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  Confederation of Regions
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationCRPC
Websitehttp://home.mountaincable.net/~galloway/cor/
CountryCanada
Established0000-00-00
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorThomas Walker
Last EditedRBH - October 09, 2007 11:45pm
DescriptionThe Confederation of Regions Party (CoR) was a right-wing Canadian political party founded in 1984 by Elmer Knutson. It was founded as a successor to the Western Canada Federation (West-Fed), a non-partisan organization, to fight the Liberal Party of Canada. The CoR aimed to fill the void on the far right of the political spectrum left by the decline of the Social Credit Party of Canada and the growing unpopularity among westerners of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada of Brian Mulroney.

In the 1984 federal election, it nominated 55 candidates, who won 65,655 votes in total, or 0.52% of the popular vote across the country. The party took 2.1% of the vote in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In the 1988 federal election, its 51 candidates won 41,342 votes, 0.31% of the popular vote. One of its candidates was Paul Fromm, leader of the far right-wing Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform and Canadian Association for Free Expression, and who is known to attend racist gatherings and associate with neo-Nazis. (See also: Confederation of Regions Party candidates, 1988 Canadian federal election).

The Party's greatest success came in New Brunswick, where it held the status of official opposition following the 1991 provincial election, until 1995.

After the demise of CoR, many former supporters joined the Reform Party of Canada. [Link]

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