In spite of such a low voter turnout, the AAEV Party of Canada made great strides!
Karen Levenson (Guelph) received 73 votes, beating the Marxist-Leninists, the Communists and an Independent.
Simon Luisi (Davenport) received 92 votes, a great result for his first run as a candidate!
Marie Crawford (Toronto-Danforth) received 177 votes, closing in on Liz's result of 187 votes.
Thanks to your continued help, all of our candidates were able to raise animal and environmental protection issues at candidates’ debates in their respective ridings. Throughout everyone’s canvassing, and in response to our radio ads and other media, we heard over and over again that voters were thankful for being able to vote their conscience. No other political party would have talked about the importance of animal protection had it not been for our candidates. Thanks to your support and their voices, the animals were heard.
And even thought the election is over, we hope that you all will still contact your MPs and ask them what they are doing to protect the environment, to end animal cruelty, to battle climate change, and to stop the killing of young seals. Please speak out as we all continue to make animal cruelty a thing of the past.
And stay tuned as we get back into the swing of things!