Dear Freedom Party Members and Supporters:
At the July 10, 2011 meeting of the Freedom Party of Ontario Provincial Executive, former FPO Officer Robert Vaughan was re-elected to the executive, and now serves as an Officer of the party. As such, he once again becomes a guardian, as it were, of the party’s guiding principles and policies. Welcome back Robert!
At the same meeting, Tim Hodges – a long-time FPO member, committed supporter, and seemingly unstoppable party volunteer/worker – was appointed a member of FPO’s Provincial Council. As such, he is now eligible to chair party committees set out in the party constitution, and to run for election to the Provincial Executive. Congratulations Tim! You certainly deserve it.
To all members and supporters, I will just add: we are all very lucky to have Robert and Tim. Be sure to send them your best wishes and congratulations.
Paul McKeever, B.Sc.(Hons), M.A., LL.B.
Leader, Freedom Party of Ontario
July 5, 2011 – Radio Interview: Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever joined the John Oakley Show (AM 640 Toronto). The topic: a Toronto middle school that is allowing an Imam to lead a prayer service for muslim students, in the school’s cafeteria, every Friday. Click here to listen.
National Post / MSN Autos writer David Menzies has given the green flag to voting for Freedom Party of Ontario in the coming October 6, 2011 provincial election. Check out his excellent article: http://www.thepassinglane.ca/2011/06/whats-not-to-love-freedom-party-promises-to-raise-speed-limits-cut-gas-taxes.html
May 27, 2011 – Radio Interview: Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario was interviewed today on the Jim Richards Showgram (CFRB 1010 AM, Toronto). The topic: Paul McKeever’s costing of the Hudak PC proposal to have provincial criminal inmates collect litter in Ontario neighbourhoods at a price, to the taxpayer, of $3000.00 per inmate.
Freedom Party receives letters on a daily basis. Party leader Paul McKeever reads all of them, and tries to respond to all of them (though he could not possibly answer all of them).
In the last few days, Progressive Conservative party leader Tim Hudak announced that he would remove the debt retirement charge from Ontario electricity bills. Like his promise to make time of use billing optional, it is a proposal lifted from Freedom Party of Ontario’s far more substantive electricity plank for the 2011 provincial election; a plank that was released way back on October 12, 2010. You can read it here: https://freedomparty.on.ca/electricity/electricity.htm. In true Progressive Conservative style, Mr. Hudak decided to lift these planks only because his party discovered, through polling, that these Freedom Party proposals are popular. His desire to lead by following the polls (i.e., his desire to be the Follower in Chief), has – of course – also led him to lift a plank from Ontario’s socialist New Democrats, who have proposed to remove Ontario’s 8% portion of the HST from electricity bills (the NDP says they’ll make up for the $1.2B loss by taxing corporations, whereas Tim Hudak’s PCs want us all to believe that he’ll be paying for his promises by “cutting red tape” and finding “waste in the system”: we’ve all heard that ridiculous song before).
Not surprisingly, Hudak’s unprincipled and irrational (some might say “liberal”) poll-following ways are losing him supporters. Today, we feature a letter from an Ontario conservative who has had enough of Tim Hudak and the PCs. His letter follows immediately below, and is followed immediately thereafter by Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever’s reply.
May 18, 2011 – Radio Interview: Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario was interviewed today on the Jim Richards Showgram (CFRB 1010 AM, Toronto). The topic: Freedom Party of Ontario’s promise to open up the LCBO and The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores), so that Ontario has wider selection, lower prices, and greater shopping convenience.