Dec 092016


At 7:30 AM, on The All New Morning Show (1290 AM CJBK, London, Ontario), Robert Metz, president, Freedom Party of Ontario, was interviewed about the provincial auditor’s report; the role of government; the importance of the price system in the electricity system; the government’s fire-sale of Hydro One; the need to introduce competition, from the private sector, in health care and insurance; the costliness of nuclear power; the need for the government to quit fighting climate change; socialism; the pointlessness of a carbon tax; the constancy of climate change and Man’s inability to control it; and the carbon-based attempt to redistribute wealth around the world. These recordings include the lead-up to the interview, and a brief post-interview discussion about the interview, with CJBK host Andy Oudman.

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Nov 222016

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On October 29, 2016, Freedom Party held a dinner in London, Ontario at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. The theme of the dinner: Embracing Climate Change. The dinner’s MC, Robert Vaughan, recognized certain honoured guests (including former party leader Lloyd Walker, and authors Dave Plum and Scott Williams-Oakes), and recognized the recent passings of Ray Monteith (FPO candidate and supporter), Wayne Forbes (FPO candidate and supporter), and Jack Plant (former party leader). FPO party leader Paul McKeever then presented Dr. Christopher Essex (the Guest Speaker of the dinner) with a Freedom 200 pins for his contribution to the party. Vaughan then gave the party’s traditional Toast to Freedom. Following the meal, McKeever gave a short speech about government’s role in defending every individual’s freedom to pursue his own happiness, and about Freedom Party’s application of that principle to the issue of climate change: a Freedom government will stop all governmental efforts to fight the climate, and will instead adapt to the effects of climate change, as needed and appropriate. Thereafter, Professor Essex gave a compelling speech explaining the importance of not allowing ethics and politics to influence the interpretation or collection of the hard data of natural science. Robert Vaughan then gave a humourous closing comment before attendees mingled.

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Nov 072016


At 12:20 PM, on The Tom McConnell Show (610AM CKTB, St. Catharines, Ontario), Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, was interviewed about Elections Ontario’s refusal to allow Freedom Party’s candidate to be on the ballot for the November 17, 2016 by-election in the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook.




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Sep 302016

Two-page hardcopy letter from Robert Metz to members and supporters of Freedom Party of Ontario, inviting them to Freedom Party’s October 29, 2016 “Embracing Climate Change” Dinner at the Best Western Lamplighter Hotel in London, Ontario. Mailed to members and supporters via Canada Post. Enclosures include: promotional poster (8.5″x11″), a response form, and a self-addressed return envelope. Continue reading »

Jul 272016


On July 27, 2016, Freedom Party of Ontario’s president and Chief Financial Officer, Robert Metz, testified at the London hearing of the Standing Committee on General Government in respect of Bill 201 (the Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016). Among other things, the bill would place reduced limits on financial contributions to political parties, and provide larger parties (but not all parties) with a per-vote subsidy.

The Committee allowed Robert Metz only 10 minutes in which to make his oral submissions. Accordingly, this entry includes links both to Metz’s oral (i.e., spoken) submissions, and to the written submissions (complete with enclosures) that were provided to the Committee on behalf of Freedom Party of Ontario. FPO’s written submissions included four enclosures: two FPO issue papers (“Politics is Personal” [v. 2] and “About Freedom Party” [v. 2]), FPO’s “Multiply…or Divide?” pamphlet, and FPO’s “All About Ontario’s Political Tax Credits and Freedom Party” pamphlet.

Metz was responding to this version of the bill (Metz marked particularly important sections in bold): Law Amendment Act.rtf Continue reading »

Jul 102016

NATURAL GAS LEAK DRAWS FIRE: FP Media Release Fuels Official Denial of Liberal Plans To Ban Natural Gas;Wayne Simmons the FP choice in Scarborough-Rouge River by-election; Freedom Party of Ontario Media Release: Politicized “Energy Care” the Hidden Goal of Ontario; Reader Feedback re: “Energy Care”; New Amber Alerts earning some bad reviews. Continue reading »