We're Number Six! We're Number Six!
I don’t know about you, but I would have rather heard stories about Sinclair Stevens running to be Prime Minister, than about Jack Layton running to be Prime Minister. (and Stevens' controversial move to focus on the "dinning room table" rather than the kitchen table)
I would have rather heard about vote splitting on the far far left, than on the left.
I would have rather heard stories about the marijuana party’s war room than about the Conservative Party’s. (guess which one was more mature?)
I would have preferred Jane Taber focus on “anonymous Animal Alliance insiders” than “Liberal sources”.
And how come we never heard about the leadership struggles going on inside the “work less” party? (probably because they only ran one candidate)
So I applaud these parties for overcoming the media bias and tying the Greens in the seat count. I sincerely hope they are all considered for inclusion in the 2010 debates.
6. Christian Heritage: 26,722 votes (average: 453 per candidate)
7. Marxist-Leninist: 8,753 votes (148 per candidate)
8. Libertarian: 7,382 votes (284 per candidate)
9. Progressive Canadian: 5,920 votes (592 per candidate)
10. Communist: 3,639 votes (152 per candidate)
11. Canadian Action: 3,508 votes (175 per candidate)
12. Marijuana: 2,319 votes (290 per candidate)
13. Neorhino.ca: 2,263 votes (323 per candidate)
14. Newfoundland and Labrador First: 1,801 votes (600 per candidate)
15. First Peoples National: 1,640 votes (274 per candidate)
16. Animal Alliance Environment Voters: 529 votes (132 per candidate)
17. Work Less: 423 votes (423 votes per candidate)
18. Western Block: 195 votes (195 voters per candidate)19. People’s Political Power: 185 votes (93 per candidate)