October 3, 2017

Democracy, eh? Not when small political parties are routinely shut out of meaningful participation in elections.

We are losing our most basic, fundamental, democratic rights in our polling-based, follow-the-leader, horse-race, media-manipulated politics. Many decades ago in Canada, political party names were not even on ballots. The party membership approved the campaign policies their leaders and candidates ran on, which were implemented by those who won power. Elected MPs and MPPs represented their constituents, were listened to …

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May 17, 2017

None of the Above Party running in all 122 Ontario ridings in 2018!

The Ontario None of the Above Party (NOTA) nominates Above Znoneofthe as candidate for the June 1, 2017, Sault Ste. Marie provincial by-election, registers all 122 riding associations (RAs), and announces candidate nominations closing for the 2018 Ontario election. The NOTA Party campaigns for the 3Rs of Direct Democracy; Referendum, Recall and Real electoral and legislative Reforms that give voters …

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November 11, 2016

None of the Above Party candidate for Niagara West-Glanbrook byelection wants your vote

He was a provincial candidate for the Mike Harris Progressive Conservatives, and ran under the Green Party banner. He thought Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was serious in her promise to “do politics differently.” But Greg Vezina found out you can’t change the political system by working for the status quo. Finally fed up with the mainstream parties, Vezina, a Mississauga …

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November 11, 2016

Police escort 2 uninvited candidates out of Ottawa-Vanier byelection debate

Candidates from Pauper Party of Ontario and None of the Above Party not invited to debate Candidates from two fringe parties tried to join a debate for the provincial Ottawa-Vanier byelection, despite a lack of invitation, until police were called to escort them out on Thursday night. There are 11 candidates running to replace long-time Liberal MPP Madeleine Meilleur, but …

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February 10, 2016

Voting for None of the Above

Two candidates putting their name forward to voice displeasure with current politics Greg Vezina doesn’t like what he sees in today’s political arena. And he’s running in the Whitby-Oshawa byelection to help change that. “Our democracy is badly broken by follow the leader politics,” Vezina, the creator and head of the None of the Above Party, tells The Oshawa Express. …

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