Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I found rather a surprise in today's Saskatoon Star Phoenix. There is actually a member of the Communist Party of Canada running in the Blackstrap riding, which includes part of Saskatoon. She's Sonja Kristtorn, and is one of 21 candidates running for the party in this election. Somehow I doubt incumbent Conservative Party MP Lynne Yelich is much worried about being defeated by Kristtorn. The rival Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada aka the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) has considerably more candidates at 71. Between them the two Communist parties received a total of 13629 votes across Canada, so don't hold your breath expecting either party to elect anyone this time around. On the other hand they got a lot more votes than the Libertarian Party of Canada.

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