Oct 091984

After Freedom Party distributed – to 20,000 Londoners – a letter from Marc Emery opposing taxpayer funding for London City council’s bid to host the 1991 Pan Am Games, Emery prepared a second document, which he titled “The London Citizens’ Guide to the Tax-Paid 1991 Pan-Am Games Bid”. Like the letter that preceded it, the second publication again was distributed by Freedom Party beginning on October 9, 1984. In the guide, Emery described v. 1 of the guide as follows:



This is the second 1991 Pan-Am bid information package that I’ve prepared for my neighbours in London. Its purpose? To illustrate and voice my strong disagreement with the principle of tax dollars being used to host the event in London. To this end, I’ve examined city hall’s record of intervention in the realm of business, art, and culture, while always bearing in mind the many other projects city council is considering — or has already committed itself to.

NOTE: A second, slightly revised version of the “The London Citizens’ Guide to the Tax-Paid 1991 Pan-Am Games Bid” booklet was printed and distribution of that version started on October 17, 1984. Notably, whereas the first had been a City Lights bookstore public service (City Lights was Emery’s bookstore), the second version was billed a public service of both the bookstore and the newly created (by Freedom Party) No-Tax for Pan-Am Committed, chaired by Freedom Party president Robert Metz. Both versions are available in this archive.

Document Details:

Document Title: “City Lights Presents a Pubic Service Publication: The London Citizens’ Guide to the Tax-Paid Games 1991 Pan Am Games”
Document Published: October 9, 1984
Layout and Design: Marc Emery
Number of Pages: 8 (double-sided) + 1 (enclosed postage-paid envelope).
Page dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″
Color/BW: Color

Internet Quick Download format: .pdf (searchable image); size: 5.4 MB; URL: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/documents/between-elections-campaigns/no-tax-for-pan-am-games/guide/no-tax-for-pan-am.citizens-guide.v1.internet-quick-download.pdf

Archive format: .pdf (searchable exact); size: 15.3 MB; URL: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/documents/between-elections-campaigns/no-tax-for-pan-am-games/guide/no-tax-for-pan-am.citizens-guide.v1.pdf