|Lemon Party of Canada|
|Parti Citron du Canada|
|Leader||Pope Terence the First|
|Spokesperson||Mary-Gabrielle Blay II|
|Founder||Denis R. Patenaude|
|Slogan||For a bitter Canada|
|Founded||January 8, 1987|
|Ideology||Joke political party|
|Seats in the Senate||0|
|Seats in the House of Commons||0|
|Seats in the National Assembly||0|
|Politics of Canada
Politics of Quebec
The Lemon Party of Canada (Parti Citron) is a frivolous Canadian party which has operated on a federal level, as well as provincially in Quebec. The party was officially registered on January 8, 1987, by then leader, Denis R. Patenaude and deregistered on November 14, 1998 for failing to have at least ten candidates stand for election. The party is headed by "Pope Terence the First", whose existence is unconfirmed. Their official agent is Mary-Gabrielle Blay II.
Their 2004 national convention produced a platform of policies which were "placed in small green plastic boxes and sold to industrial pig farms in Mexico", according to a large party spokeswoman. The subsequent electoral campaign, under the slogan "For a bitter Canada," received minor, but sympathetic, media coverage. Their most recent press release was published online 5 days prior to the 2006 Canadian elections, ridiculing both Liberal Paul Martin and Conservative Stephen Harper. The Lemon Party prides itself on its record on fiscal discipline and in pushing for economic growth. Their economic plan was allegedly authored by Montreal economist Ianik Marcil.
The Lemon Party has not been officially registered as a political party since the early 1990s, when it was registered only in Quebec.
Policies and platforms
The Lemon Party has pledged to:
- Restructure Canada's economy to be centred on lemon production
- Support global warming so lemons can be grown in Canada
- Abolish Toronto
- Repeal the law of gravity
- Merge the Great Lakes
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- List of frivolous parties
- Politics of Quebec
- Political parties in Quebec
- List of political parties in Canada
- "Political History of Quebec (January)".
- "Partis politiques".
- "Political History of Quebec (November)".
- Dan Brown (19 June 2004). "Analysis & Commentary: The Heirs of the Rhino Party". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- "2006 press release".
- "Élections générales". Directeur général des élections du Québec. 19 June 2007.