Pauper Party of Ontario

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Pauper Party of Ontario
Active provincial party
Leader John Turmel
President Michael Spottiswood
Founded 2011 (2011)
Headquarters 50 Brant Ave.
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 3G7
Ideology Social credit
Colours Canary Yellow
Fiscal policy libertarian
Social policy libertarian
Seats in Legislature
0 / 107
Website
johnturmel.com/paupers.htm/
Politics of Ontario
Political parties
Elections

The Pauper Party of Ontario is a minor provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. The party registered as a political party with Elections Ontario on September 14, 2011.[1] It was founded and is led by perennial candidate John Turmel under the slogan stating "we want no cops in gambling, sex or drugs or rock and roll, we want no usury on loans, pay cash or time, no dole."[2] Turmel has characterized the policies of the party as "Social Credit Libertarian".[3] The party's platform is to legalize gambling, legalize marijuana and institute monetary reform and bartering in the form of the Local Exchange Trading System.[4]

Election results[edit]

The party first ran two candidates in the 2011 provincial election. Party leader John Turmel in Brant received 86 votes (0.19% of votes cast) and Michael Spottiswood received 54 votes (0.12%) in London North Centre. Three Pauper Party candidates stood in the 2014 provincial election. Turmel in Brant received 60 votes (0.12% of votes cast) and Michael Spottiswood received 70 votes (0.15%) in London North Centre. New candidate Michael Faux in Peterborough received 52 votes (0.10%).

Turmel has contested three by-elections on behalf of the party:

At a Simcoe North all-candidates meeting on August 27, 2015, John Turmel was removed by police after taking the podium.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/reports/Annual%20Report%202011-2012.pdf Elections Ontario Annual Report 2011/12
  2. ^ Perkel, Colin (October 6, 2011). "Fringe parties add spice, smiles to Ontario election despite no hope of sea". Winnipeg Free Press. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MedPot/conversations/topics/3051
  4. ^ http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/2.1394/john-turmel-pauper-party-of-ontario-1.933578
  5. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  6. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  7. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate%20-%202012-2014%20By-elections.pdf Elections Ontario By-elections 2012-2014 Summary of Valid Votes
  8. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2015/ED086-simcoe-north-unofficial-results.pdf Election Ontario Simcoe-North Unofficial Results
  9. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2015/ED088%20Sudbury%20Unofficial%20Results.pdf Election Ontario Sudbury Unofficial Results
  10. ^ http://www.orilliapacket.com/2015/08/28/democracys-sideshow Democracy's Sideshow
  11. ^ http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5818233-police-remove-simcoe-north-byelection-candidate-from-meeting/ Simcoe.com

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