LEADER: Joseph Thauberger (1993-1994); Claire Foss (1994-1997).
BRIEF HISTORY: Founded by Joseph Thauberger in 1993, as a splinter group that broke away from the Social Credit Party. The party fielded 56 candidates in 1993, winning just 7,506 votes. The party fielded one candidate in a 1996 by-election. The party leadership voted to abolish itself as an independent party and merge into the Canadian Action Party in 1997.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Canada Party was populist and advocated a platform of banking and monetary reform, direct democracy, and referenda and recall. One element of their direct democracy policy was the proposal that the Prime Minister and Cabinet ministers be elected by the government party's caucus in the House of Commons.
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