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Template:Refimprove Kaye Sargent (died 21 November 2006) was a political activist in Ontario, Canada. She was the Deputy Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party, and served as the party's leader for three years in the late 1980s. She also campaigned as a federal candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada.

Formerly a singer, Sargent became a homemaker and writer living in Innerkip, Ontario. She was an environmentalist before the movement entered the political or popular mainstream[1] As a follower of Ayn Rand (though critical of some of Rand's ideas), Sargent became involved with the Libertarian Party in 1979. She was the founder of the Oxford County Libertarian Constituency Association and Sargent led the OLP into the provincial election of 1987, and remained one of the party's most prominent figures till her death. She was elected as the party's Deputy Leader in 1999. [2]

Sargent died on November 21, 2006 at Woodstock, Ontario.

Electoral history[]

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  • Ontario general election, 1981, received 493 votes in Oxford (winner: Dick Treleaven, Progressive Conservative)
  • Canadian federal election, 1984, received 322 votes in Oxford (winner: Bruce Halliday, Progressive Conservative)
  • Ontario general election, 1985, received 729 votes in Oxford (winner: Dick Treleaven, Progressive Conservative)
  • provincial by-election, August 14, 1987, received 99 votes in Cochrane North (winner: René Fontaine, Liberal)
  • Ontario general election, 1987, received 466 votes in Oxford (winner: Charlie Tatham, Liberal)
  • Canadian federal election, 1988, received 187 votes in Oxford (winner: Bruce Halliday, Progressive Conservative)
  • Ontario general election, 1990, received 635 votes in Oxford (winner: Kimble Sutherland, New Democrat)
  • Canadian federal election, 1993, received 219 votes in Oxford (winner: John Finlay, Liberal)
  • Ontario general election, 1995, received 386 votes in Oxford (winner: Ernie Hardeman, Progressive Conservative)
  • Ontario general election, 1999, received 321 votes in Oxford (winner: Ernie Hardeman, Progressive Conservative)
  • Ontario general election, 2003, received 306 votes in Oxford (winner: Ernie Hardeman, Progressive Conservative)
  • Canadian federal election, 2004, received 226 votes in Oxford (winner: Dave Mackenzie, Conservative)

References[]

  1. Bruce Urquhart, "Kaye Sargent, Oxford County Libertarian stalwart, dies", London Free Press, 22 November 2006, accessed 22 November 2006.
  2. George Dance, "Remembering Kaye Sargent", Nolan Chart, November 20, 2008.

External links[]

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