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: https://nota.ca/ontario/candidates/
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: https://nota.ca/ontario/candidates/
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.
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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Officially, Keegan Bennett is independent, but he actually represents the None of the Above Party (NOTA).
The party’s main proposed policy is a transition away from Canada’s conventional representative democracy in favour of more direct democracy. The party is officially registered as an Ontario provincial party, but not as a federal party which is why it cannot run federal candidates under its own name. Keegan Bennett ran in the Ottawa-Vanier riding during last year’s provincial election, and this time he’s officially representing the NOTA party.
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