Liz White (activist)
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White at a debate during the 2008 Toronto Centre by-election
|Leader of the Animal Protection Party of Canada|
|Assumed office |
August 2, 2005
|Preceded by||First Leader|
|Political party||Animal Protection|
White is a founder and board member of the Animal Alliance of Canada, a non-profit organization set up in 1990, where she focuses on legislative issues, municipal animal control by-laws, hunting and human-wildlife conflict, and fundraising.
White also leads the Animal Protection Party of Canada (formerly the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada), a federal political party registered by the Animal Alliance in 2005 with the aim of winning air time to discuss issues other parties might not raise, and to allow donors to receive tax credit. She stood unsuccessfully for election in Toronto-area ridings in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.
White is an opponent of the annual Canadian seal hunt, and as a result supports a boycott of Canada's seafood industry. She has also campaigned against the sale of dogs from the Winnipeg city pound to animal researchers. She was one of three women (along with Lesli Bisgould of the University of Toronto and Shelagh MacDonald of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) who drafted Bill C-17B/C-10B, an anti-cruelty bill that among other things called for animals to be regarded as "living property." The Bill passed the House of Commons twice, but was defeated in the Senate in 2008.
|2015 Canadian federal election: Etobicoke-Lakeshore|
|New Democratic||Phil Trotter||7,030||10.90||-9.40||$27,861.80|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||233||0.36||–||$4,975.83|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||64,508||100.00||$233,887.62|
|Total rejected ballots||307||0.47|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+13.19|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Thornhill|
|New Democratic||Simon Strelchik||7,141||11.97||+5.35||$5,397.91|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||215||0.36||–||$7,002.05|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||59,672||100.00||–||$99,784.20|
|Total rejected ballots||275||0.46||–|
|2008 Canadian federal election: Toronto Centre|
|Liberal||Bob Rae||27,462||53.53||-5.94||$ 48,353.21|
|New Democratic||El-Farouk Khaki||7,743||15.09||+1.21||21,305.27|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||187||0.36||-0.16||685.91|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit/Total Expenditures||51,306||100.00||$ 92,067.97||$ 135,172.35|
|Total rejected ballots||257||0.50|
|By-election on March 17, 2008: Toronto Centre
On Bill Graham's resignation, July 2, 2007
|New Democratic||El-Farouk Khaki||3,312||13.88||-9.86|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||123||0.52||+0.40|
|Canadian Action||Doug Plumb||97||0.41|
|Total valid votes||23,857||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||96||0.40|
|2006 Canadian federal election: Toronto Centre|
|New Democratic||Michael Shapcott||14,036||23.74||-0.01|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||72||0.12|
|Total valid votes||59,112||100.00|
- Strobel, Mike. "One Party Stands up for the Animals," Toronto Sun, 7 January 2006.
- Dupras, George. Values in Conflict: Reflections of an Animal Advocate. iUniverse, 2011, pp. 180–181.
- Boatright, Robert G. Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada. University of Michigan Press, 2011, p. 167.
- Dupras, George. Values in Conflict: Reflections of an Animal Advocate. iUniverse, 2011, pp. 28–30.
- Also see Bill C-10B, Parliament of Canada, accessed 22 May 2012.
- "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". www.elections.ca.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine