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Ban on Good Friday Shopping to be Ended

Freedom Party releases new pre-election video ad and plank

April 22, 2011 Toronto
- In 1975, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives introduced legislation that fined some retailers, and sent others to jail, for opening their stores on Christian holy days such as Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  The law remains in force to this day.  A 2011 election plank released today by Freedom Party of Ontario calls for the elimination of forced religious observance.
The plank is being promoted with a new pre-election video advertisement, also released today, which is available here.

Click here to watch FPO's End Forced Religious
                    Observance pre-election ad
Click on the Image to Watch the Video

"In 2011, Ontarians observe hundreds of religious holy days" says Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever.  "The law does not force Ontarians to observe Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu and other religious holy days. Just Christian ones. The government should not be in the business of playing favourites with religion. Whether or not you choose to observe a religious holy day should be a matter of personal choice, not a matter of law. 

"A Freedom government will eliminate the Progressive Conservatives' Christian holy day shopping ban.  Ontarians will no longer be forced to observe any religion's holy days".

For further details, contact:

Paul McKeever, Leader - Freedom Party of Ontario

e-mail: pmckeever@freedomparty.on.ca

Freedom Party has been releasing 2011 election planks since early October of 2010. A complete list of the planks released so far can be viewed here. Freedom Party has also released a number of pre-election video ads to promote its planks. They all can be viewed on Freedom Party's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/fpontario .



Freedom Party of Ontario
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London, Ontario

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