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 #6:
Portable sign by-law (we turn on the warm jets); Jack Burghardt’s latest constituency report; Sunday – Open or closed? Major story; Somebody squealed on Hi-Fi Express; Downtown Notes (Ramada Inn downtown?; LTC deficits pile up; MetroBulletin is the first!; Dine N’ Dash, Coupon Capers; MetroBulletin gets award; Buses stop for nothing – Our response; Whittington’s vs. Bank of Montreal); B.I.A. (more money gone); The Fed vs. the Little Man: Little man wins round one; Salaries of MPs; A brief analysis of business advocacy groups.