This of course got me thinking, what are the other parties that exist in Canada?
With that in mind, I am pleased to present part 1 of my 19 part series, Better Know A Canadian Political Party. This edition, the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada... the fighting Barkers!
- North America's first environmental and animal protection political party
- Liz White (Toronto)
Date of Founding:
- 4 candidates
- 527 total votes
- 16th of 19 parties
- Predecessor group challenged 2000 law limiting the role of third parties in electoral politics.
- Animal rights and prevention of cruelty to animals.
Intriguing statement on website:
- "For politicians working in a democracy, re-election often becomes the biggest concern when deciding public policy; it can overwhelm all other considerations."
Extraordinary statement on website:
- "Contact your MP and ask where he / she stands on topics including ending Canada's commercial seal hunt - the largest, cruellest marine mammal slaughter in the world, curtailing or shutting down the Alberta Tar Sands - the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and banning the importation of horses from the United States - where it is illegal to slaughter them for human consumption"
Stay tuned for more episodes in this series!