The Peoples Political Party

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The Peoples Political Party
Active provincial party
Leader Kevin Clarke[1][2] (interim) [3]
President Jessica Spencer[3]
Founded 2011 (2011)
Headquarters 81 Charles street east, Unit 14, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1V2
Ideology Left-wing populism
Seats in Legislature
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The Peoples Political Party (listed on ballots as simply "The People")[3] is a minor political party in the Canadian province of Ontario founded in 2011 by perennial candidate Kevin Clarke.

Platform[edit]

The platform of the party is largely populist, with the party accusing the three major parties of having economic policies that benefit themselves and an elite minority rather than the province as a whole.

The main goal of the party is to ensure that "the day to day needs of all in this city and province" are accommodated.[4]

The party suggests that it "will focus on the service of government with people-oriented processes, supporting the needs of humanity".[5]

The party supports youth initiatives and employment. It also supports increased investment in culture, including the arts, sports, and tourism.[4]

Election results[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall total
# of
candidates run
# of
seats won
+/– Government
2011 386 <0.01 4
0 / 107
New Party Extra-parliamentary
2014 894 0.02 5
0 / 107
+0.012% Extra-parliamentary
2018 626 <0.01 6
0 / 107
-0.02% Extra-parliamentary

In the 2011 Ontario general election, the Peoples Political Party nominated four candidates for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:[5]

Riding Candidate's Name Notes Votes % Rank
Toronto Centre Phil Sarazen 29 0.06% 10/10
Niagara West—Glanbrook Marty Poos 158 0.32% 7/9
Parkdale—High Park Thomas Zaugg 55 0.14% 9/10
Toronto—Danforth Kevin Clarke Party Leader 143 0.38% 6/9

The party nominated candidates in the 6 September 2012 by-elections in Vaughan and Kitchener—Waterloo for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Riding Candidate's Name Notes Votes % Rank
Vaughan Phil Sarazen 77 0.24 9/9
Kitchener—Waterloo Kevin Clarke 48 0.1 9/10

The party nominated candidates in the 13 February 2014 by-elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.[6]

Riding Candidate's Name Notes Votes % Rank
Niagara Falls Troy Young 107 0.29 7/8
Thornhill Kevin Clarke 144 0.52 7/8

The Peoples Political Party nominated several candidates in the 2018 Ontario general election for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Riding Candidate's Name Notes Votes % Rank
Scarborough—Guildwood Heather Dunbar 150 0.42 8/9
Beaches—East York Tony Chipman 58 0.12 11/11
Davenport Troy J. Young 96 0.21 8/9
Niagara Centre Dario Smagata-Bryan 133 0.27 8/8
Scarborough—Agincourt Badih (Bill) Rawdah 25 0.92 9/9
Toronto Centre Kevin Clarke 97 0.22 9/10

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edges of Toronto". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Plaid Zebra". The Plaid Zebra. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c "Registered Political Parties in Ontario". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Clarke, Kevin. "Peoples Political Party" (PDF). Theatre Ontario. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "People's Political Party". Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Niagara Falls and Thornhill (Ontario) provincial by-elections, 2014, http://welections.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/niagara-falls-and-thornhill-ontario-provincial-by-elections-2014/