On April 21, 1987, CBC did a news story on Freedom Party of Ontario’s Paul Magder Dinner, which raised money in connection with the campaign for choice in Sunday Shopping.
On April 21, 1987, Freedom Party held its Paul Magder dinner at the (then) Holiday Inn at 89 Chestnut Street in Toronto. The event included speeches by Freedom Party president Robert Metz, Douglas Devnich (Seventh Day Adventist Church), Marc Emery (then Action Director of Freedom Party and the proprietor of City Lights Bookshop in London, Ontario), and Toronto furrier Paul Magder. Emery and Magder each (as a matter of civil disobedience) had been charged, numerous times, for opening their respective stores on Sundays contrary to Ontario’s Retail Business Holidays Act.
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On Tuesday, April 21, 1987, Freedom Party hosted a dinner in support of Toronto furrier Paul Magder. Magder was continually charged under Ontario’s Retail Business Holiday’s Act for opening his fur store on Sundays. On April 20, 1987, CBC’s Radio Noon interviewed Freedom Party president Robert Metz about the party’s dinner, and about the party’s nature.