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Pauper Party of Ontario


The Pauper Party of Ontario is a minor provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. The party registered as a political party with Elections Canada on September 14, 2011.[1] It was founded and is led by perennial candidate John Turmel under the slogan stating "we want no cops in gambling, sex or drugs or rock and roll, we want no usury on loans, pay cash or time, no dole."[2] Turmel has characterized the policies of the party as "Social Credit Libertarian".[3] The party's platform is to legalize gambling, legale marijuana and institute monetary reform and bartering in the form of the Local Exchange Trading System.[4]

Election Results

The party first ran two candidates in the 2011 provincial election. Party leader John Turmel in Brant received 86 votes (0.19% of votes cast) and Michael Spottiswood received 54 votes (0.12%) in London North Centre. Three Pauper Party candidates stood in the 2014 provincial election. Turmel in Brant received 60 votes (0.12% of votes cast) and Michael Spottiswood received 70 votes (0.15%) in London North Centre. New candidate Michael Faux in Peterborough received 52 votes (0.10%).

Turmel has contested three by-elections on behalf of the party:

At a Simcoe-North all-candidates meeting on August 27, 2015, John Turmel was removed by police after taking the podium.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/reports/Annual%20Report%202011-2012.pdf Elections Ontario Annual Report 2011/12
  2. ^
  3. ^ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MedPot/conversations/topics/3051
  4. ^ http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/2.1394/john-turmel-pauper-party-of-ontario-1.933578
  5. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  6. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  7. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  8. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/historical-results/2015/ED086-simcoe-north-unofficial-results.pdf Election Ontario Simcoe-North Unofficial Results
  9. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGWcontent/2014/historical-results/2015/ED088%20Sudbury%20Unofficial%20Results.pdf Election Ontario Sudbury Unofficial Results
  10. ^ http://www.orilliapacket.com/2015/08/28/democracys-sideshow Democracy's Sideshow
  11. ^ http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5818233-police-remove-simcoe-north-byelection-candidate-from-meeting/ Simcoe.com

External links

  • Party Website


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