During the 44th Canadian federal election, the total number of votes cast was 17,034,243, which is 62% of eligible voters. Over 800,000 Canadians (approx. 5.0 %) voted for the PPC. By comparison, during the 43rd Canadian federal election, 1.6 % of eligible voters voted for the PPC. Even though the PPC has been maligned and ignored by the legacy media, in just two years, its popularity increased by over 300 %. This type of exponential growth in support for a federal political party is unprecedented in Canadian history. If the trajectory continues, the PPC would receive 15 % of the popular vote in 2023, and 45 % of the popular vote in 2025. Given that the relationship between the Canadian people and the current federal government is bound to deteriorate further, exponential support for the PPC’s common sense policies will likely continue.
A summary of election results for the three ridings belonging to the Kingston Regional PPC Association is as follows:
For Kingston and the Islands, Shelly Sayle-Udall received 2,314 votes (3.4 %). The previous PPC candidate for the 43rd Canadian federal election received 1,769 votes (2.6 %). An increase of 31 %.
For Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Alex Cassell received 3,398 votes (5.7 %). The previous PPC candidate for the 43rd Canadian federal election received 988 votes (1.7 %). An increase of 235 %.
For Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Florian Bors received 3,830 votes (6.1 %). The previous PPC candidate for the 43rd Canadian federal election received 1,117 votes (1.8 %). An increase of 238 %.
Because public interest in the PPC grew so much over the past few months, it is likely that the Kingston Regional PPC Association will de-register with Elections Canada in early 2022. Each Electoral District Association will subsequently re-register with Elections Canada.