Nov 152014

2014-11-15.pip-dinner-thumbVIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

On November 15, 2014, Freedom Party held a dinner in London, Ontario at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. The theme of the dinner: Politics is Personal. After MC Robert Vaughan gave Freedom Party’s traditional toast to freedom, Robert Metz and Paul McKeever presented Clare Maloney (2014 FPO candidate in the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London), Salim Mansur (2014 FPO candidate in the riding of London North Centre) and Liz Bendell (long-time Freedom Party member and supporter) with Freedom 200 pins for their service to the party. Metz followed the awards with a discussion about the importance of making a commitment to freedom through a commitment to Freedom Party. Next, Al Gretzky provided highlights from his experiences during and after the 2014 election. Salim Mansur discussed the fall of politics into the election of unqualified celebrities, and the importance of the sovereignty of the individual. FPO leader Paul McKeever explained how and why enemies of freedom attempt to make politics appear impersonal when actually, it is quite personal. Robert Vaughan then gave a closing comment before attendees mingled. Arnon Kaplansky unwittingly appears in the closing scene of the video.

Direct links to the various parts of the video:

Toast to Freedom:

Awards (Freedom 200 pins):

Bob Metz’s speech (A Commitment):

Al Gretzky’s speech (Reflections on the 2014 Election):

Salim Mansur’s speech (The Sovereignty of the Individual):

Paul McKeever’s speech (On Making Politics Appear Impersonal):

Robert Vaughan’s Closing Comment:

Friends of Freedom (attendees socialize: video and photos):

Video Details:

Recorded: November 15, 2014
Released: December 8, 2014
Video and Audio Recording: Robert Vaughan
Still Photography: Steven Sharpe
Edited and Produced by: Paul McKeever
Featuring: Robert Vaughan, Robert Metz, Al Gretzky, Salim Mansur, and Paul McKeever
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Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes, 21 seconds
Color/BW: Full colour