Rhinoceros Party, founded (1963) by a group of humorists led by Montréal doctor Jacques FERRON
to poke fun at federal election campaigns. First fielding candidates for 1964 by-elections, it has participated in every subsequent general election. Eighty-nine candidates (across Canada) represented the party in the federal election of 1984; it received 99 207 votes, 0.790% of the total votes cast. In May 1985, shortly after the death of Ferron, the party was officially dissolved.