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 #5:
The Allan MacEachen budget; Portable sign by-law: Our Criticism; Downtown: Snow removal; Police services: Our Critism; London Arcade: Lousy Service?; The force is with Simpson: Promotion; Suburban malls: Dinosaurs of the ’80s?; The nightmare German Inflation; The Honourable Crook from London East: Charlie Turner & his “New Deal”; A new downtown association?: A proposal; B.I.A. Humour: Outrageous true facts; B.I.A. bashing section: Dezorzi speaks up; Hal Sorrenti is nominee of Chester Pegg Diamond: We tell how & why; More neat ditties; The 1982 B.I.A. draft budget; The B.I.A. family tree (text); The B.I.A. family tree (chart); Happy Anniversary to me: One year of clean kiosks; New licencing law: Danger to business