Independent candidates, 2008 Canadian federal election
This article is incomplete.(November 2013)
Seventy-one independent and non-affiliated candidates contested the 2008 Canadian federal election in different ridings across the country. Of these, two were elected: André Arthur in Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, and Bill Casey in Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia. Both had parliamentary experience: Arthur was first elected in 2006 as an independent, while Casey had served as a Progressive Conservative and Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for many years before leaving the party due to policy differences.
|Brome—Missisquoi||David Marler||M||Lawyer||354||0.71||6th||Marler contested the 2006 federal election as a Conservative before leaving the party over the "In and Out" funding scandal.|
|Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke||Denis Gagné||M||Farmer||293||0.62||5th||Gagné supported a guaranteed annual income and toll roads.|
- History of Federal Ridings Since 1867: RENFREW--NIPISSING--PEMBROKE (2008/10/14), Parliament of Canada, accessed 29 November 2013.
- "Say no to Cheryl Gallant this time" [editorial], Ottawa Citizen, 7 October 2008, C4.