Apr 152003

2003-04-15.jim-chapman-live.fpo-mckeever-thumbVIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

On April 15, 2003, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever was a guest of Jim Chapman Live. As the election of 2003 approached, Chapman asked McKeever why other parties are not talking about the issues, and about Freedom Party’s stand on the issues. Issues discussed included: electricity; P3s (“public-private partnerships) and corporatism; popularity and reality re: capitalism and socialism; socialized health care; Ontario’s success, socialism, and cheap labour for American companies; Liberal party bans. Continue reading »

Apr 122003

2003-04-12.dinner-thumbVIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

On April 12, 2003, Freedom Party held its second of two dinners in anticipation of Ontario’s 2003 provincial general election. Party president Robert Metz commenced the presentations and introduced party leader Paul McKeever, who explained the importance of knowing exactly what democracy is, and what it is not, and why it must be defended. Bill Frampton, the party’s vice-president at the time, gave a short speech in his dual capacity as MC and as candidate in the riding of London West. A number of Freedom Party’s candidates then each took a couple of minutes to introduce themselves, including Rob Smink, Gord Mood, Wayne Simmons, Dick Field (who gave a very spirited and particularly well-received speech), Carol Leborg, Charles Olito, and Franz Cauchi. Continue reading »