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The First 500 years.

The Glorious Revival Project marks the beginning of a new era for the nation of Canada. From the first encounter between Europeans and the Indigenous people, 1534 April 20, 1534 – – Jacques Cartier made three voyages to Canada. On April 20, 1534, accompanied by approximately 60 sailors who were to handle two ships of about 60 tonnes each, Cartier set sail from Saint-Malo. Crossing the Atlantic went smoothly; after 20 days, he entered the Strait of Belle Isle. (X click) the country has been governed under the divine rights of monarchs, guided by an underlying constitution, and eventually a parliamentary system of representative democracy governed by the Rule of Law. Looking toward the year 2034, Canadians will be peering into the second half of our millennia, considering the challenges and opportunities in an age of rapid technological development, medical advancements and unprecedented social change. To navigate this dynamic future, the foundations of our model of governance must be reformed.

A pivotal moment as we move towards the Next 500 years.

Our history has been both colourful and imperfect, yet, here we are. The Glorious Revival Project sets in motion a discussion on the prospects for a prosperous, free and just future and the role of citizens. In our social agreement it is the public’s consent Consent – The right if consent is founded on the principles of trust, responsibility and shared morals. We base our relationships upon these values, guiding our many decisions. Should we expect any less from our institutions of government or the companies we support? The power of consent can be given and withdrawn. (X click) , given to selected members of the community, that entrusts the immense powers of the institutions of government to our representatives. Implied in the principle of consent is the right to withdraw that consent when those institutions or representatives fail to act in the interest of the public or to adhere to the public’s expectations of ethical governance.

The Glorious Revival Project re-asserts the key principles of ethical governance in a “Statement of Principles” – The Rights of All Persons and the Duties of Government”. The project also starts a process to reform how the country is governed – so as to restore those principles as the essential guides of our society. These key principles form the foundation of our expectations. To achieve them, our government institutions at all levels must re-commit to those principles and implement changes that will re-establish:

  1. Trust and Integrity Trust and IntegrityTrust and integrity are the belief that another person or institution will act in good faith and honesty consistent with its stated ethical priorities. As trust and integrity is seen to decline, citizens are less likely to actively engage, support, or participate with government. (X click)
  2. Accountability Accountability – The government as well as private actors are accountable under the law. (X close) and Responsibility
  3. Political Ethics and Morality

To that end, we begin a dialogue among Canadians to identify what needs to be done to ensure that those principles guide and control all actions of all institutions of government so that every member of our society can enjoy the rights and freedoms that our governments have an absolute duty to respect and to defend. With those principles restored to their proper place, we can hope to revive the prospect of the glorious future that our forebears envisaged for us and that we hope to see for our children and our grandchildren.

The Great Revival Introduction Audio

The Glorious Revival Introduction

Statement of Priniciples Audio

Statement of Principles Audio