Julien Villeneuve, the philosophy professor who made a name for himself during the 2012 student movement when he showed up at protests dressed in a panda suit, will not be running for a seat in the April 7 election.
The man commonly known as Anarchopanda had planned to run in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve riding for the Parti Nul, a fringe party that he co-founded.
The party, created five years ago, aims to bring in disaffected voters who would otherwise spoil their ballots.
It is planning to run 41 candidates in this election. In 2012, it's 10 candidates attracted a grand total of 2,743 votes, or 0.06% of the overall province-wide vote.