The Green Party of Canada fielded seventy-nine candidates in the 1997 federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about some of these candidates may be found on this page.
Green Party of Canada candidates, 1997 Canadian federal election Wikipedia
Cooper was a journalist at the time of the election. According to the Toronto Star newspaper, he ran for the Green Party due to a belief that supporting Canada's more established parties would simply encourage "apathy, cynicism, mediocrity and corruption". His campaign called for "environmentally sound programs, local democracy, sustainable development and long-term planning" (Toronto Star, 30 May 1997).
Sol Candel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics. He is a longtime resident of Calgary, Alberta, where he owns the Movie Poster Shop, a business that collects and displays vintage movie posters. He has been a member of the Green Party for several years, and is the party's financial agent for the electoral division of Calgary Centre-North as of 2009. He is also a director of the Earth System Science/Gaia Theory Society of Alberta, and a partner in Seven Generations Development Inc.