Cooper was a journalist at the time of the election. According to the Toronto Star newspaper, he ran for the Green Party due to a belief that supporting Canada's more established parties would simply encourage "apathy, cynicism, mediocrity and corruption". His campaign called for "environmentally sound programs, local democracy, sustainable development and long-term planning" (Toronto Star, 30 May 1997).
^Sol Candel (profile), classmates.com, accessed 30 October 2009.
^"Alberta town is scene of epic struggle for vintage movie posters", Montreal Gazette, 27 April 1988, B1; Frank King, "Museum crammed to the rafters with movie memories", Calgary Herald, 28 November 1991, N1.
^"Environmental party already established", Calgary Herald, 16 November 1990, A6. Candel is referenced as a Green Party member in this article.
^Earth Science Society meeting, 9 June 2008, Earth System Science Society, accessed 30 October 2009; Crossing the Line: A Citizens' Inquiry on Canada-US Relations, Council of Canadians, October 2005, accessed 30 October 2009.