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AUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

In 1983, before Freedom Party of Ontario was founded by Robert Metz and others, Metz was president of a London-area riding association for a political party called Unparty (Unparty folded at the end of 1983). Dr. Gail Hutchinson was a London area radical feminist who (with her London Status of Women Action Group, LSWAG) in the early eighties, led campaigns to ban or otherwise censor the wide range of things she considered “pornography”. As a result, in those years, pornography “dominated the news” in London (in the words of then talk radio host Wayne McLean).

In this radio 6X FM news report, reporter John Collins interviews Hutchinson and Metz about censorship, and about what if any difference there is between “erotica” and “pornography”.

Audio Details:

Radio Program: 6X News
Reporter: John Collins
Guests: Robert Metz (president, London Unparty riding association), Gail Hutchinson (London Status of Women Action Group)
Aired: Not known (but pre-1984)
Radio Station: 106.9 CIXX FM – London, Ontario (Fanshawe College)
Recorded: Not known (but pre-1984)
Duration: 4 minutes, 34 seconds
File Format: MP3
File Size: 4.4 MB
URL – https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/audio/tape-36.6Xnews-featurette.pornography.hutchinson-vs-metz.mp3

See also: The “Firing Line” pornography debate between Metz and Hutchinson in the March 1983 Issue of Marc Emery’s London Metrobulletin (page 3), which may have been the catalyst for the 6X News report: http://www.freedomparty.org/lmb/lmb-1.internet-quick-download.pdf