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The itinerant son of itinerant stump collectors, J. Harvey Fink currently resides in the bucolic and fictional town of Valley Heights.

Once a starry-eyed voter who believed that he played a vital -albeit microscopic- role in the democratic process, Fink found himself disappointed and disillusioned time and time again - by the difference between pre-election promises and post-election performance, and by the unsettling lack of difference in governance regardless of which party was actually in power.

Eventually coming to the conclusion that, despite affectations of democracy, public office was overwhelmingly a profession of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, Fink decided that he wanted to become one of the rich, and founded the UDP with the intention that, if he couldn't amass significant wealth through the acquisition and subsequent retail redistribution of influence, he would at least be able to expect six month's salary as severance if fired, and look forward to a pension (accruing at twice the legal limit under the Income Tax Act) after 'serving' for six years - regardless of the quality of the service rendered.

In the words of J. Harvey, "You can't get a deal like that in the private sector."

Founded in 2003 by J. Harvey Fink.

Party Colours and Logo:

Question Mark / Maple Leaf: signifying the UDP's national role as it represents disaffected voters across the country.

Red - the colour of the Maple Leaf - and Passion!
White - reflecting the pure, unsullied, uncorrupted nature of the party and its principles.
Gray - because gray goes with everything.

Though the moniker "Undecided Party" might cause some confusion for those who may think the name refers to a lack of definite policies or postiions, we'd like to point out that...

If the old Conservative Party could call itself Progressive,
If the Martin Liberals could call themselves, well, Liberal,
If an organization that takes contributions from union dues without requiring the consent of those paying the dues can call itself the New Democratic Party,
And if the Reform Party can go without making any significant reforms, change its name to the Alliance Party without creating any significant alliances, and then drop the Alliance name after negotiating the only important alliance in its short history,

...any misconceptions about the meanings behind the UDP's name can simply be considered part of the fine tradition of misdirection and manufactured disorientation that defines the political process.

For the record, the UDP is not a conglomeration of non-committals and wafflers (mostly). Rather, we represent those who simply cannot bring themselves to support any of the 'choices' they're being presented with in current elections.

We believe that if you're faced yet again with candidates who are motivated almost exclusively by self-interest, candidates who consistently abandon their constituents for the party line, candidates who only love you for your vote, and will leave you on the morning after the election mumbling something about an early caucus meeting, and who will have absolutely no interest in your concerns until a month or two before the next election, you shouldn't feel obligated to vote for any of them - especially as such votes will only encourage more of the same behaviour in the future.

Given that situation, a "none of the above" option is what the Undecided Party proudly offers, and that is why you should write "Undecided Party" on your ballot. After all, where's the choice if all the choices are the same?

(Now, we're not saying that absolutely every single political candidate fits this profile, and if you can find someone that you can vote for with a full heart and clear conscience, you have our congratulations - but you don't really think all those pre-election-poll 'undecideds' are the result of there being too many perfect candidates to choose from, do you?)

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