Freedom Party’s campaign against taxpayer funding for the 1991 Pan Am Games met with success in June of 1985. Otto Jelinek, Canada’s Minister of State, Fitness, and Amateur Sport, announced that the federal government would not fund the 1991 Pan Am Games. Without federal tax funding, the London bid committee’s bid to host the 1991 Pan Am Games would fail.
Freedom Party’s No Tax for Pan Am Committee had distributed cards to Londoners which they could sign and send to Jelinek, asking that the games not be funded with federal tax revenues. Jelinek replied Robert Metz’s card with this letter, advising that there would be no federal funding for the games.
Document: Letter from Sport Minister to Robert Metz re: 1991 Pan Am Games funding
Document Dated: June 17, 1985
Publisher: Freedom Party of Ontario
Author: Otto Jelinek
Document Type: Letter
Number of Pages: 1
Page dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″
Color/BW: Full colour
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