Elections Canada stipulates anyone can run for office as “Independent” candidates provided they meet the following criteria (abbreviated, with full link below bullet points)
- At least 18 years of age at time of nomination
- Names, addresses, and signatures of at least 100 eligible voters in the riding you wish to run.
- A $1,000 deposit received with duly witnessed nomination form, no later than 2 PM, 21 days prior to election.
Say hello to Wyatt Scott, running as Independent in the B.C. riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon.