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Mr. James Hnatiuk, CHP Deputy Leader (National)
1) J. Hnatiuk (2008-Feb-07)
2) S. Jetchick (2008-Feb-07)
3) J. Hnatiuk (2008-June-24)
4) S. Jetchick (2008-July-01)
-----Original Message----- From: Hnatiuk, Jim Sent: 7 février 2008 04:06 To: CHP mailing list Subject: CHP Leadership Run Greetings CHP friends, colleagues, members; With the upcoming November 2008 CHP National Convention in Regina, Ron Gray has announced that he will be stepping down as Leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada. This truly will be a momentous time, not only as we reflect on and celebrate the twelve years during which Ron has unashamedly led our party, but also as we look to the future of the CHP, and the task of ensuring continued, strong leadership for the challenges ahead. This short letter is to inform you that I have submitted my "Intentions to Run" for the position of Leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada at the upcoming National Convention in November - God being my helper. I make this announcement not before considerable time in prayer for guidance on such an important matter. I have never had aspirations to be fully engaged in politics, yet my heart now tells me I must. Prior to this decision, I did seek the wisdom, input and support of my wife Ellen, who, readily and quite remarkably, gave me her full support. This support and encouragement was echoed by the rest of my family and the Nova Scotia CHP Officers. As leader, I would offer the knowledge that I have gained over the recent years as a CHP National Board member, as Nova Scotia President and the CHP Deputy Leader. An asset to the party, I believe, would be the experience, training and leadership skills that I acquired in my twenty-five years of military service. As well, my character, stamina and loyalty to God's Word have been tested many times over the past thirteen years in my church ministries as youth leader, elder and in my current position as deacon. I do want to be sensitive to others who may be experiencing this call on their lives and to not in any way seek to redirect decisions that they are making. I do know that the good Lord wishes that I run; the outcome He will decide and I will be at peace with His decision. Currently as owner and manager of a rapidly growing new hunting & fishing retail business I could have chosen to believe that I have absolutely no time for anything else. Yet on the other hand, I can see that the business could operate with a minimum of supervision from me if I found a capable manager. The business is, and can continue to be a valuable asset to my family, to my political and Christian endeavours, used for whatever purposes God may be blessing it. Having announced my decision to pursue the leadership, I will be seeking support from family, friends, colleagues and the membership of the CHP, as the November convention approaches. Thank you kindly. In His Grip Jim Hnatiuk Nova Scotia "If Christians should vote their duty to God at the polls, they would carry every election, and do it with ease." Mark Twain
-----Original Message----- From: Stefan Jetchick Sent: 7 février 2008 19:48 To: Jim Hnatiuk Subject: RE: CHP Leadership Run Good day Mr. Hnatiuk, >> With the upcoming November 2008 CHP National Convention in Regina, >> Ron Gray has announced that he will be stepping down as Leader of >> the Christian Heritage Party of Canada. May God reward Mr. Gray for all his hard work, for all those years! >> I have submitted my "Intentions to Run" for the position of >> Leader of the CHP I certainly wish you all the best for your run! >> I will be seeking support from [...] the membership >> of the CHP, as the November convention approaches. What I usually do, to decide who to support in an election, is to ask the same tough question to all candidates, then post all answers on my personal web site. Since you're the first out of the gate (as far as I know), you're the first to get the question! (Please, don't rush your answer, since it will be visible on the web. Also, I might also translate all answers into French.) Short version of the Question: "Do you believe Faith is the foundation of reason?" Longer version of the Question: "Would you vote in favor of adding a sixth clause to the CHP Pledge, as worded in Section 7 of Does The CHP Want To Establish A Theocracy?" (Reading Section 7 carefully takes a while, but in my opinion it is a critical issue for the Christian Heritage Party.) Another way of approaching the Question is to read my correspondance with Mr. Tim Bloedow, concerning what I consider to be serious errors in his book. (But careful, we talk about all kinds of things in those letters, many of which are not directly related to the above important question.) Looking forward to meeting you in person next November (and maybe even working for your leadership campaign from now until then, depending on your answer). In Christ, Stefan Jetchick CHP EDA Louis-Hébert (Quebec City)
-----Original Message----- From: James Hnatiuk Sent: 24 juin 2008 06:44 To: Stefan Jetchick Subject: Your questions Hi Stefan Your question: Short version. "Do you believe Faith is the foundation of reason?" Answer; Faith certainly should impact a persons reasoning. To be effective, the 'strength' of ones faith must outweigh opposing forces. The source of 'faith' and 'strength' is the actual key. Your question: Longer version of the Question: "Would you vote in favor of adding a sixth clause to the CHP Pledge, as worded in Section 7 of Does The CHP Want To Establish A Theocracy?" (Reading Section 7 carefully takes a while, but in my opinion it is a critical issue for the Christian Heritage Party.) Answer Your Section 7 I find is outside the spectrum of political activity. Our current CHP pledge very adequately serves it's intended purpose. Kind regards Jim
-----Original Message----- From: Stefan Jetchick Sent: 1 juillet 2008 09:48 To: Hnatiuk's Subject: RE: Your questions Good day Sir, Thanks for writing back. >> Your Section 7 I find is outside the spectrum of political activity. Strange. You dismiss the whole issue as "outside politics", while giving no reasons to back up your claim, and quoting nothing that I've written (despite the fact it took you over four months to answer my e-mail). Allow me to quote Ron Gray, current National Leader of the CHP: For in the Bible, God says, "Come, let us reason together." [...] For while it's true that the CHP bases its policies on principles found in the Bible, when we advocate for those policies in the public square, we always work to develop objective, factual - I might even say "secular" - arguments to support those policies. ["CHP Comm", Vol 15 No 25, July 01, 2008. My emphasis] My whole Section 7 basically says that some CHP members can: "develop objective, factual - I might even say "secular" - arguments to support those policies". And this is "outside politics"? >> Our current CHP pledge very adequately serves it's intended purpose. As you know (since you've certainly read everything I asked you to read), I have nothing against the first five clauses of the CHP Pledge. I want to add a sixth clause, not remove anything. And why do I want to add a clause? Because there are people inside the CHP who claim that "developing objective, factual - I might even say "secular" - arguments to support those policies" is "outside the spectrum of political activity". A candidate, who cannot recognize a theocracy when it's biting his leg, might not be the best choice at the upcoming 2008 National Leadership Convention. In Christ, Stefan Jetchick
Well, I was a bit rough that time. Do remember that Mr. Hnatiuk and me also agree on great many topics! For example, here is a quote from Mr. Hnatiuk, dated today, in the "CHP News Release" for 2008-July-02, after the scandalous attribution of the Order of Canada to Morgentaler:
Traditionally, members of the Order of Canada have been men and women that all Canadians have been able to look up to and esteem for their achievements in their fields of endeavour or for some act of bravery. Now, that honour has been sullied by appointing a man who is notorious for nothing more than his callous disregard for human life, and the brutal death and dismemberment of the weakest members of our society.
I say to Mr. Hnatiuk: "Amen! Amen! Amen!"
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