Egalitarian Party of Independent Canadians (party)
EPIC or Egalitarian Party of Independent Canadians, is a Canadian political party. It aims to represent the views of centrist and bipartisan citizens of Canada. Despite a history of Centre-Left, Libertarian policies, EPIC identifies itself as "politically neutral", and has no set party orientation.
EPIC is the result of the merger between two political parties with similar ideologies, the Canadian Social Democrats and the Canadian National Coalition. Negotiations for the merger began under the leadership of Nosyt of the CSD and Greg McNeish of the CNC. In April, under CSD leader Chamrajnagar and CNC leader Ozymandias Malifozik, details were finalized and the two parties officially merged.
In EPIC, it doesn't matter where you stand on the political spectrum or what your viewpoints are. What matters to EPIC is that you want to see eCanada at its best. EPIC, as a party, has only two main ideologies, which are its founding principles. These ideologies are that of Egalitarianism and Independent. EPIC is also the only fully transparent party in Canada.
As Egalitarians, EPIC believes that we are all equal. Every citizen deserves to be treated equal. Every member of our party is the same; whether they have more experience or less experience, more money or less, more popularity and reputation or none at all. Every citizen deserves to have their voices heard, and every citizen deserves the opportunity to take part in their party. Within EPIC, we make sure that all our party members have these rights.
As Independents, EPIC believes that everyone is entitled their own opinions. EPIC doesn't require our members to have certain ideologies, but allows everyone to form their own thoughts, viewpoints, and ideologies. As well as express it as they please. Having different viewpoints helps to spur dicussion and debate, so it is a value that is encouraged within EPIC. As free-thinkers, EPIC believes the opportunity to develop your thoughts independentally in invaluable.
EPIC also has a policy on being open and transparent. EPIC believes that everyone should be allowed to know what's going on, we therefore have a 100% transparency policy. This means that we have no secret forums or hidden conversation. We let all of our members see everything that's going on in the party, and we encourage our members to contribute to everything that's going on. This allows for a truly Egalitarian and Independent environment, where everyone is treated equally, so that they can see and make decide for themselves.
There were a number of agreements made between the two merging parties as to how EPIC would go forward:
- The two Party presidents of the merging parties would become co-Party presidents for the remainder of the term with their respective Vice Presidents stepping down from their position.
- A new organisation was to be founded for the party after a name was finalised with the organisations of the preceding parties being used as storage and purchasing organisations.
- The newspaper from the ex-CSD party newspaper would be transferred to the new party organisation with the ex-CNC newspaper being preserved for historical purposes.
- All assets from the preceding parties will be pooled and treated as part of the new party.
- May 2010: The first of many external nominations, EPIC supported nea milosu of the DAL who then became President of Canada.
- June 2010: EPIC neither supported a candidate from within the party, nor an external candidate; Dade Pendwyn became the Canadian President following these elections.
- July 2010: EPIC supported incumbent Dade Pendwyn. He comfortably won the election to secure his second term.
- August 2010: EPIC supported many-term President Jacobi, who went on to lose this election to Dade's successor, Acacia Mason.
- September 2010: A glitch in party endorsements gave Sperry an accidental endorsement, despite his 2-clicker status. Sperry placed third.
- October 2010: EPIC supported its own Luke Peters, who lost to Alias Vision.
- November 2010: EPIC failed to nominate a candidate.
- December 2010: EPIC supported its own Chamrajnagar, who lost to the CPF's jbdivinus.
- January 2011: EPIC failed to nominate a candidate.
- February 2011: EPIC supported its own Kronos Q, who won over 4 other candidates who had all already served as President (nea milosu, Aeriala, Rolo Tahmasee, and Alias Vision).
- March 2011: EPIC failed to nominate a candidate.
- April 2011: EPIC once again supported Jacobi, who proceeded to win his eighth election as Canada's President.
- May 2011: EPIC failed to nominate a candidate.
- June 2011: EPIC's endorsement narrowly went to Aeriala over incumbent Kazuo Leblanc. Rolo Tahmasee won the election; Aeriala placed third.
- July 2011: EPIC supported then-Party President Sperry, who won the election.
- August 2011: EPIC again supported their Party President, this time, Treian. He placed second to Wally Cleaver.
- September 2011: EPIC failed to nominate a candidate.
- October 2011: EPIC supported Addy Lawrence, who won the election.
- November 2011: EPIC continued to support Addy Lawrence, who won a second term.
- December 2011: EPIC continued to support Addy Lawrence, who won a third term.
- January 2012: EPIC continued to support Addy Lawrence, who won a fourth term.
- February 2012: EPIC returned their support to Kronos Q after Addy Lawrence stepped out of the game suddenly. Kronos won his second election.
- March 2012: EPIC supported Acacia Mason in his second-term bid. Acacia won the election.
- April 2012: EPIC's Party President, Trenton Rendell, nominated himself for President, running against ex-convict Rolo Tahmasee. Trenton won the election.
- May 2012: EPIC supported the Party President of the time, Sperry, who was elected as President after fighting off challenges from other well known Canadians such as Connor MacLeod and Francois L. Pignon.
|April 22, 20101||May 15, 2010||Ozymandias Malifozik
|May 16, 2010||June 15, 2010||Nosyt||100%2|
|June 16, 2010||July 15, 2010||Sperry||38%|
|July 16, 2010||August 15, 2010||Sperry||76%|
|August 16, 2010||September 15, 2010||Ozymandias Malifozik||61%|
|September 16, 2010||October 15, 2010||Kronos Q||74%|
|October 16, 2010||November 15, 2010||Mansbridge09||43%|
|November 16, 2010||December 15, 2010||Nosyt||100%2|
|December 16, 2010||January 15, 2011||Nosyt||48%|
|January 16, 2011||February 15, 2011||Luke Peters||54%|
|February 16, 2011||March 15, 2011||Nosyt||100%2|
|March 16, 2011||April 15, 2011||Kronos Q||94%|
|April 16, 2011||May 15, 2011||Frank139||50%|
|May 16, 2011||June 15, 2011||Sperry||91%|
|June 16, 2011||July 15, 2011||Sperry||72%|
|July 16, 2011||August15, 2011||Treian||55%|
|August 16, 2011||September 15, 2011||Roger Griswald||41%|
|September 16, 2011||October 15, 2011||Kronos Q||54%|
|October 16, 2011||November 15, 2011||Pimpdollaz||43%|
|November 16, 2011||December 15, 2011||Nosyt||73%|
|December 16, 2011||January 15, 2011||Pimpdollaz||100%2|
|January 16, 2012||February 15, 2012||Kronos_Q||57%|
|February 16, 2012||March 15, 2012||Roger Griswald||38%|
|March 16, 2012||April 15, 2012||Trenton Rendell||54%|
|April 16, 2012||May 15, 2012||Sperry||60%|
|May 16, 2012||June 15, 2012||Nosyt||61%|
1 - EPIC was formed on April 22, 2010 following the merger of the Canadian Social Democrats and Canadian National Coalition; the Party president of each party became 'co-Party Presidents' for the remainder of the term when the first election for the position was held on May 15, 2010.
2 - These elections (May 2010, November 2010, March 2011, and December 2011) had only one candidate. Nosyt & PimpDollaz won all 4 by default.