Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, nine issues of the Downtown London Metrobulletin were published from 1981 to 1982. Emery launched the Downtown London Metrobulletin after leaving the broadsheet newspaper he founded in 1980, the London Tribune. Emery and fellow investor/writer Robert Metz left the London Tribune over its editorial policy: Emery’s vision of a hard-hitting newspaper was trumped by other investors, who did not want their friends and business connections to be criticized in the paper. The Downtown London Metrobulletin was succeeded by the London Metrobulletin in 1983, which Emery launched after buying the printing assets of the London Tribune (which had failed following the departure of Emery and Metz).
Contents of Issue #4:
Editorial: Do we need a 4th level of government?; Windsor’s pedestrian mall: a tour; Random notes; B.I.A. notes; Jack Burghardt: downtown’s MP; David Peterson: downtown’s MPP; Snow removal downtown: We don’t get any. Or do we?; Bob Martin in Western Ontario Business; Gord Walker MPP & deregulation; No English in Quebec?; London Life; Dundas Street pedestrian mall; The MetroBulletin looks at 7 other pedestrian malls; the Free Press tries to tell us 75% support a pedestrian mall – Fanny Goose next day says otherwise; Bill C – 7: Bill Davis and Bob Elgie bring 1984 today; Employers to be fined, searched in new law; Trudeau to resign betweenDecember 10-15; God Bless America!: Ronald Reagan may save our bacon yet; Our new movie: How I learned to love the B.I.A., win the war (and stop worrying about the Baliff).