Equal Parenting Party

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Equal Parenting Party
Defunct provincial party
Founded2014 (2014)
Dissolved2018 (2018)
HeadquartersPO Box 1826
Clinton, Ontario
N0M 1L0
IdeologyFather's rights

The Equal Parenting Party was a minor father's rights political party in Ontario, Canada, founded in 2014.[1] The party was described by leader Dennis Valenta as a single-issue party[2] and focused on combating perceived inequality in Ontario family law against fathers in divorce proceedings, especially regarding custody and access to children.[3][4]

EPP nominated two candidates in the 2014 provincial election, Valenta ran in the riding of Huron—Bruce and Dolly Catena ran in the riding of Mississauga East—Cooksville.[5] Neither candidate gained a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and the party received 0.01% of the popular vote. The party was deregistered in 2018 and did not contest the 2018 provincial election.

Election results[edit]

Election results
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall total
# of
candidates run
# of
seats won
+/− Government
2014 359 0.01 2
0 / 107
New Party Extra-parliamentary


  1. ^ "Registered Political Parties in Ontario". Elections Ontario. February 27, 2014. Archived from the original on March 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  2. ^ Montgomery, Bob (May 30, 2014). "Huron Bruce Candidates Debate In Holmesville". Blackburn News. Blackburn Radio Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Issues". Equal Parenting Party. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Equal Parenting Party looks to make political splash". CTV News London. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ Chin, Joseph (June 13, 2014). "Damerla romps in Mississauga East-Cooksville". The Mississauga News. Metroland Media. Archived from the original on January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.

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