Oct 191992

Two-sided Freedom Party of Ontario flyer. A personal message from Ray Monteith – Freedom Party’s then Elgin candidate – concerning the October 26, 1992 referendum on the Charlottetown Accord.

On October 26, 1992, two referendums, the Quebec government’s referendum in Quebec, and the federal government’s referendum in all other provinces and territories, were put to the voters. The referendum asked: “Do you agree that the Constitution of Canada should be renewed on the basis of the agreement reached on August 28, 1992?”. Fifty four point three percent (54.3%) of those who voted voted “No”. Continue reading »

Jun 171985

Freedom Party’s campaign against taxpayer funding for the 1991 Pan Am Games met with success in June of 1985. Otto Jelinek, Canada’s Minister of State, Fitness, and Amateur Sport, announced that the federal government would not fund the 1991 Pan Am Games. Without federal tax funding, the London bid committee’s bid to host the 1991 Pan Am Games would fail.

Freedom Party’s No Tax for Pan Am Committee had distributed cards to Londoners which they could sign and send to Jelinek, asking that the games not be funded with federal tax revenues. Jelinek replied Robert Metz’s card with this letter, advising that there would be no federal funding for the games. Continue reading »

Jul 171984

In the summer of 1984, Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery wrote a letter to the editor of the London Free Press opposing taxpayer funding for London, Ontario’s City council’s bid for the 1991 Pan Am Games. It was so heavily edited by the paper, that Emery decided to print 20,000 copies of a letter. With Freedom Party co-ordinating 15 volunteers, the letter was delivered door-to-door to Londoners. It would mark the beginning of a Freedom Party campaign that, in June of 1985, met with success. This scan of the original newsletter includes a media release that was sent along with the letter on July 23, 1984. Continue reading »