First Peoples National Party of Canada

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First Peoples National Party of Canada
Leader Will Morin (interim)
Founded 2004 (2004)
Dissolved 2013 (2013)
Headquarters 242 St. George Street,
Sudbury, Ontario
Ideology Aboriginal rights advocacy, Indigenous nationalism
Colours orange, also red, yellow, black and white
Website
www.fpnpoc.ca
Politics of Canada
Political parties
Elections

The First Peoples National Party of Canada (FPNPC) was a registered federal political party in Canada. It intends to advance the issues of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada by nominating candidates for election in electoral districts with large Aboriginal populations. The party contested several elections between 2006 and 2011. The party was deregistered by Elections Canada on July 5, 2013.

Background[edit]

The FPNPC held its first organizational meeting in October 2004 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The similarly minded Aboriginal Peoples Party of Canada began organizing independently in the summer of 2005. Although the parties contrasted somewhat in their desire to work closely with or at arm's-length from national aboriginal organizations such as the Assembly of First Nations, it is believed[by whom?] that the two parties have merged their applications for registration to facilitate gaining Elections Canada recognition. One of the conditions of that agreement was a national convention in which the party's name would be put to the membership for a vote.

The party nominated five candidates in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario in the 2006 federal election.

Barbara Wardlaw, an Ojibwa from the Michipicoten First Nation near Sault Ste. Marie,[1] served as the party's interim leader in the 2006 and 2008 elections. She was succeeded by Will Morin, who also serves as leader on an interim basis.[2] Morin was the party's only candidate in the 2011 election, receiving 0.50 percent of the votes in the riding of Sudbury.

Election results[edit]

Election Candidate Riding # of votes % of popular vote
2006 Doug Dokis Calgary Centre-North 206
Guy Dumas Sault Ste. Marie 225
John Malcolm Fort McMurray—Athabasca 337
Will Morin Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing 338
Don Roberts Cariboo—Prince George 95
2008 Rob Ballantyne Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River 282
John Malcolm Fort McMurray—Athabasca 244
Will Morin Sudbury 397 0.92
Lyle Morrisseau Winnipeg Centre 212
Noeline Villebrun Western Arctic 252
2011 Will Morin Sudbury 229 0.50

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saultite spearheads new national political party". Sootoday.com, June 1, 2005.
  2. ^ First Perspective: First candidate tosses hat in the ring for Aboriginal Peoples Party leader