Pirate Party of Canada hooks over 3,000 votes in first general election
The 2011 general election was the first for the Pirate Party of Canada, which only became a registered political party last year.
This fledgling party supports net neutrality, open government, and copyright reform that's in favour of artists and consumers.
It fielded 10 candidates, including party leader Mikkel Paulson in Edmonton Centre, in the May 2 federal election.
How did the party do?
With 71,472 of 71,513 polls reporting across the country, Pirates had hooked a total of 3,198 votes.
In B.C.'s Lower Mainland, Pirate candidate Travis McCrea garnered 192 votes to place seventh in a field of eight in the hotly contested riding of Vancouver Centre.
Langley candidate Craig Nobbs finished last in a field of five, with 355 votes.
The Pirate party previously ran a candidate in the 2010 Winnipeg North byelection.
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