Feb 132018

In anticipation of the June 7, 2018 Ontario provincial election, Freedom Party of Ontario released its 2018 Election platform in the early morning of February 13, 2018. In 2011, Freedom Party had released the world’s first-ever election platform audiobook and, for 2018, it again produced an audiobook version of the its platform (released at the same time). In the run-up to the election, the plaform also could be viewed in html format. Continue reading »

May 262016

“Call it “socialized energy” or “energy care”: energy on the basis of need, not on the basis of ability to pay. In an interview on the globally-broadcasted radio program “Just Right” today, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever warned that that is the real purpose of the Kathleen Wynne government’s various “climate” policies – including cap-and-trade, ending natural gas home-heating, subsidizing electric cars and charting stations, etc…” Click here to read the full media release.

Apr 042012

Freedom Party of Ontario


For Immediate Release

Revenue-Neutral Ontario Budget Tweak Will Shave
10% Off of Price of Gasoline

April 4, 2012 Toronto – With today’s gasoline prices in the range of $1.40/litre, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever is encouraging Members of the Ontario Legislature to make a revenue-neutral tax tweak that would shave $8.46 off of the price of a 60 litre tank of gasoline. The full particulars are set out in Freedom Party of Ontario’s 2012 Opposition Budget (available here). However, one of the budget proposals in the Freedom budget is that Ontario’s small-revenue consumption taxes be eliminated, and that the revenue from those taxes be completely recouped by raising the HST rate by 2.4 points to 15.4%. A calculation demonstrating the effect of that proposal on the price of gasoline today is set out below. Continue reading »

Sep 202011


On September 20, 2011, during Ontario’s provincial general election, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever was a guest of Byline (hosted by Brian Lilley on Sun TV). The appearance was prompted by September 15th and 16th comments by Lilley that Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives are indistinguishable from Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals, and that there exists no viable alternative for “fiscal conservatives”. Viewers e-mailed Lilley to let him know he was wrong: for those looking for better governance in Ontario, there’s Freedom Party.

Lilley and McKeever discussed four of Freedom Party’s 18 election planks: 1. Separating Organized Religious Practice and Public Schools, 2. Allowing Beer and Wine to be purchased in Grocery and Convenience Stores, 3. Eliminating Ontario’s 14.7 cent per litre gasoline tax, and 4. Eliminating the beer tax (which will save beer purchasers as much as $5.76 per box of 24 beer). Continue reading »

Sep 202011

As set out in Freedom Party of Ontario’s 2011 election platform, a Freedom government will eliminate the beer tax, the wine tax, the gasoline tax, and the health premium. One of Freedom Party’s candidates has been knocking on doors, campaigning, and asked me the following:

Have you ever been asked something to the effect: “Sounds great that FP is going to cut all these taxes, but what services are you correspondingly going to slash? What’s your hidden agenda?”

How would you address that?

Secondly, any general advice (other than stick to the planks) when it comes to doing interviews with media etc? What to avoid, emphasize, etc.?

I’ve had some amazingly positive responses from people re: FP. Even the partisan PC guy cleaning his gun was keen and interested in FP.

I replied as follows: Continue reading »

Sep 072011


This election commercial was aired on Sun News Network during the Ontario general election of 2011 to promote the party’s 2011 election plank: Eliminate Ontario’s Gasoline Tax.

Transcript: “Ontario’s gasoline tax was introduced by the Conservatives in 1925. Last year, Dalton McGuinty started charging H.S.T. on gasoline. He even taxed the tax. Two taxes is too much. A Freedom government will eliminate the old gasoline tax. That will reduce the price of gasoline by 16.6 cents per litre. Fill ‘er up, with Freedom Party.” Continue reading »

Sep 072011

During the 2011 election, Freedom Party of Ontario released its election platform one plank at a time, beginning October 12, 2010 (Affordable Electricity). The 18th and final plank (Separating Public Schools and Organized Religious Practice) was released on August 2, 2011. Each plank was announced with a media release, and each plank release was accompanied by the release of a pre-election commercial that was viewable only on the web. Each plank release was also accompanied by an audio recording, available only on the web, of Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever reading the plank for the voter’s convenience. Freedom Party maintained a 2011 Election Platform web page. As each plank was released, a link to the plank was added to the Platform page. On September 7, 2011 – the day that the election writ was dropped for the 2011 Ontario provincial election – Freedom Party released its 2011 election platform as the world’s first-ever election platform audiobook.

HTML (web) version: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/elections/2011/platform/2011electionplanks.htm
AUDIOBOOK version: https://freedomparty.on.ca/archive/elections/2011/platform/2011-09-07.fpo-2011-platform-audiobook.m4b

Sep 072011


Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever reads Freedom Party of Ontario’s 2011 election platform in its entirety. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first election platform ever released by anyone in audiobook format.

This audiobook places each plank in a separate chapter, for ease of navigation. Compatible with Apple iTunes, iPhone/iPod/iPad, and other smart phones/tablets. Continue reading »