Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)

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Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Parti communiste du Canada (Ontario)
Active provincial party
Leader Elizabeth Rowley
President None
Founded 1940 (1940)
Headquarters 290A Danforth Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1N6
Ideology Communism
International affiliation Solidarity Network
Colours Red, Gold
Website
communistpartyontario.ca
Politics of Ontario
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) (French: Parti communiste du Canada (Ontario)) is the Ontario provincial wing of the Communist Party of Canada. Using the name Labor-Progressive Party, the group won two seats in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: A.A. MacLeod and J.B. Salsberg served as Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) from 1943 until 1951 and 1955 respectively. It has not been able to win any seats at the provincial level since then. The party continued to run under the Labor-Progressive banner up to the 1959 provincial election, after which it identified itself as the Communist Party.

Individual members of the party have been elected to school boards in the past few decades, but have done so as independents rather than as "Communist Party" candidates. The party is led by Liz Rowley.

Election results[edit]

Year of election # of candidates # of seats won # of votes % of popular vote
1977 32 0 7,995 0.24%
1981 17 0 5,296 0.16%
1985 10 0 3,696 0.1%
1987 9 0 3,422 0.09%
1990 4 0 1,139 0.03%
1995 5 0 1,015 0.03%
1999 4 0 814 0.02%
2003 6 0 2,187 0.05%
2007 8 0 1,715 0.04%
2011 9 0 1,163 0.03%
2014 11 0 2,290 0.04%

Source: Elections Ontario Vote Summary[1]

  • September 6, 2012 provincial by-elections: Kitchener—Waterloo, 87 votes (0.19%), seventh out of ten candidates.

Party leaders[edit]

Constituency Associations[edit]

The party has three constituency associations registered with Elections Ontario:

  • Davenport
  • Hamilton Centre
  • Ottawa Centre

Party financing[edit]

Table - Financing of the Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Year Party level Riding level Total
Contributions received Number of contributors over $100 Contributions received Number of contributors over $100 Contributions received
2007 $13,585.00 32 $1,530 3 $15,115
2008 $39,085.29 63 $3,600 10 $46,685.29
2009 $40,175.25 53 $8,630 20 $48,805.25
2010 $40,032.80 59 $6,020 13 $46,052.80
2011 $19,619.80 36 $400 1 $20,019.80
2012 $48,385.11 64 $635 3 $49,020.11
2013 $35,708.70 61 $170 0 $35,878.70
Total $236,591.95 368 $20,985 50 $261,576.95

Source: Elections Ontario, Yearly Financial Statements, Political Parties, Constituency Associations[5]

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