Canadian Action Party

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The Canadian Action Party (CAP) is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1997. It opposes globalization and free trade, and promotes Canadian nationalism. It also advocates monetary reform and electoral reform.

The Canadian Action Party was founded by Paul Hellyer, a former Liberal minister of defence in the cabinet of Lester Pearson. Hellyer ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Liberal Party in 1968, and for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976.

Hellyer resigned as CAP leader in 2003 after the New Democratic Party failed to agree to a merger proposal, under which the NDP would change its name. In 2004, Connie Fogal was acclaimed party leader after David Orchard failed to respond to an invitation to take over the leadership.

A number of CAP members also belong to the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and have been influential in developing CAP's monetary policy, particularly its position that the Bank of Canada, rather than chartered banks, should provide loans to the government. CAP argues also that the ability of chartered banks to create money should be transferred to the Bank of Canada in order to fund public spending.

Election results

Election # of candidates # of votes % of popular vote % of pop vote - Green ridings
1997 election 58 17,502 0.13% 0.67%
2000 election 70 27,101 0.21% 0.85%
2004 election 45 8,930 0.06% 0.41%

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