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United Party of Canada

The United Party of Canada was a federally registered political party in Canada founded in November 2009. Its key principles are fiscal responsibility, social progressivism, and environmental sustainability. The party was formed by former members of various other political parties. The party was deregistered by Elections Canada on August 31, 2016.[2] The name was adopted by an unrelated party registered in September 2019 and headed by Carlton L. Darby.

United Party of Canada

Parti Uni du Canada
Active federal party
LeaderBob Kesic
PresidentBob Cameron
FoundedNovember 2009 (2009-11)
DissolvedAugust 31, 2016 (2016-08-31)
HeadquartersKeswick, Ontario
IdeologyCentrist
ColoursRed, blue
Seats in the House of Commons
0 / 308
Seats in the Senate
0 / 105
Website
unitedpartyofcanada.com(archived)[1]

PoliciesEdit

The three key principles as stated above were divided further into six unifying themes that represented the party core platform that included:

  • Education: According to the party's website, it believed in universal education at the undergraduate university, college or trade school level.[3]
  • Environment: The party recognized the need for renewable energy resources, specifically the construction of a renewable energy infrastructure that is fiscally responsible.[3]
  • Economy: The party believed that there are opportunities for economic growth by engaging with Canada's partners in the Commonwealth and the Francophonie to extend trading and investment for both sides.[3]
  • Animal rights: On the subject of animal rights, the party promised to enact legislation with serious criminal penalties for those who do not respect wild and domesticated animals.[3]
  • Children's rights: The party's policy for children involved legislating and enforcing laws against child abuse, and making sure that children in foster care are raised well and children with special needs will not be separated from their parents.[3]
  • Unity: The party was dedicated to unifying all geographical and racial demographics of Canada in an attempt to make everyone work together towards a common goal.[3]

IdeologyEdit

The party described itself on its website as centrist without any direct specific ideological affiliation other than occupying the centre of the political spectrum.

Election resultsEdit

Results by election
Election Candidates # of votes % vote % vote in contested ridings
2011 general election 3 293 0.02 0.17
2015 general election 1 57 0.00 0.01 [4]
Results by riding
Election Riding
Candidate's Name Gender Votes % Rank
2010 by-election Vaughan Brian Jedan Male 55 0.14 8/8
2011 general election Ajax--Pickering Bob Kesic Male 71 0.13 5/5
2011 general election London West Rod Morley Male 65 0.10 5/5
2011 general election York--Simcoe Paul Pisani Male 157 0.30 6/6
2015 general election Ajax Bob Kesic Male 57 0.01 5/5 [5]

LeadersEdit

  • Brian Jedan (2010–2011)
  • Robert 'Bob' Kesic (2011–2016)

United Party (1983)Edit

An earlier party of the same name (no relation to this party) was established by perennial candidate Anne McBride in 1983. It is unknown if it ever nominated a candidate in an election.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Archived version from 13 July 2016 at web.archive.org. This is apparently the last archived snapshot of this party's real website. After that, the url was reassigned and later snapshots show a fake version of the website.
  2. ^ http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=pol&dir=par&document=index&lang=e#libert
  3. ^ a b c d e f Our Policies: United Party of Canada
  4. ^ http://enr.elections.ca/National.aspx?lang=e Elections Canada, 2015 National Results
  5. ^ http://enr.elections.ca/ElectoralDistricts.aspx?lang=e Elections Canada Electoral Districts