Saskatchewan businessman Joseph Bourgault wants to lead the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) so he can help steer the country in the right direction “for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”
Bourgault is one of 10 candidates vying to become the party’s next leader. The St. Brieux native has 47 years of management experience, served in leadership positions with Bourgault Industries since 1985 and has owned Bourgault Tillage and Tools since 1991.
His leadership campaign motto is “truth, freedom and justice.” His top policies include eliminating all pandemic mandates, quitting the carbon tax and ensuring digital ID never comes to Canada.
The businessman is bringing his campaign to Moose Jaw on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at R&S Family Restaurant on the North Service Road.
Back on track
“I strongly feel that the country has been headed in the wrong direction for quite some time. I love our country, and I love my children and grandchildren, and I cannot rest until our country is back on the right track,” Bourgault said recently.
Bourgault’s vision is for Canadians to live in a happy, healthy, prosperous country. He also wants to re-establish the principles and values upon which Canada was founded.
“My vision for Canada is to focus on God as our Creator, love as our guiding principle, truth and honesty (and) freedom and justice,” he remarked.
Happy and prosperous
One way to make Canada a happy, healthy, prosperous country is to create a true health-care system that actually helps people, Bourgault continued. He noted that Canada spends $270 billion annually on a “conventional medical care system” that doesn’t support Canadians as it should.
He experienced a life-threatening illness decades ago and — over eight years — was unable to find solutions in the health-care system. He looked elsewhere and found solutions in an alternative care system.
“When it comes to understanding the root causes of disease, we need to create a true health-care system that gets at the root causes of illness,” he remarked. “… and I believe that’s the No. 1 driver driving people into the medical care system, is because they can’t afford a healthy diet and lifestyle.”
Two things need to happen to achieve changes, he said. One is to encourage people to eat more organic food; he has eaten this way since 1992 and has never been sick since. The second change is to reform the tax system so people living below the poverty line can purchase healthy food.
The poverty line in 1960 was $12,000 for a single adult, while it was $25,000 in 1999, but that amount is insufficient today, Bourgault said. He wants to raise the basic deduction level to $50,000, so people don’t pay taxes until they reach that point.
During his 37 years in leadership positions, Bourgault found that a plan is needed to achieve a vision. He believes his values and principles align with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the country’s “core values” of love of God, family, truth, freedom, personal responsibility and justice.
He also sees himself as incorruptible compared to career politicians.
The Saskatchewan businessman wrote a manuscript in 2019 — it remains unpublished — laying out 52 problems facing Canada and providing solutions for each challenge. He said that each solution is factual and evidence-based, which is also how he tackles issues.
Upholding the law
Bourgault has contemplated running for the CPC leadership position for several years. During his time in Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy, he knew he should run. He spent time supporting the truckers to ensure the demonstration remained a “peaceful, legal protest.”
“I am all about upholding the rule of law, and I feel our governments all across the country have been violating people’s God-given rights and freedoms (during the pandemic and trucker protest),” he said. “… Governments have no right to force people to take an experimental gene therapy with the threat of killing you or injuring you. And I have the statistics on that.”
Being forced to take an experimental injection or lose your job for not complying is extortion, Bougault continued. He also thinks all governments are “lawless” because of their decisions.
Bourgault provided more details about his main policies regarding the pandemic mandates, carbon tax and digital ID.
He would eliminate the pandemic mandates and use legislation if necessary.
He would eliminate the carbon tax since it hurts Canadian businesses and ships jobs overseas. He pointed out that neither the U.S. nor China have carbon taxes and are the largest emitters on Earth. Furthermore, Canada produces 1.6 per cent of the world’s pollution while China produces 27 per cent and is doing nothing to reduce its emissions.
Also, he is against digital IDs and tracking people or governments and corporations controlling people’s decisions.
“I am not part of the World Economic Forum and nor have I any interest in supporting the World Economic Forum agenda. And even the UN agenda,” Bourgault said. “Anything that is out of alignment with our core values and principles in this country, I reject that. … Those organizations would have no control over Canadian people … .”
Anyone interested in supporting Bourgault should visit www.josephbourgault.ca.