Tim Moen

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Tim Moen
Tim Moen at the 2016 Libertarian Party Convention.jpg
Moen in 2016
17th Leader of the Libertarian Party
Assumed office
May 2014
Preceded byKatrina Chowne
Personal details
Born1973/1974 (age 46–47)
Northern Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Political partyLibertarian
Spouse(s)Tena
Children4
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Alma materRoyal Roads University (MA)
Occupation
Websitetimmoen.net

Tim Moen (/ˈmən/) is a libertarian podcaster, blogger, activist and politician from Canada. He has been the leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada since May 2014.[1] Outside of politics, he is a firefighter, paramedic, business owner and filmmaker.[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]

Political positions[edit]

Moen is an anarcho-capitalist.[5] He supports ending all government surveillance programs, withdrawing all troops stationed abroad, legalizing cannabis, decriminalizing drugs, legalizing prostitution, and tax cuts.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Calgary Signal Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Liepert 37,858 60.55 –4.33 $130,725.18
Liberal Kerry Cundal 19,108 30.56 +15.12 $45,722.45
New Democratic Khalis Ahmed 3,128 5.00 –5.58 $20,771.13
Green Taryn Knorren 1,586 2.54 –6.24 $3,474.13
Libertarian Tim Moen 679 1.09 $41,422.27
Christian Heritage Jesse Rau 160 0.26 $5,538.70
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,519 100.00   $222,240.38
Total rejected ballots 189 0.30
Turnout 62,708 73.98
Eligible voters 84,765 100
Conservative hold Swing –9.74
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
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[9]

Personal life[edit]

Moen is married and lives with his wife and four children near Edmonton, Alberta.[10] He identifies as an atheist.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Moen Elected Leader Of The Libertarian Party Of Canada". Libertarian Party of Canada. May 19, 2014. Archived from the original on August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "About". votemoen.ca. Archived from the original on September 26, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. ^ "Why There's No Point in Not Being Radical: Libertarian Strategy with Tim Moen, LP of Canada". July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "I am Tim Moen, leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada and candidate in Calgary Signal Hill. AMA!". September 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Calgary Signal Hill (Validated results)". Elections Canada. October 21, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  10. ^ Moen, Tim. "About Tim Moen". Retrieved August 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Anarchast Ep. 141 Tim Moen: The Ron Paul of Canada!". July 30, 2014.

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