Tim Moen is running for the Libertarian Party in Fort McMurray—Athabasca and this is his platform.

The Libertarian Party of Canada favours the elimination of government interference in the lives of citizens. The party has never elected a single representative to the House of Commons and has never received more than 0.25 per cent of the popular vote. Nevertheless, Moen wants to give it a shot.

So far, his meme-based campaign is getting plenty of attention on social media, despite the fact that some of his ideas are definitely on the far-fringes of the political spectrum.

The seat for Fort McMurray—Athabasca opened up after the surprise resignation of Conservative MP Brian Jean in January. Soon after stepping down, Jean denounced the speed of development in the oilsands region in which For McMurray is the centre. He argued that infrastructure is not keeping pace with the rapid growth in the riding.

A byelection has yet to be called and chief government whip and Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan is currently overseeing the constituency. The earliest possible date for the election would be March 24, but will likely take place at a later date.

The riding has been held by the Conservative Party or its precursors since it was created in 1968. But Moen thinks his platform, with ideas drawn from the left and right, will appeal to voters.

“The memes show we care about issues the left likes and issues associated with the right. It doesn’t have to be one or the other,” Moen told Fort McMurray Today. “You don’t have to stay in one group. It’s not about left versus right. It’s about bringing a message of hope.”

Editor's note: Tim Moen has blogged for The Huffington Post Canada.

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  • 50: Snoop Lion

    <a href="http://www.esquire.com/features/what-ive-learned/snoop-dogg-0708" target="_blank">“It makes me feel the way I need to feel.”</a>

  • 49: Rick Steves

    <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/2012-04-12/art-books/rick-steves-pot-marijuana-advocate/" target="_blank">"I have used cannabis all over the world."</a>

  • 48: Oliver Stone

    <a href="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/29/oliver-stone-marijuana-saved-me-from-becoming-a-beast-in-vietnam/" target="_blank">“I went to Vietnam, and I was there for a long time. [Using marijuana] made the difference between staying human or, as Michael Douglas said, becoming a beast.”</a>

  • 47: Rihanna

    <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2087637/Rihanna-smoking-weed-Hawaii-Singer-posts-cannabis-quote-Twitter.html" target="_blank">"Kush rolled, glass full... I prefer the better things!"</a>

  • 46: Hugh Hefner

    <a href="http://www.druglibrary.org/special/anderson/highinamerica8.htm" target="_blank">“Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses.”</a>

  • 45: Miley Cyrus

    <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/28/news/la-heb-miley-cyrus-marijuana-health-20111128" target="_blank">"You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake."</a>

  • 44: Bryan Cranston

    <a href="http://business.highbeam.com/137462/article-1G1-266750728/bryan-cranston-breaking-bad-intriguing-drug-kingpin" target="_blank">"Pot always just made me sleepy.” </a>

  • 43: Robert Downey Jr

    <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/celebrity/Downey-Jr-Dishes-to-Rolling-Stone--92440874.html" target="_blank">“Robert Downey Jr. said he started smoking weed at age 8.”</a>

  • 42: Madonna

    <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2009/10/madonna_on_letterman.html" target="_blank">"It [my behavior on the show in 1994] wasn't because I was excited about you [David Letterman]. I think it may have had something to do with the joint I smoked before I came on."</a>

  • 41: Johnny Depp

    <a href="http://www.celebstoner.com/201201199489/celebstoners/top-celebstoners/johnny-depp.html" target="_blank">"I'm not a great pothead or anything like that… but weed is much, much less dangerous than alcohol."</a>

  • 40: Phil Jackson

    In 1975 he wrote “Maverick,” a memoir about his days playing in the NBA. Among other things, Jackson spoke frankly about marijuana use. -- <a href="http://www.salon.com/2001/05/29/jackson_16/" target="_blank">Salon</a>

  • 39: Sarah Palin

    <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/29/politics/politico/thecrypt/main4397109.shtml" target="_blank">"I can't claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never inhaled.”</a>

  • 38: Justin Bieber

    "Bieber both confirmed that he'd been caught smoking weed and apologized for it." -- <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/justin-bieber-apologizes-smoking-weed_n_2657314.html" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>

  • 37: Maya Angelou

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Angelou-Blooms-BioCritiques-Cindy-Dyson/dp/0791061779" target="_blank">“Angelou settled into a job as a waitress and began smoking marijuana with abandon.”</a>

  • 36: Lincoln Chafee

    <a href="http://news.providencejournal.com/politics/2012/03/chafee-declines-to-state-views-on-marijuana-decriminalizationreadynens-to-h.html" target="_blank">"In 1999, then-Warwick Mayor Lincoln D. Chafee won accolades for his honesty in acknowledging he used marijuana and cocaine as a 1970s student at Brown University."</a>

  • 35: Matt Damon

    <a href="http://weedquotes.blogspot.com/2011/05/matt-damon-weed-quotes.html" target="_blank">“The first time I smoked was at home with my mother and step-father.”</a>

  • 34: Conan O'Brien

    <a href="http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/2010-11-05/conan-obrien-talks-to-playboy-magazine" target="_blank">“I’ve tried pot, but it doesn’t do much for me.”</a>

  • 33: Susan Sarandon

    <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-30/entertainment/ca-8213_1_susan-sarandon/2" target="_blank">"Cocaine didn't interest me. Not at all. I'm way way back in the early pot…"</a>

  • 32: Andrew Sullivan

    <a href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/2009/09/sullivan_avoids_pot_charges.html" target="_blank">"The blogger and commentator Andrew Sullivan was busted in July for possessing a small amount of marijuana within the Cape Cod National Seashore."</a>

  • 31: John Hickenlooper

    <a href="http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n997/a08.html?1263" target="_blank">"As I've already been open about in the past -- and as I assume many would expect -- I made personal choices when I was younger that I neither support nor condone for others and certainly wouldn't encourage through public policy."</a>

  • 30: Seth MacFarlane

    <a href="http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/07/03/seth_macfarlane_swears_off_marijuana" target="_blank">"I don't smoke much pot anymore."</a>

  • 29: Martha Stewart

    <a href="http://laist.com/2013/06/21/martha_stewart_of_course_i_know_how.php" target="_blank">"Of course I know how to roll a joint."</a>

  • 28: Angelina Jolie

    <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/66340-angelina-jolies-reefer-madness" target="_blank">“… the one that has the worst effect for me was pot. I felt silly and giggly - I hate feeling like that.”</a>

  • 27: Morgan Freeman

    <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2003/apr/21/artsfeatures" target="_blank">"Never give up the ganja."</a>

  • 26: David Letterman

    <a href="http://www.cannabisculture.com/node/9795" target="_blank">“I went through one period when I smoked a surprising, a really breath-taking, amount of grass almost every night.”</a>

  • 25: Jennifer Aniston

    <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-71729/I-enjoy-cannabis-says-Jen.html#ixzz24Cka4lW5" target="_blank">“I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation. I wouldn't call myself a pot-head.”</a>

  • 24: Michael Phelps

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-graham/michael-phelps-bong-pictu_b_162842.html" target="_blank">“[Phelps] firmly denies that he takes drugs, suggesting that the notorious photo of him smoking from a bong was a one-time lapse of judgment.”</a>

  • 23: Tom Brokaw

    <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/brokaw-on-politics-pot_b17951" target="_blank">“…what I did was experiment with a little marijuana like a lot of other people and walked away…”</a>

  • 22: Ted Turner

    <a href="http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/2606.html" target="_blank">"CNN anchor Gwen Scott claimed it is common knowledge that Turner sits in his office and smokes marijuana."</a>

  • 21: Brad Pitt

    <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2091647/Brad-Pitt-quit-smoking-marijuana-turned-doughnut.html#ixzz24BzxWK00" target="_blank">“I was hiding out from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much [marijuana].”</a>

  • 20: Lady Gaga

    <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/02/lady-gaga-i-smoke-a-lot-of-pot-when-i-write-music-/1#.T143xczXEfI" target="_blank">"I smoke a lot of pot when I write music."</a>

  • 19: Michael Bloomberg

    <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/10/nyregion/bloomberg-says-he-regrets-marijuana-remarks.html" target="_blank">"You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.''</a>

  • 18: George Clooney

    <a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/ten-celebrity-potheads-that-might-surprise-you/" target="_blank">“The owner of a local cannabis café told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there.”</a>

  • 17: Rush Limbaugh

    <a href="http://www.chronicle.su/news/rush-limbaugh-endorses-marijuana/" target="_blank">"I wouldn’t have been able to make it through hundreds of shows if it weren’t for the benefits of medical marijuana"</a>

  • 16: LeBron James

    <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4350557" target="_blank">“James also revealed he and his teammates smoked marijuana one night after getting access to a hotel room in Akron.”</a>

  • 15: Sanjay Gupta

    <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/index.html?hpt=hp_c4" target="_blank">"I have tried it."</a>

  • 14: Rand Paul

    <a href="http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/08/gq-exclusive-rand-pauls-crazy-college-days-hint-theres-a-secret-society-involved.html" target="_blank">"According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, "He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They'd been smoking pot."</a>

  • 13: Andrew Cuomo

    <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/attorney-general-andrew-cuomo-smoked-pot-younger-years-illegal-drugs-article-1.178948" target="_blank">"I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth."</a>

  • 12: George W. Bush

    <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/politics/20talk.html" target="_blank">"I wouldn't answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried."</a>

  • 11: Bill Gates

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Gates-Microsofts-Reinvented-Industry-Himself/dp/0671880748" target="_blank">“As for drugs – well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice…”</a>

  • 10: Bill Maher

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FLKkxPu2hfA#!" target="_blank">"Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana... About 50,000 times."</a>

  • 9: George Soros

    <a href="http://www.reuters.com/" target="_blank">"He said he had tried marijuana, enjoyed it, 'but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years.'"</a>

  • 8: John Kerry

    <a href="http://www.ontheissues.org/2004/John_Kerry_Drugs.htm" target="_blank">"Yes." [In response to the question: "Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past?"]</a>

  • 7: Jay Z

    <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2009/09/feature-time-to-build/" target="_blank">"I smoked some weed, and that’s how I finished ‘Izzo.’"</a>

  • 6: Jon Stewart

    <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-5-2008/seth-rogen" target="_blank">“Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?”</a>

  • 5: Stephen Colbert

    <a href="http://blog.sfgate.com/tgoodman/2006/01/" target="_blank">"First, [in high school], I smoked a lot of pot...and that’s how I got to know the people ‘half in’ the society of my high school and we waved at each other over the bong. Then I got to know people by making jokes.”</a>

  • 4: Clarence Thomas

    <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/11/us/thomas-smoked-marijuana-but-retains-bush-support.html" target="_blank">"The White House said today that Judge Clarence Thomas, President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, had smoked marijuana while in college."</a>

  • 3: Bill Clinton

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBzQI_7ez8" target="_blank">"I experimented with marijuana a time or two."</a>

  • 2: Oprah Winfrey

    <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/oprah-admits-smoked-marijuana-1982-hear-better-article-1.1428915" target="_blank">"To kick things off, [television show host Andy Cohen] asked the last time Winfrey had smoked marijuana. 'Uh … 1982,' Winfrey replied. 'Let's hang out after the show,' Cohen joked. 'Okay,' Winfrey laughed. 'I hear it's gotten better.'"</a>

  • 1: Barack Obama

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBzQI_7ez8" target="_blank">"When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point."</a>