Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We're Number Six!

Sure, the Tories got the most votes. And the Greens were fifth. But the real interesting battles were, yet again, overshadowed by the Liberal/Conservative/Separatist/Socialist/Green media bias. Did the Marxists-Lenninists win bragging rights over the Communists? Could the Animal Alliance bring people out to vote? How many marijuana supporters remembered it was election day?

Here's how the rest of the parties fared:

6. Christian Heritage Party 28273
7. Progressive Canadian Party 14446
8. Marxist-Leninist Party 9289
9. Marijuana Party 9266
10. Canadian Action Party 6201
11. Communist Party 3127
12. Libertarian Party 3003
13. First Peoples National Party 1340
14. Western Block Party 1094
15. Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada 72

16 Comments:

  • The AAEVPoC is waaaay more credible than any of those other bullshit parties, save for maybe the FPNP which may yet prove to develop into a more organised presence in the future.

    By Blogger Senator Catalyst, at 8:51 PM  

  • The Marxist Leninist Party kicked the Communist Party's ass...I guess their attack ad (quicktime) worked...

    By Anonymous Moebius Stripper, at 8:58 PM  

  • You'd think that Marxist-Leninists and Commies would at least vote strategically, and not split the vote.

    I guess old rivalries die hard.

    By Blogger Teddy, at 9:06 PM  

  • I wonder how many of the 14,446 Canadians who would normally have voted for Progressive Conservatives mistakenly voted for the other PC Party, the new Progressive Canadian Party? Kingsley should never have allowed that confusion.

    By Anonymous freethinca, at 10:26 PM  

  • The really confused people out there, freethinca were the guys who found that after almost a century of fighting against capitalist oppressors, the freakin capitalists took their initials:

    CPC used to be the Communist Party of Canada.

    By Blogger Ed Hollett, at 10:33 PM  

  • To be fair, the Animal Alliance had only one candidate (their leader, Liz White, in my riding), and they encouraged people to vote for the NDP or Green Party. Apparently they registered as a party to get around the third-party spending law.

    By Blogger Dave, at 12:23 AM  

  • I think the really sad thing freethinca is that some people were to ignorant to find out the candidates name that they wanted to vote for.

    Besides the new Progressive Canadian Party is the old PC Party reincarnated. They have the same platform.

    By Blogger Luke, at 12:25 AM  

  • Hey Guys...
    I've been thinking about this question for a long time...if anyone can answer it ASAP it'll give my brain a break. To receive the $1.75 per vote...how much does the party has to receive in popular vote...is it 4% or 5% because from what I recall it was 5% and the Green party this time only got 4.5% does that mean they won't be getting any money I hope that's the case

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:44 AM  

  • Unfortunately, it's 2%. One of the few planks of Harper's platform I like, however, is that he wants to get rid of the taxpayer subsidy entirely, so hopefully he'll implement that in his accountability package, and kill off the Greens entirely.

    By Anonymous matthew, at 1:05 AM  

  • When I first stumbled onto the Christian Heritage Party's site, I though it was a joke website. Seriously.

    By Blogger Lady Cooper, at 3:53 AM  

  • Biggest losers: Marsha Fine and Yves Le Seigle of the Marxies: no votes at all. How the hell did that happen? Mix up the date? Self-loathing so strong even they couldn't vote for themselves?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 AM  

  • Biggest losers: Marsha Fine and Yves Le Seigle of the Marxies: no votes at all. How the hell did that happen? Mix up the date?

    I would've figured "space-ing on the date" would have been more of a problem for the Marij. Party...

    By Blogger Jason Hickman, at 10:39 AM  

  • The Progressive Canadian party is all about confusing voters into voting for them.

    It doesn't help that the CBC, etc. consistently make the "mistake" of referring to the Conservative party as "PC".

    By Blogger Toronto Tory, at 12:17 PM  

  • Actually I would think that many voters intending to vote PC were confused into voting conservative. Common experience in 2004:

    "Hi there I'm Sean Tisdall, candidate for the Progressive Canadian party"

    "Oh, right, Conservative"

    [long winded explanation of pheonix program, nom de guerre strategy followed by blank stare]

    ...

    "We're the red toriues what don't like the merger"

    ...

    ...

    "Oh. Well, what's your stance on..."

    It's a miracle that I ever covered 3500 doors.

    I'm with Dale Swirsky on this, we might save ourselves a lot of headache by renaming as the progressive party. But still the Conservatives were hoping to capitalise on the good will that a lot of red tories had generated. I think that given that many countries have competing Liberal and Liberal Democratic parties that a Conservative and Progressive Conservative would not be too much for an individual intelligent enough to vote to deal with. In fact it would likely have reduced confusion.

    Anyhoo, 8th in '04 7th in '06 movin' on up!

    By Blogger Sean Tisdall, at 5:51 AM  

  • Biggest losers: Marsha Fine and Yves Le Seigle of the Marxies: no votes at all. How the hell did that happen? Mix up the date? Self-loathing so strong even they couldn't vote for themselves?

    Can't find any mention of these candidates with Elections Canada. Did they drop off the ballot perhaps? What ridings were they in?

    Just curious, 'cos if true, that'd be hilarious.

    By Anonymous KRB, at 2:59 PM  

  • I think you are wonder to hear that 14,446 Canadians who would normally have voted for Progressive Conservatives. The essay writing services makes statics for voting.

    By Blogger sofialery, at 6:00 AM  

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