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Twenty-four candidates appeared on the ballot as independents in the 2003 Ontario election. Of these, ten were Independent Renewal candidates affiliated with the Communist Party of Canada - Marxist-Leninist, one was an Independent Reformer, and one a member of the Communist League. The other eleven were fully independent candidates, unaligned with any registered or unregistered party. Information about these candidates may be found on this page. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) (CPC-ML) is a Canadian federal political party whose platform is the promotion of socialism. ... The Reform Party of Ontario was, until September 2003, a pseudo party that ran one candidate each election merely to keep the party’s name in the possession of the Reform Party of Canada. ... The Communist League in Canada was founded as the Revolutionary Workers League in 1978 as the result of a merger of the League for Socialist Action, the Revolutionary Marxist Group and the Groupe Marxiste Revolutionaire. ...

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John C. Turmel (Brant)

Perennial candidate. Holds world records for most elections contested, and most elections lost. See his biography page for further details. Received 295 votes, finishing fifth out of five candidates (0.66%). The winner was Dave Levac of the Ontario Liberal Party. John C. Turmel is a perennial candidate for election in Canada, and holds the Guinness world record for losing the largest number of elections -- 58 to the end of 2004. ... Brant (electoral district) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Dave Levac (born April 6, 1954 in Brantford, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


David Senater (Davenport)

Twenty-nine years old at the time of the election, and president of Senater Industries, an industrial design company. Previously carried placards to protest increased gasoline prices around Toronto. Attained unwanted notoriety during the election when the Toronto Sun tabloid accused him of withholding funds from Vanessa Pinto (a University of Toronto student and former campaign worker), and several other students in the Toronto area.[1] (http://www.thevarsity.ca/news/2003/09/18/News/Students.Cry.ripOff.In.Campaign.Work.Scandal-469911.shtml) Eventually paid Pinto in full, after much criticism. Davenport is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Front page of the Toronto Sun, April 14, 2005. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada with more than 60,000 students across three campuses. ...


Also ran for Ward 17 on the Toronto City Council in the 2003 election, concurrent with his provincial campaign. Was opposed to granting the Toronto Transit Commission use of two streetcar lanes on St. Clair Avenue West, a controversial local issue. One newspaper article indicates that Senater only entered the provincial race to gain additional advertising opportunities for his municipal campaign (i.e., to get around a municipal bylaw that prohibited campaign signs before a certain date).[2] (http://www.torontocityhall.com/cgi-bin/showLocalStory.pl?id=307) Delivered 15,000 campaign brochures during the provincial campaign. Some flyers implied that he was supported by local Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament Tony Ruprecht and former councillor Betty Disero, prompting denials from both. Finished fifth out of seven candidates in his provincial campaign with 293 votes (1.11%). The winner was Tony Ruprecht. Also lost his municipal campaign, finishing third out of five candidates with 940 votes (8.2%). The winner was Cesar Palacio. The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on November 10, 2003. ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transportation authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... For the U.S. cannabis reform organization, see Marijuana Policy Project. ... Tony Ruprecht (born December 12, 1942 in Konstantinow, Poland) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Frank M. Acri (Etobicoke North)

No information. Received 1,990 votes (6.42%) for a fourth place finish, an impressive result for an independent candidate. The winner was Shafiq Qaadri of the Ontario Liberal Party. Etobicoke North is a Canadian electoral district covering the northern part of the Etobicoke part of Toronto. ... Shafiq Qaadri is a family doctor and politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Owen Alastair Ferguson (Kitchener—Waterloo)

Young candidate, twenty-three years old in 2003. Graduate of the University of Waterloo, and a former member of student council. Was planning to attend medical school. Slightly eccentric, frequently quoted and wrote in the style of William S. Burroughs on his private blog (no longer active).[3] (http://canmal.blogspot.com/) Criticized the governing Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for being out of touch with the electorate. Cast an advance ballot for the local candidate of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Received 242 votes, finishing sixth in a field of seven candidates. The winner with Elizabeth Witmer of the Progressive Conservatives. The University of Waterloo, also known as UW or simply Waterloo, is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... William S. Burroughs William Seward Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, essayist, social critic and spoken word performer. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Elizabeth Witmer (born October 16, 1946 in Schiedam, The Netherlands) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


James Armstrong (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)

No information. There is a James Armstrong who serves as chief executive officer of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access centres, but it is unlikely that this is the same person. Received 1,053 votes, finishing fifth out of six candidates. The winner was Maria Van Bommel of the Ontario Liberal Party. Maria Van Bommel is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Fakhry Guirguis (Ottawa Centre)

Concerned with homelessness, and with class sizes in Ontario public schools. At one all-candidates meeting, was the only candidate not to answer questions about same-sex marriage and marijuana decriminalization. [4] (http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:xw7VIC6kuoEJ:www.ocdsb.edu.on.ca/GLEBWEB/glebespeaks.doc+Guirguis+Ottawa+Centre+%22same-sex%22&hl=en) Received 214 votes, finishing seventh in a field of seven candidates. The winner was Richard Patten of the Ontario Liberal Party. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in... Cannabis is a plant also known as Cannabis sativa, hemp, or marijuana. ... Richard Patten (born May 13, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Robert G. Gauthier (Ottawa West—Nepean)

Publisher of National Capital News, an independent Ottawa newspaper founded in 1982 and printed at irregular intervals. Involved in a long-standing dispute with the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, which refuses to give him membership because of its policy of excluding small newspapers. Has presented his case as a "free speech" issue, and has received support from followers of Ernst Zundel, although there is no evidence to suggest that Gauthier either solicited or endorses this support. Took his case to the United Nations in 1999, claiming that Canada had violated his rights under article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in denying him access to the press gallery's premises. An investigating committee found that the Canadian government was, in fact, in contempt of Article 19, in the limited sense that Gauthier had no legal recourse to determine the legality of his exclusion. The committee called upon the government to remedy the situation.[5] (http://www.bayefsky.com/html/159_canada063.php) Gauthier claims that no such remedies have yet been taken. Took Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken to court on this matter in 2002; the case was dismissed. Gauthier also runs Clear Air Ride Corporation, and introduced a model of electric bicycles in 1998. Opposes party politics as corrupt. Is strongly opposed to abortion, which he describes as murder. Is apparently also against official bilingualism.[6]  (http://groups.google.ca/groups?hl=en&lr=&selm=0001HW.BCFA3400004D1963F02845B0%40news1.on.sympatico.ca&rnum=1) This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January-February January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British... Ernst Christof Friedrich Zündel (born April 24, 1939) is a German Holocaust denier and pamphleteer. ... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... The Honourable Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken (born November 12, 1946) is Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, a position he has held since 2001. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Received 353 votes, finishing last in a field of five candidates. The winner was Jim Watson of the Ontario Liberal Party. Also ran in the 2004 federal election in Ottawa Centre and received 121 votes, finishing sixth out of nine candidates. The winner on that occasion was Ed Broadbent of the New Democratic Party. Has also campaigned for Mayor of Ottawa in the past. Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Honourable John Edward (Ed) Broadbent, P.C., (born March 21, 1936) is a Canadian social democratic politician and political scientist. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP) (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD)) is a social democratic political party in Canada. ... This is a list of the mayors of Ottawa. ...


Bob Bowers (Peterborough)

Advocate for the disabled, and is disabled himself. Spent several months picketing the Canadian Mental Health Association in Peterborough for inadequate services, after his associate Tom Young was turned away on hygienic grounds (apparently over an uncleaned shirt).[7] (http://www.trentu.ca/arthur/archive/37/06/feature.shtml) Bowers himself has been a client of the CMHA for many years, suffering from schizophrenia. Received 178 votes, finishing sixth in a field of six candidates. The winner was Jeff Leal of the Ontario Liberal Party. Peterborough is a federal and provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Jeff Leal (born 1954 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Had previously contested the Peterborough riding in the 1999 provincial election, receiving 151 votes and finishing fifth out of seven candidates. The winner was Gary Stewart of the Progressive Conservative Party. Also campaigned in Peterborough as an independent candidate in the 2000 federal election. Received 147 votes, finishing sixth in a field of six candidates. The winner on that occasion was Peter Adams of the Liberal Party of Canada. The Ontario general election of 1999 was held in the Canadian province of Ontario in the late spring of 1999. ... Gary Stewart (born March 23, 1938 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000. ... Peter Adams (born April 17, 1936 in the United Kingdom) is a Liberal Member of Canadas House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ...


Karnail Singh (Simcoe North)

No information. Received 101 votes (0.2%), finishing sixth in a field of six candidates. The winner was Garfield Dunlop of the Progressive Conservative Party. Simcoe North is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Garfield Dunlop is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


Gary R. Besner (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh)

Lives in Long Sault. Reasons for running unclear. In 2005, criticized the federal Liberal government over the revelations of the Gomery inquiry.[8] (http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/index.cfm?INCLUDE=guestbook_view.cfm&guest_id=2532) Received 968 votes, finishing fifth in a field of five candidates. The winner was Jim Brownell of the Ontario Liberal Party. Long Sault is one of two towns in the Canadian province of Ontario (Ingleside is the other) built to replace The Lost Villages, which were flooded by the construction of the St. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Brownell is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Mehmet Ali Yagiz (Toronto—Danforth)

Born in Turkey. A graduate of Hacettepe University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. Moved to Canada in 1995. Served as a medical assistant in the Canadian Army in 1997-98. Worked as an Elections Officer in the Canadian federal elections of 1997 and 2000. Now working in a major Canadian mutual fund company. Sought to provide free breakfasts and lunches to schools for students. Has called for an anti-poverty strategy including more homeless shelters, and a freeze of property tax increases.[9] (http://mehmetyagiz.tyo.ca/) He also wants to ensure that new gas stations are built at a fair distance from other buildings. Received 73 votes, the lowest total of any candidate on this list, and finished sixth in a field of six candidates. The winning candidate was Marilyn Churley of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Also ran for Mayor of Toronto in the 2003 election, receiving 193 votes (0.02%) and finishing forty-first in a field of forty-four candidates. Hacettepe University - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 36th Parliament In the 1997 Canadian election held on June 2, 1997, Jean Chrétiens Liberal Party of Canada won a second majority government. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000. ... Prominent Ontario NDP member Marilyn Churley Marilyn Churley (born May 7, 1948 in Old Perlican, Newfoundland) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Toronto—Danforth in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... This is a list of mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on November 10, 2003. ...


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