March 14, 2022

Ontario Debate Rules Challenged in Court | CBC RADIO CANADA, March 11, 2022

Organizers of electoral debates should accommodate candidates from smaller political parties, according to the legal remedy.

A small political party challenges in court an Elections Ontario directive on the participation of fringe parties in non-televised debates.

The None of the Above party is protesting Elections Ontario’s order of May 9, 2018, in which the agency explains that it has no authority over the organization of electoral debates in the province and that it has no control over the selection criteria of the organizers as to the candidates invited to these debates.

The political party, which says it defends direct democracy, had sent a letter to Elections Ontario asking it to better explain to the organizers of debates their obligation to accommodate marginal parties before the general election of June 2018.

The complainant, Greg Vezina, argues that Elections Ontario has a duty to remind debate organizers to invite candidates from smaller parties like his.

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March 4, 2022

None Of The Above nominates 50th candidate for provincial election | Ottawa Life Magazine, March 1, 2022

Ontario’s provincial election is approaching with what looks to be a highly contested campaign. While the Liberals, Conservatives, and NDP remain expected to put up a fight, the None Of The Above direct democracy party (NOTA) is committed to reshaping democracy in Ontario.

The None Of The Above party, direct democracy party, is currently taking applications for more candidates the upcoming election to apply, go to the website:

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February 25, 2022

None of the Above Direct Democracy Party ahead in 2022 Ontario Election nominations

The None of the Above Direct Democracy Party already has 45 candidates for the June 2, 2022 Ontario Election, ahead of the 42 nominated in 2018.

Some of the well known NOTA Party candidates nominated for the June 2 , 2022 election are: Hydrofuel Canada CEO Greg Vezina (Mississauga Centre); Canada’s first Veterans Ombudsman Col. Pat Stogran Rtd. (Orléans); Stage Manager and G-20 Civil Rights Advocate Adam Nobody (Spadina-Fort York); Author and Creator of TIME-EQUITY Richard Kiernicki (Etobicoke Centre), Workers Rights Advocate Paul Taylor (Guelph); Aerospace Engineer Kevin Linfield (Essex); and Artist and Broadcasting Technician Marc Adornato (Ottawa-Centre).

Anyone interested in being a candidate can apply on the NOTA Party 2022 candidates page where all nominated candidates are listed:

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February 7, 2020

Ottawa-Vanier & Orleans by-elections

The previous Ottawa-Vanier 2016 provincial by-election candidate, Above Znoneofthe, formerly Sheldon Bergson, has been officially nominated to run again, and the previous 2018 Ontario General Election candidate Keegan Bennett will run in the adjacent Ottawa neighborhood Orleans riding.

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October 13, 2019

Ontario Court says it’s unconstitutional to exclude any candidates from election debates on public property

The ruling Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:10 in the evening came four hours after the hearing for a two-part injunction application brought by self-represented Mississauga Centre riding Independent candidate Greg Vezina against the City of Mississauga regarding candidate debates and the removal of his campaign signs.

To be sure, if the City were to organize candidates’ debates… and decide to invite certain candidates to participate, while excluding others… I would not hesitate in granting… injunctive relief.”

— Ontario Superior Court Judge James Stribopoulos

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