Communist Party of Canada candidates in the 2008 Canadian federal election

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This is list of Communist Party of Canada 2008 federal election candidates by riding and province.


British Columbia[edit]



Brampton—Springdale: Dimitrios (Jim) Kabitsis[edit]

Kabitsis was 76 years old at the time of the election, and was a retired real estate salesman. He joined the Communist Party of Canada in 1962.[1] Kabitsis ran for a seat on the Toronto City Council in 1980, calling for a reduction in the cost of the Toronto Transit Commission's Metropass, a shorter term of the Metro Toronto Chairman, and the recognition of day care as a right.[2] His 2008 election biography also indicates that he has been a municipal candidate in Orillia. He is a member of Fair Vote Canada, a group advocating electoral reform.[3]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1980 Toronto municipal Toronto City Council, Ward Five n/a 912 3.41 5/6 Ying Hope and Ron Kanter
2008 federal Brampton—Springdale Communist 135 0.30 5/5 Ruby Dhalla, Liberal

Note: The results from 1980 are taken from the Toronto Star newspaper, 11 November 1980, A12 (146 out of 148 polls reporting).



  1. ^ Dimitrios Kabitsis : Communist Party : Brampton-Springdale, Brampton Guardian, accessed 20 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Ward 5: Aware voters demand top politicians", Toronto Star, 3 November 1980, A14.
  3. ^ Canada Votes: 2008, Brampton—Springdale, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, accessed 20 May 2009.
  • list of candidates from meeting at Communist Party of Canada offices on September 14, 2008

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