May 151981

Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, nine issues of the Downtown London Metrobulletin were published from 1981 to 1982. Emery launched the Downtown London Metrobulletin after leaving the broadsheet newspaper he founded in 1980, the London Tribune. Emery and fellow investor/writer Robert Metz left the London Tribune over its editorial policy: Emery’s vision of a hard-hitting newspaper was trumped by other investors, who did not want their friends and business connections to be criticized in the paper. The Downtown London Metrobulletin was succeeded by the London Metrobulletin in 1983, which Emery launched after buying the printing assets of the London Tribune (which had failed following the departure of Emery and Metz).

Contents of Issue #1:
What a mess; In search of the 3rd dept store; Council: Everything we touch turns to stone; Random notes; The downtown business “Tell it like it is” survey; Random notes; New ideas: Dining in the great! outdoors; Cabs: Gov’t price fixing; Random notes; B.I.A. board meeting Tuesday May 12: For 1981…no mall; Mall plan ignores merchants; Letters. Continue reading »

May 121981

1980-xx-xx.emery-thumb2AUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

Years prior to the founding of Freedom Party of Ontario, Marc Emery was a weekly contributor a program called Access 96, broadcasted on CFPL FM 96 in London, Ontario. In this broadcast, Marc speaks about Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

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May 061981

1980-xx-xx.metz-thumbAUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

Years prior to the founding of Freedom Party of Ontario, Robert Metz calls into the Wayne McLean radio talk show (the guest of which was Reverend Carson) to comment about capitalism in Ireland. Robert finds it surprising for anyone to consider Ireland capitalistic. Robert discusses the nature of capitalism versus a mixed economy.

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