Tim Moen

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Tim Moen
Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada
Assumed office
May 2014
Preceded byKatrina Chowne
Personal details
Born1973/1974 (age 44–45)
Political partyLibertarian
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
OccupationFirefighter, paramedic, business owner, filmmaker, volunteer[1]

Tim Moen (/ˈmən/) is a firefighter, paramedic, business owner, filmmaker, volunteer and politician from Canada. He is the leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada.[2]

Political career[edit]

Moen became leader in May 2014, succeeding former leader Katrina Chowne. He ran in the 2014 Fort McMurray—Athabasca by-election.[3] His campaign received considerable attention from a variety of Canadian and US news outlets, such as CNN, Huffington Post, Reason.com, due to his social media memes explaining libertarianism.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014: Fort McMurray—Athabasca
Resignation of Brian Jean
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Yurdiga 5,991 46.71 −25.13
Liberal Kyle Harrietha 4,529 35.31 +24.89
New Democratic Lori McDaniel 1,472 11.48 −1.77
Green Brian Deheer 453 3.53 −0.96
Libertarian Tim Moen 381 2.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 12,826 100.0
Total rejected ballots 34 0.26
Turnout 12,860 15.37 −25.38
Eligible voters 83,647
Conservative hold Swing −25.01
Source: Elections Canada[5]


Canadian federal election, 2015: Calgary Signal Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Liepert 37,858 60.55 –4.33
Liberal Kerry Cundal 19,108 30.56 +15.12
New Democratic Khalis Ahmed 3,128 5.00 –5.58
Green Taryn Knorren 1,586 2.54 –6.24
Libertarian Tim Moen 679 1.09
Christian Heritage Jesse Rau 160 0.26
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,519 100.00   $220,624.93
Total rejected ballots 189 0.30
Turnout 62,708 73.98
Eligible voters 84,765
Conservative hold Swing –9.74
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". votemoen.ca. Archived from the original on 2014-09-26. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Tim Moen Elected Leader Of The Libertarian Party Of Canada". Libertarian Party of Canada. May 19, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  3. ^ Vincent McDermott (March 4, 2014). "First Libertarian candidate to run in McMurray". Fort McMurray Today.
  4. ^ Andy Radia (March 6, 2014). "Federal byelection candidate gets online buzz with libertarian memes". Yahoo News.
  5. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Calgary Signal Hill (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-11-08.

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