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Green Party of Canada candidates, 1997 Canadian federal election

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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.


Scarborough Southwest: David James Cooper

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).

Calgary Southwest: Sol Candel

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.


Green Party of Canada candidates, 1997 Canadian federal election Wikipedia

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