Jul 231984

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.

Freedom Party president Robert Metz kept track of the responses generated by a July 23, 1984 media release, which included a copy of Emery’s letter and explained that it would be distributed to 20,000 doors in London. These are Metz’s notes re: responses that were generated.

Document Details:

Document Title: Notes re: responses to the July 23, 1984 Pan Am Games media release
Document Dated: July 23, 1984
Hand written by: Robert Metz
Number of Pages: 2 (double-sided, single leaf)
Page dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″
Color/BW: Color

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/1984-07-23-24.notes-responses-to-media-release.pdf