Independent candidates, 1988 Canadian federal election

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There were several independent candidates in the 1988 Canadian federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found on this page.


Gerry West Winnipeg—Transcona[edit]

West was a sales representative.[1] He received 156 votes (0.37%), finishing fifth against New Democratic Party incumbent Bill Blaikie.

Nova Scotia[edit]

Rik Gates, Annapolis Valley-Hant[edit]

Gates was a student at Acadia University. He received 200 votes (0.43%), finishing fifth against Progressive Conservative Party of Canada incumbent Pat Nowlan.


  1. ^ History of federal ridings since 1867: Winnipeg—Transcona, 1988, Parliament of Canada, accessed 20 March 2007.