Blair Longley

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Blair Timmothy Longley (born September 25, 1950) is a Canadian politician and activist.[1]

Longley attended the founding meeting of the Green Party of Canada in 1983 and went on to be an active member of the Rhinoceros Party of which he was official agent from 1985 to 1987.

He joined the Marijuana Party shortly after its founding and he became the leader of the Marijuana Party in 2005, following the resignation of Marc-Boris St-Maurice.[2]

He has been a candidate for the Canadian House of Commons on three occasions, each time with a different party label. He ran for the Green Party in the 1984 election in the riding of Burnaby placing a distant fourth of four candidates with 364 of 58,991 votes. In 1988 he ran against opposition leader John Turner, with no party affiliation, and placed ninth of twelve candidates with 52 of 54,654 votes.

Longley ran for the Bloc pot in the 2003 Quebec provincial election. He later ran for the Marijuana Party in the riding of North Okanagan—Shuswap in 2004 and placed fifth of eight candidates with 492 of 51,765 votes, then in 2008 in the riding of Hochelaga, Quebec, placing eighth of nine with 183 of 45,683 votes.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Réal Ménard 22,720 49.73% -5.84%
Liberal Diane Dicaire 9,442 20.66% +3.42%
New Democratic Jean-Claude Rocheleau 6,600 14.44% +5.53%
Conservative Luc Labbe 4,201 9.19% -3.01%
Green Philippe Larochelle 1,946 4.25% -0.60%
Rhinoceros Simon Crédible Berlingot Landry 230 0.50%
Communist Marianne Breton-Fontaine 184 0.40%
Marijuana Blair Longley 183 0.40% -0.32%
Marxist–Leninist Christine Dandenault 177 0.38% -0.09%
Total valid votes 45,683 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 644 1.39%
Turnout 46,327 58.24%
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing -4.6
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Darrel Stinson 24,014 46.39% $73,168
New Democratic Alice Brown 12,528 24.20% $36,696
Liberal Will Hansma 11,636 22.47% $51,772
Green Erin Nelson 2,333 4.50% $960
Marijuana Blair Longley 492 0.95% $400
Independent Gordon Campbell 401 0.77%
Canadian Action Claire Foss 257 0.49% $1,558
Independent K. No. Daniels 104 0.20%
Total valid votes 51,765 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 174 0.34%
Turnout 51,939


Quebec provincial by-election, September 20, 2004: Nelligan
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yolande James 7,812 52.58
     Independent Michel Gibson 4,038 27.18
     Parti Québécois Sahar Hawili 1,538 10.35
     Action démocratique Tom Pentefountas 1,039 6.99
Green Ryan Young 251 1.69
UFP Josée Larouche 120 0.81
Bloc Pot Blair Longley 58 0.39
Total valid votes 14,856 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 62
Turnout 14,918 28.60
Electors on the lists 52,163
Sources: Official Results, Government of Quebec
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Turner 24,021
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 16,664
New Democratic Gerry Scott 11,687
Reform J.R. Jack Ford 1,112
Rhinoceros John Turner (no relation) 760
Libertarian Walter Boytinck 129
Communist Bert Ogden 75
Independent Albert A. Ritchie 74
Independent Blair T. Longley 52
Confederation of Regions Nora Galenzoski 35
Commonwealth of Canada G.J. Joseph Jackman 23
Independent Allen Soroka 22
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Svend Robinson 28,318
Progressive Conservative Bill Langas 20,697
Liberal Mike Hillman 9,612
Green Blair T. Longley 364

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Preceded by
Marc-Boris St-Maurice
Marijuana Party of Canada leaders
2004-present
Succeeded by
incumbent