On May 29, 2003, Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz was a guest of Jim Chapman Live. The topic of discussion: the federal government’s open musings about decriminalizing cannabis possession.
May 15, 2003 – Oshawa – “The [education] tax credit is Progressive Conservative smoke an mirrors: it gives parents the power to choose schools, but leaves government with the power to make the rules about curriculum…” [Click here to read the full release]
Letter from Paul McKeever; Choice in Education; Taxes, Borrowing and the Debt; Electricity: A Plan for a Bright Future; Corporate Welfare; Your Home and Your Town; Improving the Integrity of Elections; Health Care; Political Party Funding; The Same Rights for All Individuals; Closing Message.
A re-assembly of the right as Freedom Party: speech by Leader Paul McKeever; riding association workshop coverage in Belleville; “Far-Right fringe aiming to influence Ontario vote” (Globe and Mail); Signs Point to a Spring Election (London Free Press); Sarnia Observer profiles Fp candidate Andrew Falby; Lindsay Daily Post covers Charles Olito’s campaign in Haliburton-Victoria-Brock; Discipline, or “a Discipline”? Daily Post pokes fun at its own headline, attributes quote to Olito; Frampton one of four main candidates in London-West (The Reporter); Ray Monteith first out of the gates in Elgin-Middlesex-London (St. Thomas Times-Journal); McKeever quoted by National Post concerning Eves’ manipulative, vote-oriented mortgage interest deduction proposal.
On April 15, 2003, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever was a guest of Jim Chapman Live. As the election of 2003 approached, Chapman asked McKeever why other parties are not talking about the issues, and about Freedom Party’s stand on the issues. Issues discussed included: electricity; P3s (“public-private partnerships) and corporatism; popularity and reality re: capitalism and socialism; socialized health care; Ontario’s success, socialism, and cheap labour for American companies; Liberal party bans.
On April 12, 2003, Freedom Party held its second of two dinners in anticipation of Ontario’s 2003 provincial general election. Party president Robert Metz commenced the presentations and introduced party leader Paul McKeever, who explained the importance of knowing exactly what democracy is, and what it is not, and why it must be defended. Bill Frampton, the party’s vice-president at the time, gave a short speech in his dual capacity as MC and as candidate in the riding of London West. A number of Freedom Party’s candidates then each took a couple of minutes to introduce themselves, including Rob Smink, Gord Mood, Wayne Simmons, Dick Field (who gave a very spirited and particularly well-received speech), Carol Leborg, Charles Olito, and Franz Cauchi.
March 20, 2003 – Oshawa – “The [education] tax credit is Progressive Conservative smoke an mirrors: it gives parents the power to choose schools, but leaves government with the power to make the rules about curriculum…” [Click here to read the full release]
March 18, 2003 – Oshawa – “The Freedom Party of Ontario announced today that party leader and local employment lawyer Paul McKeever, will run as the Freedom Party candidate for Oshawa in the 2003 provincial election…” [Click here to read the full release]
Four page hardcopy letter from Robert Metz to members and supporters of Freedom Party of Ontario, inviting them to Freedom Party’s April 12, 2003 “2003 Election Campaign” Dinner at the Seven Dwarfs Restaurant in London, Ontario. Mailed to members and supporters via Canada Post. Enclosures include: promotional poster (8.5″x11″) and a response form.
March 4, 2003 – Oshawa – “McKeever asserts that the only economically and ecologically sound thing to do is eliminate the [electricity] price cap.”… [Click here to read the full release]