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1984-xx-xx.emery-letter-pan-amVIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

In this TV London News newscast from late 1984 or early 1985, it is reported that London, Ontario’s Pan Am Games bid committee – committee of London businessmen and others who are trying to get the city to pay (with tax revenues) for a 1991 hosting by London of the Pan Am Games – is reducing the size of its bid. The report speculates that a reduction of the amount sought by the committee may be in response to the expansion of the No Tax for Pan Am Games Committee’s efforts to inform Londoners about the costs and the over-stated benefits of making taxpayers foot the bill. The No Tax for Pan Am Games Committee was led by Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz, and worked in conjunction with the efforts of Marc Emery, who spearheaded the opposition effort. Emery, at the time, was a co-founder of Freedom Party, and was its Action Director.

Video Details:

Television Show: TV London News
Reporter: Frank Hilliard
Featuring: Marc Emery (Action Director, Freedom Party of Ontario)
Aired: 1984/85
Duration: 1 minutes, 5 seconds
Color/BW: Full colour
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwWuQUwWli0