May 031985


In 1985, Heidi Strasser was a London area radical feminist and a representative of the London Status of Women Action Group (LSWAG). In the early eighties, LSWAG ran campaigns to ban or otherwise censor the wide range of things it considered “pornography”. As a result, in those years, pornography “dominated the news” in London (in the words of then talk radio host Wayne McLean).

On May 3, 1985, McLean dedicated two hours of his radio program to the issue of feminism versus individual freedom. His guests were Strasser, and then Freedom Party of Ontario Action Director Marc Emery, who opposed censorship.

NOTES: This recording – including the introduction by Freedom Party’s Murray Hopper, which was not part of the original broadcast but was added by Freedom Party – was featured at page four of Issue 5 of “Freedom Flyer”, Freedom Party of Ontario’s newsletter as one of Freedom Party’s “Hear the Voice of Freedom” audio cassette series. This recording was #3 in that series.

The raw original recording from which the “Hear the Voice of Freedom” version was produced appeared on cassette tapes numbered (by Lloyd Walker, in his notes) 70 and 71. Those two tape recordings are combined here, unedited:

Audio Details:

Radio Program: The Wayne McLean Hotline
Host: Wayne McLean
Guests: Marc Emery (Action Director, Freedom Party of Ontario), Heidi Strasser (London Status of Women Action Group)
Aired: May 3, 1985
Radio Station: AM980 CFPL – London, Ontario
Show Recorded: May 3, 1985
Introduction (produced by FP: not part of the original broadcast): Murray Hopper
Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
File Format: MP3
File Size: 79.3 MB
URL (“Hear the Voice of Freedom” version) –
URL (raw recordings) –