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Libertarian Party of Canada

Party Leader: Tim Moen
Founded: 1973
Current Number of Seats: Zero


The Libertarian Party was founded in 1973 by Bruce Evoy who ran in a Toronto riding in 1974 but did not win a seat. The party’s main ideology focuses on laissez-faire government, fiscal conservation, and civil libertarianism.

In the 1979 election, the party ran 50 candidates, qualifying itself for registered party status.

In the 1980s and 90s, the Libertarian Party ran dozens of candidates in elections and those numbers fell to less than half of that in the 2000s, with the exception of 2015 when the party ran 72 nominees.

Tim Moen is the current Libertarian leader – he was selected in 2014.

As of August 26, 2019, the Libertarian Party has 21 candidates running in the upcoming federal election.

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