Independent candidates, 2008 Canadian federal election

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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.


Quebec (incomplete)[edit]

Candidate's Name Gender Residence Occupation Votes % Rank Notes
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.

Ontario (incomplete)[edit]

Candidate's Name Gender Residence Occupation Votes % Rank Notes
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke Denis Gagné M Farmer[1] 293 0.62 5th Gagné supported a guaranteed annual income and toll roads.[2]


  1. ^ History of Federal Ridings Since 1867: RENFREW--NIPISSING--PEMBROKE (2008/10/14), Parliament of Canada, accessed 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Say no to Cheryl Gallant this time" [editorial], Ottawa Citizen, 7 October 2008, C4.