Libertarian Party of Canada candidates, 1988 Canadian federal election
Calgary West: David Faren
Faren listed himself as an advertising consultant. In 1997, he wrote an article sympathetic to efforts to change Canada's cannabis laws. He received 225 votes (0.41%) in 1993, finishing fifth against Progressive Conservative incumbent James Hawkes.
Edmonton Southwest: R. John Hayes
Kingston and the Islands: John Hayes
He was a perennial candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada and the Libertarian Party of Ontario. In 1984, he led a four-day libertarian convention at Trent University (Globe and Mail, 21 May 1984). His wife Sally Hayes and son John Scott Hayes have been candidates of the Libertarian Party (Kingston Whig-Standard, 19 November 1988).
He allowed his name to stand in the 1988 election for Kingston when no local candidate came forward, and acknowledged that he would not be able to campaign actively in the riding. He said, "Think of it as kind of the Chilean factor, if people want to say no to the powers-that-be. I let my name stand so people will have a choice if they want one and they don't want to continue voting for any of the major socialist parties that we have in the country." (Kingston Whig-Standard, 25 October 1988). (The "Chilean factor" comment refers to the 1988 referendum in that country that brought an end to Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship.)
Hayes supported "total free-trade" in the 1988 election, and was skeptical that the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement negotiated by the government of Brian Mulroney did not go far enough. He predicted he would receive between 200 and 500 votes, and received 301 (KWS, 23 November 1988).
|1977 provincial||Peterborough||Libertarian||341||4/4||John Turner, Progressive Conservative|
|1979 federal||Peterborough||Libertarian||787||4/6||Bill Domm, Progressive Conservative|
|1980 federal||Victoria—Haliburton||Libertarian||367||4/4||Bill Scott, Progressive Conservative|
|1981 provincial||Peterborough||Libertarian||787||2.01||4/6||John Turner, Progressive Conservative|
|1984 federal||Peterborough||Libertarian||1,479||2.87||4/6||Bill Domm, Progressive Conservative|
|1988 federal||Kingston and the Islands||Libertarian||301||0.53||5/5||Peter Milliken, Liberal|
Scarborough Centre: Dusan Kubias
Kubias was a quality-control inspector for an engineering firm in the 1980s, and ran for the federal and provincial Libertarian parties on four occasions. He also ran for the leadership of the federal party in 1987, but lost to Dennis Corrigan. During the 1987 provincial election, he said that he would abolish taxes and dramatically reduce the size of government. Kubias was twenty-four years old in 1987.
|1984 federal||York West||Libertarian||335||4/7||Sergio Marchi, Liberal|
|1985 provincial||York South||Libertarian||343||1.13||6/6||Bob Rae, New Democratic Party|
|1987 provincial||York South||Libertarian||411||1.47||4/4||Bob Rae, New Democratic Party|
|1988 federal||Scarborough Centre||Libertarian||342||4/4||Pauline Browes, Progressive Conservative|
Scarborough West: Anna Young
Young was a self-employed advertising consultant at the time of the election, and spoke of eliminating "our growing dependence on government and its bureaucrats" (Toronto Star, 18 November 1988). She received 459 votes (1.10%), finishing fourth against Liberal candidate Tom Wappel.
See also Neal Ford
- "Libertarian Party members gather here to pick new leader", Toronto Star, 16 May 1987, A8; Henry Hess, "Libertarians meet amid little hoopla", Globe and Mail, 18 May 1987, A9; "'From fringes to mainstream,' new Libertarian leader vows", Globe and Mail, 19 May 1987, A13. The latter article indicates that Corrigan received 76% ballot support at the party's leadership convention.
- "The choices in metro", Toronto Star, 7 September 1987, A8.