The Committee for the Commonwealth (Republic) of Canada was founded in October 1983. It is defined by its Rules and Statutes as a voluntary association of people living in Canada who adhere to the outlook of natural law and republican law.
Already in late 1981, the future founders of the Committee for the Republic of Canada were dedicated on principle to "giving to Canada something of great value to its present persons and their posterity. It was then our informed conviction, premised upon as intensive a collaborative reflection upon history as has been undertaken during this century that our proposal made to Lyndon LaRouche to consider writing a draft of a national constitution for Canada could potentially represent a new beacon of hope for mankind: "That it would be within the power of the people of Canada to fashion themselves into such a beacon of hope, to establish a living example which other peoples and nations may emulate in some fashion appropriate to their own problems, development and other circumstances."
The objective of the Committee, in accord with the principles of law enunciated in the above mentioned proposal for a Draft Constitution of the Commonwealth of Canada, is the education of the Canadian population towards such a republican outlook through the use of various media, conferences, educational projects, and other means. The purpose of the Committee for the Commonwealth of Canada is defined as the promotion of the individual, both the living and posterity, in respect to those divine potentialities "imago viva Dei" which distinguish all living persons immediately from all beasts.
In February, 1984, the Committee issued a call for every able citizen to "stand up as one, and demand that our government set the proper policy course that would make available to Canadians... 'the means of rendering nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete' as President Reagan announced to the world, on March 23, 1983, the new strategy of energy beam defence systems.
"Such a strategy, while guaranteeing the continued survival of the human race, would generate the scientific and technological progress necessary to lift our nation out of economic depression, to cut the bonds of indebtedness and free the Third World from IMF genocide; in short, to provide the foundation for a flourishing cultural and technological renaissance world-wide.
"Therefore, I am calling upon every able citizen to run for political office upon the measures and policies that can save the nation and the world.
"We especially urge those patriots who are in moral agreement with this proposed Draft Constitution of the Commonwealth of Canada, to get in touch with us and join our forces to establish a new federal political party."
"Canadians must rise above routine issues and act to ensure that Canada joins a Community of Sovereign Nation States based upon a community of principle as defined in this Draft Constitution."
In the 1984, 1988 and 1993, the Party for the Commonwealth of Canada/Parti pour la République du Canada ran slates of over 60 candidates in those 3 federal general elections as an officially registered federal political party. In the 1988, the Party for the Commonwealth of Canada ran candidates in 5 provinces: Nova Scotia, Quebec. Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
In 1991, The Supreme Court of Canada rendered a judgment in favour of the Committee for the Commonwealth of Canada/Le Comité pour la République du Canada which became a landmark civil rights case in Canadian history: A victory for free speech for all Canadians and future generations, in what was the first Supreme Court judgment that recognized the right to exercise free speech in Canada in a public place (at the then Dorval airport) under the new Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Pierre Elliot Trudeau.