Jul 171984

In the summer of 1984, Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery wrote a letter to the editor of the London Free Press opposing taxpayer funding for London, Ontario’s City council’s bid for the 1991 Pan Am Games. It was so heavily edited by the paper, that Emery decided to print 20,000 copies of a letter. With Freedom Party co-ordinating 15 volunteers, the letter was delivered door-to-door to Londoners. It would mark the beginning of a Freedom Party campaign that, in June of 1985, met with success. This scan of the original newsletter includes a media release that was sent along with the letter on July 23, 1984.


Document Details:

Document Title: Say No to the City Council Bid for the 1991 Pan Am Games
Document Dated: July 23, 1984
Layout and Design: Marc Emery
Number of Pages: 2 (double-sided letter) + 1 media release (single-sided).
Page dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ (media release) / 8.5″ x 14″ (letter)
Color/BW: Color

Internet Quick Download format: .pdf (searchable image); size: 2.4 MB; URL: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/documents/between-elections-campaigns/no-tax-for-pan-am-games/media-releases/1984-07-23.Letter-to-Media.and.flyer.internet-quick-download.pdf

Archive format: .pdf (searchable exact); size: 10.4 MB; URL: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/documents/between-elections-campaigns/no-tax-for-pan-am-games/media-releases/1984-07-23.Letter-to-Media.and.flyer.pdf