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bringing INtegrity & INclusiveness to politics

Welcome to the FemINist INitiative of Canada.

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It's time for change. It's time for feminists and like-minded persons to create their own space on Canada's political landscape.

Politicians through all levels of government say that voters are apathetic. Apathy implies passivity and tacitly faults the individual in whom it resides. Voters are not apathetic; they are disgusted and that disgust is rapidly turning to aversion.

The FemINist INitiative of Canada recognizes that Canadian politics must be done differently. It must be civil and inclusive of diversity; it must reflect the balance of the feminine and masculine in the electorate; it must focus on solutions, not problems; and it must respect the wisdom of Canada's people and communities. A fundamental goal of the FemINist INitiative of Canada is to bring innovation to politics and demonstrate its benefits to all Canadians.

Over the coming months and years the FemINist INitiative of Canada will, through a process of grassroots consultation and consensus building, develop a party and candidates guided by the values of INclusiveness, INtegrity, INvolvement and INnovation. These values, together with our Constitution, will guide the development of our policies, procedures, platforms and conduct.

We will strive for harmony by working toward achieving a society in which its cultural, social, political and economic institutions reflect the balance of the feminine and the masculine inherent in Canada's people.

We will reach out to members of our society who have been marginalized by societal biases, the bureaucratic wall of silence, and political bungling and lack of awareness. We will encourage their meaningful participation in the formation of policy affecting their lives, because we respect that they – not politicians, not bureaucrats, not academics – are more apt to know what is best for them.

We will bring civility and openness to the political realm and respect for those whose views we may not share.

We will demonstrate through action, and talk without double-speak, that INclusiveness, INtegrity and INnovation can reignite the electorate, inspiring the INvolvement of voters in the political process.

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