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Philip Bender


Philip Bender

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This page also provides information about Libertarian Party candidates in subsequent by-elections.

Nunzio Venuto (Davenport)

A portfolio administrator based in Toronto, Ontario. Was Toronto regional coordinator of the Libertarian Party of Canada in the late 1990s. Organized the 1999 Ontario Libertarian Party convention, and is currently Secretary of the OLP. Supports the principle of minimal government. Received 233 votes, the lowest total of any OLP candidate, finishing last in a field of seven candidates. The winning candidate was Tony Ruprecht of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Other candidacies:

Kaye Sargent (Oxford)

Former leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party. See her biography page for further details. Received 306 votes, finishing last in a field of seven candidates. The winning candidate was Ernie Hardeman of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

Sam Apelbaum (Scarborough East)

Current party leader. See his biography page for further details. Received 285 votes, finishing last in a field of five candidates. The winning candidate was Mary Anne Chambers of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Philip Bender (Simcoe—Grey)

As of 2005, has lived in Erin, Ontario for sixteen years. 54 years old as of March 2005. Professional engineer, owns farm, and owns/manages an independent telephone company called Ability Telecom. Has an MBA and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, and is a Certified financial analyst. All of his degrees are from the University of Toronto. Serves on the Erin District high school council. Worked to bring internet access to rural areas in Erin, and is attempting to start a community radio station. Supports property rights, and opposes the proposed Greenbelt legislation of Dalton McGuinty's government. Received 411 votes, finishing last in a field of six candidates. The winning candidate was Jim Wilson of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

Other candidacies:

Judson Glober (Trinity—Spadina)

Glober was born and raised in Ontario New Democratic Party.


Marty Gobin (Whitby—Ajax, March 30, 2006)

Gobin (born September 21, 1987 in [4]

He campaigned for the [5] He finished fifth with 274.

He spoke against provincial anti-smoking laws during the 2006 by-election.[6]

Gobin ran in the race for Town Councillor for Ward 2 in his hometown of Whitby, Ontario in the 2006 municipal election. His promises included a pledge to lower a councillor's salary to $2000 per year and to give his entire salary to charity. He also promised to bring more doctors to the Whitby area. Gobin placed fourth of four candidates with 341 votes, 6.95% of the total. [8] He failed to gain enough signatures for the petition to run in the 2008 federal election.

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2006 federal Whitby—Oshawa Lbt 274 0.41 5/6 Jim Flaherty, Conservative
provincial by-election, March 30, 2006 Whitby—Ajax Lbt 139 0.40 6/7 Christine Elliott, Progressive Conservative

Note: Italicized numbers refer to unofficial totals.

External links

  • Libertarian Party of Canada
  • Marty Gobin's Federal Candidate's Page
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