ARPA Canada has always been non-partisan, which means we won’t promote or oppose a political party or candidate. But that does not mean that we don’t support participation in political parties. Far from it! We whole heartedly encourage our readers to make use of our freedom to directly influence the governance of our nation, province, and municipality by means of active participation in political parties, running for office, or assisting those who seek office. The choice is not between ARPA and a political party. Both avenues (along with think tanks, legal challenges, and many other efforts) can be effective means of political engagement, as long as they are principled and prudent.