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Top vote-getters aren’t only winners

Fringe candidates know they don’t have a chance of getting elected, but most expect increased visibility of being on ballot to bring attention to issues near and dear to their hearts

SIKANDER HASHMI, Freelance

Published: Thursday, October 09

Looking at election signs in the downtown Westmount – Ville Marie riding, it’s clear there are at least five parties vying for your vote. But on election day, the list on the ballot will be almost twice as long.

There are nine confirmed candidates in the riding, but if the previous general election in 2006 is any indication, the four “other” candidates could end up with less than one per cent of total votes cast – collectively.

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