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Green Party candidates, 2000 Canadian federal election

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The Green Party of Canada fielded several candidates in the 2000 federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found on this page.

OntarioEdit

Doug Howat (Eglinton—Lawrence)Edit

Howat was a student at Northern Secondary School at the time of the election.[1] He received 688 votes (1.66%), finishing fifth against Liberal incumbent Joe Volpe.

Thomas Gerry (Sudbury)Edit

Gerry was 52 years old at the time of the election, and worked as a professor of Canadian Literature at Laurentian University.[2] He favoured a shorter work week, and argued that Canada should shift its tax burden from small independent businesses to large national and multinational corporations.[3] He received 503 votes (1.45%), finishing fifth against Liberal incumbent Diane Marleau.

Gerry is the author of Contemporary Canadian and U.S. women of letters : an annotated bibliography. He attended the Summit of the Americas protest at Quebec City in April 2001.[4]

FootnotesEdit

  1. Thirty-seventh general election 2000: Official voting results: Synopsis, Table Twelve: Ontario, Elections Canada, accessed 9 April 2007.
  2. Harold Carmichael, "Green Party aims to build a base of support in Sudbury", Sudbury Star, 24 November 2000, A8.
  3. "Green Party would back local business", Sudbury Star, 16 November 2000, A3.
  4. Harold Carmichael, "Group rallies to support trade protests", Sudbury Star, 22 April 2001, A3.
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