Ian Roden Spadina Fort-York


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The People’s Party of Canada is dedicated to responsibility in government. Canadians have grown so accustomed to corruption and lack of ethics in government that many believe it is a natural part of the system. It is not, it has no place in Canadian politics, and there is a choice. We are dedicated to transparency, ethics, and restoring the integrity of our political system.

Why I'm Running

I believe protecting the rights and freedoms of everyone in this great Country is the only way to flourish and have Canadians reach their true potential.

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Hard working entrepreneur with a love for family, freedom, the environment and common sense solutions.

Our Platform

Freedom of expression. Financial management and improving the cost of living. Learn about what we stand for.

Why I'm Running

Values

Over the years, the role of government has been completely perverted. It seems that no matter the party, Canadian politicians solely focus on taxing us and squandering our wealth on their pet projects while endangering the social safety nets we have all gotten accustomed to and taken for granted.

 

If a government cannot perform its basic functions on schedule and under budget, then we have no reason to trust them with grander aspirations. Government should not be the moral authority. Government should allow, within reason, for people to pursue their own morality in life. 

 

It was always my goal to be an entrepreneur. In 2010, I accomplished my dream of opening a business.  Ever since then I’ve been owning and operating restaurants and other business ventures successfully. 

 

Any entrepreneur will tell you that starting and operating a business is tough but rewarding. I feel that lately, the government at every level has callously, unnecessarily and immorally increased the difficulty of operating a business, severely affecting the opportunity of hardworking Canadians to earn a reward for having taken a chance on themselves. The government is forcing people to abandon their ambitions because it’s not worth taking a risk on themselves anymore.

 

I have many hard working family members and friends who work for the government. They do an admirable job that is necessary. However I think the government should act more like a referee at a hockey game, they are doing a great job when you don’t notice them.

 

I see the People’s Party as something completely different, which puts the focus back on ordinary citizens. Pinching pennies and ensuring efficiency comes naturally to any restaurateur and my goal is to shrink the government as much as possible in order to unleash the true potential of all Canadians. 

 

Along with my entrepreneurial experience, I also have a background in Finance and have worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies. I believe fiscal mismanagement is at the heart of what is plaguing Canada and look forward to the day when I can help chart a better, more prosperous future for all Canadians under the PPC banner. 

About Me

Ian Roden

Ian is a hard-working entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses as well as helped others start their own.

 

He has spent the last 13 years working in the restaurant business. He is a multiple shop owner having opened up the first franchise of a now well-known Ottawa brand in a new market. Ian was the first member of the brands franchisee advisory board supporting key decision making and developing chain wide marketing strategy.

 

As well, he developed and operated the Southern Ontario Centre of Excellence (training centre) for the brand, having trained over 20 different franchise owners and managers, helping the brand scale from 4 locations to over 25 locations today.

 

His businesses have won many awards and have been featured in multiple publications. His locations presently serve over 250,000 customers a year and he has employed over 500 people in the last 10 years. Within the community Ian has worked with countless charities, he is an especially proud sponsor of the War Amps and the Hamilton Sledge Hammers Sledge Hockey team.

 

In Burlington, he is an active BIA member and hosts a yearly BBQ during their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The BBQ is free for anyone in the community and attracts hundreds of people. Ian currently resides in Etobicoke with his wife and infant daughter.

 

He is an avid sportsman who participates on multiple hockey, soccer and softball teams in the community. He has an affinity for the outdoors having completed the Everest Basecamp trek, visited lake Baikal in Russia and camped in Yellowstone National Park. Originally from Ottawa, he is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance.

Respecting Individual Rights

If a government cannot perform its basic functions on schedule and under budget, then we have no reason to trust them with grander aspirations. Government should not be the moral authority. Government should allow, within reason, for people to pursue their own morality in life.

The Vaccine Passport's purpose is to get us used to have all our movements, travel, and spending decisions monitored and controlled by the government "for the good of society." Those who promote it actually support Chinese-style totalitarianism.
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