Feb 012017


On 27 January President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. On January 29, 2017, 6 Muslim men were murdered by gunshot while praying in a Quebec mosque. On January 30, 2017, London Ontario councillor Tanya Parks introduced a motion that asked City staff to (a) work with a city hall diversity committee and come back to council with “the appropriate arrangements” for making London a “sanctuary city”; and (b) have the mayor and staff talk to the federal government about London’s continued commitment to accept refugees from the seven countries under Trump’s temporary ban. The motion received unanimous support from all London councillors, including Councillor Phil Squire who told the media “My concern is, what is a sanctuary city?”. On February 1, 2017, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever was a guest of The Andrew Lawton show (AM980, London), and he explained that, essentially, a sanctuary city is a city that adopts a policy of harbouring people who are in the country illegally; who lack refugee, immigrant, or citizen status. McKeever explained that, in his view, cities have no lawful authority to make themselves sanctuary cities. Cities that declare themselves to be sanctuary cities are effectively arrogating to themselves refugee and immigration policy-making powers, and undermining federal refugee and immigration policy. The costs and risks to the public are numerous and expensive.

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Nov 192009


On November 19, 2009, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever, George Breckenridge (political science professor at McMaster University) and Matthew Johnson (publisher, Western Standard) were panelists on “On the Line” (CTS) with host Christine Williams. In this episode, the panel discusses: Canada’s revamped Citizenship Guide warns barbaric practices will not be tolerated; HST – economic boost or tax grab?; UN convention on the rights of the child – How is Canada fairing in terms of child poverty. Continue reading »

Aug 242009


On August 24, 2009, Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz was a panelist on “On the Line” with host Christine Williams. Also on the panel was Stuart Parker (Co-founder, Toronto Democracy Initiative). The panel discussed the celebration in Libya that followed the release from a Scottish prison (in exchange for lucrative oil contracts) of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi; a group of lawyers submitting that some Federal Court judges are too old for the bench; Canadians upset over deportation of blind Polish granny after her refugee claim (which she submitted on the advice of an immigration consultant) was rejected. Continue reading »

Oct 242008


On October 24, 2008, Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz and Allan Horton (pastor/lawyer) were panelists on “On the Line” (CTS) with host Christine Williams. In this episode, the panel discusses: changes to the immigration process criticized for emphasis on job skills; a proposed hand-gun ban; a program giving Halloween candy to children overseas a “not-so-sweet idea”. Continue reading »

Mar 252008


On March 25, 2008, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever and Dr. Tom Williamson were panelists on “On the Line” (CTS) with host Christine Williams on CTS. In this episode, the panel discusses: the Canadian woman locked up for the last two years in Mexico (should Canada get tough with Mexico); thousands of immigrants with HIV allowed entrance to Canada; parents who turn to the courts when their kids flunk-out in school. Continue reading »

Feb 212007


On February 21, 2007, Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz and Gary Warner, Ph.D (former McMaster University professor) were panelists on “On the Line” with host Christine Williams. In this episode, the panelists discussed: tobacco companies in Canada claim a constitutional right to advertise; poll of American’s shows mixed feelings about Black History Month; and refugees living in church basements to avoid deportation. Continue reading »

Nov 242006


On November 24, 2006, Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz and Bhagat Taggar (Human Rights Commission of Ontario) were panelists on “On the Line” with host Christine Williams. In this episode, the panel discusses Seinfeld star Michael Richards’ on stage comedy act in which he used the “N-word” at hecklers; is our political focus on the environment a result of being too happy to look at “real” isses?; immigration in Canada. Continue reading »

Feb 212000

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On February 21, 2000, Paul McKeever (Freedom Party of Ontario) was a guest of Rhonda London Live. In this episode, McKeever discussed with host Rhonda London a Toronto report showing the number of hate crimes increasing in the city, and another suggesting an increase across Canada. Rhonda asks: “Is the Canadian model of multiculturalism working, and is this the best tool for fighting racism?”. Also a guest on this episode: Suwanda Sugunasiri (Author of “How to Kick Multiculturalism in Its Teeth”) and Moy Tam (Canadian Race Relations Foundation). Continue reading »

Sep 011990

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In September of 1990, during Ontario’s general election, Rogers held a televised leaders debate that included all but the three leaders whose parties most recenty held seats in Ontario’s Legislature. Debaters: Robert Metz (then leader, Freedom Party of Ontario), Elizabeth Rowley (Communist Party), Jim Harris (Green Party), James Stock (Libertarian Party), and Louis di Rocco (Family Coalition Party). Hosted by David Schatzky. Questions from callers: How would each party get AIDs medicines to patients without patients having to pay the high cost of those medicines; What would each party do about funding to public schools?; What is the Family Coalition Party’s position on homosexuality?; What would the Green Party do with respect to garbage and energy lost with our waste?; Where do the candidates stand on the issue of Sunday shopping?; What is Freedom Party’s position on the right to recall (i.e., unseat) MPPs when they do not keep their problems?; Is the Libertarian party committed to more funding for police forces to “combat the rampant drug problem in this province”?; What kind of program does the Communist Party have?; What is each party’s position on multiculturalism?; What is each party’s position on rent controls?; What is each party’s position on immigration?; What is each party’s position on abortion?; What is each party’s position on Worker’s Compensation? Continue reading »