National Alternative Party

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The National Alternative Party was a short-lived political party that was created to fill the lack of a united party on the right in Canada. It was registered with Elections Canada in February 2002. This Alma, Quebec-based party was launched on March 4, 2003 at a press conference at the Charles Lynch Press Gallery in the Parliament of Canada by the leader of the party, Gilles Lavoie. Lavoie had been an unsuccessful independent candidate in the November 2000 federal election.

The National Alternative dissolved itself in March 2004 when Stephen Harper was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Gilles Lavoie was candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2004 federal election.

The party's website is no longer available.

Party program[edit]

  1. To have a truly national party to fill the existing political void in Canada.
  2. To have Members of Parliament who will, with the right of a free vote, represent the interests of their constituents as long as that vote is not in contradiction to the general philosophy of the Party.
  3. To unite the different regions of the country by respecting their differences instead of attempting to eliminate them.

The party promised a new political approach based upon the right of MPs to vote freely and represent the interests of their constituents while respecting the differences between regions.

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