May 291999
 

1999-05-29.dinner-thumbVIDEO – DESCRIPTION:
On May 29, 1999, Freedom Party of Ontario held the second of two dinners that it had held in support of its candidates in the 1999 Ontario provincial election. After an introductory speech by Master of Ceremonies Robert Vaughan, Freedom Party of Ontario founder Robert Metz introduced Mary Lou Gutscher, founder of a party that gave its registered status to Freedom Party in 1984 (Gutscher also was one of the first members of Freedom Party). Thereafter, short speeches were given by some of Freedom Party’s candidates for the 1999 election. Following the candidate speeches, Robert Metz spoke both as the party President and as the candidate for London North Centre. Finally, then party Leader Lloyd Walker (London-Fanshawe) gave the dinner’s closing speech.

The speeches reveal a good number of interesting, historical, and sometimes humourous facts and occurrences. Want to know how Freedom Party got registered, or how it got its name? Want to to know what it was like to be a candidate when the party was just getting started? Want to hear the story about how Mikhail Gorbachev came to own a copy of Ayn Rand’s “Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal”? Want to find out how the press deliberately distorts and disparages Freedom Party candidates? Watch, listen, learn, and laugh a bit.

You can watch the entire dinner from the beginning by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM

Or, you can jump right to any of the following speeches in the video:

Robert Metz introducing Mary Lou Gutscher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=7m24s

Mary Lou Gutscher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=9m51s

Paul Blair (Oxford): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=14m55s

Vaughan Byrnes (Willowdale): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=15m15s

Wayne Forbes (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=16m46s

Paul McKeever (Toronto Centre-Rosedale): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=19m02s

Ray Monteith (Elgin—Middlesex—London): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=23m11s

Charles Olito (Haliburton—Victoria—Brock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=24m52s

Jack Plant (London West): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=25m59s

Wayne Simmons (Don Valley East): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=28m12s

Rob Smink (Perth—Middlesex): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=29m19s

Robert Metz (London North Centre): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=38m50s

Lloyd Walker (London-Fanshawe): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM&t=55m53s

Video Details:

Recorded: May 29, 1999
Released: May 17, 2015
Video and Audio Recording: Robert Vaughan
Edited and Produced by: Paul McKeever
Released on: http://www.youtube.com/fpontario
Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
Color/BW: Full colour
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MDEnGXrsM