Gary in 2008 Federal Election

In 2008 Gary ran as an independent candidate in the federal election against an incumbent PC cabinet minister (Diane Finley) and a high-profile doctor with the Order of Canada (Dr. Eric Hoskins).

2008 Federal election results - Gary wins 4,821 votes, 10% of total. 39% of Caledonia voters chose Gary over high-profile PC & Liberal candidates. Click to enlarge.
2008 Federal election results – Gary wins 4,821 votes, 10% of total. 39% of Caledonia voters chose Gary over high-profile PC & Liberal candidates. Click to enlarge.

Overall, Gary received 10% of the total vote as an independent candidate – a result that has astonished experienced political insiders.

39% of Caledonia voters chose Gary McHale

Caledonia voters overwhelmingly chose Gary where he came first in nearly every poll, winning 1822 votes out of a possible 4,679 – 39% of all ballots cast.

Video: Gary speaks at all-candidates debate [HI-RESDIAL-UP]

"If I wasn't effective you wouldn't have heard of me." - Gary's closing remarks at all-candidates debate during 2008 federal election. Click to play.

"If I wasn't effective you wouldn't have heard of me." - Gary's closing remarks at all-candidates debate during 2008 federal election. Click to play.

Gary’s ‘Dare to Believe’ ad – giving hope to residents [PDF]

Gary's 'Dare to Believe' ad for 2008 Federal election, version 1. Click to download PDF copy.

Gary's 'Dare to Believe' ad for 2008 Federal election, version 1. Click to download PDF copy.