George Takach: innovation and rights are the keys to making Canada work better

You can have a direct voice in electing the new Liberal leader

By George Takach –


This could be a year in which Canada’s destiny as a prosperous nation is secured, or put at risk.

For the first time in history, Canadians can join or support the Liberal Party of Canada. It’s a tremendous opportunity to have a direct voice in the future of the only movement that works to bring Canadians together, not drive them apart using fear and ideology.

The Liberal Party is giving an opportunity for all Canadians to support their favourite leadership candidate and vote for them directly. This reform is a great opportunity to get involved in the democratic process.

It’s a simple process. All you have to do is go to or call 1-855-825-2245 and provide very basic contact information. It’s free, and you can vote in the leadership ballot scheduled for April 6-14, 2013.

In November, I launched my candidacy to be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. I have a lot of ideas on how Canada can harness technological innovation, and I believe strongly that our rights need to be strengthened to give us more freedom, not less.

But the main reason I’m running for Liberal leader is because I believe Canada can work better to help people succeed. It certainly helped my family.

I am a son of penniless immigrants who fled oppression in Hungary in 1956, just as Soviet troops were occupying that country to snuff out our first steps toward democracy. We came to Canada in search of freedom and prosperity.

I grew up in modest circumstances, mostly raised by a single mother who taught me the importance of hard work. I paid my way through school by painting houses.dOver 30 years, I became a leader in the emerging field of technology law. I worked with some of the most innovative and successful tech companies in Canada and around the world. They helped change the way you live, work, go to school and manage your health.

I chose technology law because it allowed me to help others build great things and achieve their dreams. I am running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada for the exact same reason.

I want to stand up for new Canadians – like my parents — who came here to build a better life. They know that there’s a better future for their children, but only if our government can work harder, work smarter and work together.

I’m the only candidate in this leadership race with the unique blend of leadership skills and business experience to secure Canada’s future prosperity in the digital age.

I have helped tech companies launch, grow and succeed here and around the world. I know what works, where the opportunities are and how these innovation sectors can secure our prosperity.

Canadians have always been at the forefront of innovation. Many thought it was impossible to build a transcontinental railway to bring the country together. But we did it! They said the same thing about electrification, highways and universal health care. But we did it!

The Liberal Party of Canada is the only movement that actually trusts Canadians with more rights, not less. I’m proud of that tradition, and I will bring it in to the digital age, where our rights are most at risk.

I want to lead a Liberal government that builds a network of world-class, affordable Internet services available to every Canadian. There are too many Canadians in isolated or poor areas that don’t have the same opportunities as others to take advantage of advanced technology.

Canada’s multicultural communities have always been a foundation of prosperity and progress in a rapidly changing world. They continue to be in the 21st Century.

New Canadians are an integral part of making our country an innovation leader in the global economy. Some of our biggest innovation and entrepreneurial strides are taking place in multicultural communities.

I want to lead a government that will confront the challenges we face today, and turn them into the opportunities of tomorrow. But we can only do that by working together. The Liberal Party of Canada remains the only party that rejects the politics of division and ideology, and I will fight to keep it that way.

I would be thrilled if you could join me on my journey to make Canada work better. Learn more about me HERE and see how to sign up as a supporter. You can also give us a call at 1-855-825-2245.