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Canada: John Small, Libertarian Candidate for Parliament

Allen Small was interviewed April 18, 2011 on radio station “The Edge” 102.1, for their talk show, “The Dean Blundell Show”.

Small is the Libertarian Party of Canada‘s candidate for the member of Parliament (MP) in the area of Markham-Unionville, in Ontario.

By way of explanation, Small wrote an introductory article:

I know most Americans don’t pay much attention to their cousins north of the border, but our federal government has just been accused of contempt of parliament (first time ever – and about time too), and it has been defeated on a confidence vote and forced to call an election (probably by May 2). One of the blessings of the Westminster System (Canada) is short election campaigns, or ones that go on forever depending on your point-of-view. We have had a minority government here for years, a bit unstable you might think, but this is Canada after all, land of peace, order and good government (I dispute the last bit), so not unstable at all. In fact markets are calm, not much changes really except that printers will have lots more revenue, as lawn signs sprout like dandelions and propaganda pamphlets flutter in the breeze.
As a result, I’ll be taking a bit of a break from my usual rants for the next five weeks or so, possibly focussing less on the world and being a little more partisan and inward looking in my posts than I have been. I’m [running] for parliament in my riding (electoral district) like I did in 2008.

Read more about Small and his campaign here.

View a list of candidates running under the banner of the Libertarian Party of Canada here.


  1. NewFederalist NewFederalist April 21, 2011

    The Greens are given a real shot at a riding in BC. Plus there are four parties to begin with with representation in Commons. It can’t be as bad as here.

  2. MarcMontoni MarcMontoni Post author | April 21, 2011

    True, but like the United States, the majors have made it all but impossible to get on the ballot — and, for that matter, just to be organized as a political party.

  3. NewFederalist NewFederalist April 21, 2011

    I wonder how many candidates the Christian Heritage Party has standing in this election? Does anyone know? They are akin to the CP in the USA.

  4. NewFederalist NewFederalist April 21, 2011

    Candidates in only two provinces? That’s not so good.

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