improvements for caregiver quarters in her home. Blocked at every turn by regulations and bureaucracy, she got interested in political change and especially the Conservative leadership race which Maxime Bernier lost narrowly to Andrew Scheer in 2017.
When Bernier established the People’s Party of Canada, Mercier says she became a founding member and then, when no one came forward as a candidate in Beauséjour, she decided she would run against the United Nations inspired agendas of the other parties.
“It means so much to me that we have true change in this country,” she says.
To read Nancy Mercier’s People’s Party biography, click here.
To read the entire People’s Party of Canada platform, click here.