If you have been to a People’s Party event in the Toronto area, you have probably met Darik Horn. Darik is what I call a super-volunteer, making himself available whenever and wherever to advance the PPC campaign.
Growing up in Brantford, Darik participated in community projects from an early age. This shaped his view of politics and public service as being “about doing good things to make good things happen.”
I first met Darik during the February by-election campaign of Robert Geurts in the York-Simcoe riding, and I have seen him at virtually every event I have been to since. Darik goes to every event that he can get to, finding the time even at the expense of other obligations.
Darik says, “I don’t think that in my lifetime I will see another party created that aligns so perfectly with what I value. And October is only 3 months away, so why not show up every day and put in 100% and make that happen.”
When asked about his motivation Darik says, “For me it genuinely feels good to do good things, and get good outcomes, and meet good people, and make new friends and, like I said, to belabour the point, to make good things happen, it feels fantastic.”
Darik has also seen the negative side of taking a stand publicly for what he believes in, he has been targeted several times by social justice warriors. But he says it does not bother him anymore, because for every negative experience there are hundreds of people receptive to the PPC message.
Darik has been volunteering since the early days of the party when events got low turnouts and no media coverage. Now, he sees a critical mass building, and sees early efforts paying off, with a growing party and growing support: “the handful of early PPC supporters, that worked hard, that put in the time, that made early events happen, it’s snowballed into something big and positive.”
Donations are important to any political campaign, but only public service can transform Canadian politics. Active participation by ordinary Canadians, as candidates and volunteers, is the only way to bring a people’s government to power and to keep that government accountable to the people of Canada - not to special interest groups and international elites.
Darik, and others like him, are putting in the time to build a better Canada. If you have not already volunteered with the PPC, your time is needed, and the time is now, to get out and make Canada the best country it can be, for yourself, for your family, and for future generations of Canadians.
Read the full inspiring interview with Darik Horn HERE.
The People’s Party of Canada is riding the wave of populism that has been sweeping the world. Recent polls show that Canadians are ready for change. The People’s Party is the only federal party ready to meet the demand for honest government working in the interest of all Canadians.
If an election had been held a year ago, the outcome would have been very different since there was no party ready to take advantage of this populist wave at the federal level.
The Liberals shifted left, but not far enough to be considered populist. And the NDP, under the uninspiring leadership of Jagmeet Singh, has failed to take advantage of the populist surge.
Andrew Scheer has foolishly chosen to lead his Conservatives to the shrinking political center, in a world that is becoming increasingly polarized by people-power on both the left and the right.
The Greens, under Elizabeth May, have shown strong growth resulting from dissatisfaction with the traditional parties and increasing climate alarmism in the media. However, as a single-issue party, they are not a mainstream alternative.
In August of last year, Maxime Bernier made the difficult and courageous decision to quit the Conservatives, stepping out on his own and creating a new party to give Canadians a real populist alternative in the next election. Less than a year later, Bernier has been joined by almost 300 candidates and his party has started to climb in the polls.
The historical trend toward populism makes it nearly impossible for the Liberals to win a second term, even if Trudeau had not made innumerable mistakes as Prime Minister. The newly moderate and centrist Conservatives are providing no real alternative. This leaves the PPC as the only real option ready to ride the populist wave to victory in October.