Allen Small

Allen Small is a science teacher and a politician from Canada. He is the leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party since 2011, and a candidate for the party in Markham-Unionville.
Early life
Small was born in Bergen-Belsen DP camp, the British-occupied concentration camp that stood in its place during the Holocaust. Both of his parents were Holocaust survivors. At 11 months of age, he and his family moved to Toronto, where his father had relatives. This fact affected him greatly, and according to Small, this is what gave him the belief that "government can destroy lives". Small attended Oakwood Collegiate Institute for high school.
Entry into politics
Small entered politics in 2008, a year after retiring from his teaching job for 35 years. In 2011, he was elected to a 3-year term as the leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party, a position he has held ever since. He ran for office twice unsuccessfully in Markham-Unionville.<ref name="auto"/>
Political views
Small advocates for limiting the "size and scope of government, resulting in lower taxes, and more social and economic freedom." He is against the idea that one group of voters can force others into paying for their social programs, and that the power of a government should be clearly defined and limited.<ref name="auto"/>
Small argues that monopolies, whether government or corporate monopolies, are ultimately bad for the consumer and that the Ontario provincial government should not have a monopoly over healthcare, education, electrical generation and the sale of alcohol.<ref name="auto"/>
Personal life
Small married his wife in 1974, and has lived with her in Unionville since 1975. They had two children.<ref name="auto"/>
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