Mar 022018


On March 1, 2018, the Andrew Lawton Show (AM980, London, Ontario) hosted a debate involving three of the four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario PC Party: Tanya Granic-Allen, Doug Ford, and Christine Elliott (Caroline Mulroney declined her invitation). On March 2, 2018, Lawton had representatives from two other political parties on his show to discuss the issue of how the three candidates had performed on the debate: the Ontario Liberal Party’s Deb Matthews (MPP for the riding of London North Centre and former Deputy Premier of Ontario) followed by Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever.

In his interview with McKeever, Lawton canvassed a number of issues. Former PC leader Patrick Brown (who resigned when accused by anonymous women of sexual “misconduct”) had already introduced the PC’s 2018 Election Platform, which offered a number of new spending items (including tax credits for the purchase of snow tires, dentistry subsidies etc.), all funded by a federal carbon levy. However, all of the candidates to replace Brown oppose the levy, which was widely recognized to raise the question of how the PCs would pay for the billions of dollars in new spending set out in their 2018 election platform (a point echoed by Matthews during her interview with Lawton). Accordingly, after discussing the (in)competency of the PC leadership candidates, Lawton focused primarily upon the issues of resolving the problem with the PC platform, and of balancing the the Ontario budget. McKeever gave an example – drawn from Freedom Party’s numerous Opposition Budgets – of how the budget could be balanced while improving access to healthcare in the province.

You can listen to the March 1 debate, to Lawton’s interview with Matthews, and to Lawton’s interview with McKeever, below.

March 2nd McKeever Interview:

March 2nd Matthews Interview (including introduction to the program):

March 1st PC leadership debate:

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Feb 232018


On February 23, 2018, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever and Just Right host (and Freedom Party of Ontario president/CFO) Robert Metz discussed what makes Liberal governance Liberal, and what an alternative to the Liberals requires. They discussed how replacing the Ontario Liberals with Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives would not cause any substantive change at all to the governance of the province.

Topics include what the Liberals have done to Ontario over the last 15 years of their rule; the bigoted, socialist history of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party; and a comparison between how life in Ontario would be in 2022 if, in the June 7, 2018 provincial election, Freedom government were elected instead of a Progressive Conservative government.

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Feb 132018

“Freedom Party of Ontario today released its bold 2018 provincial election platform. The magazine-like cover of the platform features an illustration of Greek Titan Atlas, who has shrugged-off the weight of the world, and encourages the voter to shrug-off the government of Kathleen Wynne after 15 years of Liberal rule…” Click here to read the full media release.

Feb 132018

In anticipation of the June 7, 2018 Ontario provincial election, Freedom Party of Ontario released its 2018 Election platform in the early morning of February 13, 2018. In 2011, Freedom Party had released the world’s first-ever election platform audiobook and, for 2018, it again produced an audiobook version of the its platform (released at the same time). In the run-up to the election, the plaform also could be viewed in html format. Continue reading »

Feb 012018


On February 1, 2018, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever testified at the Oshawa hearing of Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s Pre-Budget 2018 Consultations. McKeever was the second of approximately 36 speakers. McKeever identified 4 ways not to balance the Ontario budget. Although the speakers were to give back-to-back submissions limited to 3 minutes each, and although the entire consultation was scheduled to last only 90 minutes, Finance Minister Charles Sousa felt the need to respond to McKeever’s submissions immediately after he made them. Sousa spoke for 7 minutes. This is the transcript of his response to Paul McKeever, delivered in front of all attendees. NOTE: Sousa apparently mis-heard the Master of Ceremonies when McKeever was introduced because, in the close of his response to McKeever, he referred to Freedom Party’s as the “Green party”, and said that we were doing “good work”. Continue reading »

Feb 012018

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On February 1, 2018, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever testified at the Oshawa hearing of Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s Pre-Budget 2018 Consultations. Before submissions commenced, each of Sousa and Dickson gave opening remarks. The attendees were told that, thereafter, submissions were to be made back-to-back, with no debate in between, so that everyone would be heard. The meeting was scheduled to last only 1.5 hours: from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

The first to make a submission was Adrian Foster, the Mayor of Clarington. Paul McKeever commenced his submissions immediately thereafter, essentially focusing upon 4 ways not to balance a budget. Apparently, McKeever’s submissions landed a blow because, as soon as McKeever finished, the Finance Minister indicated he wanted to make a response to McKeever’s submissions.

This recording includes both McKeever’s oral submissions and the Finance Minister’s response.

Listen to the submission and response:

Entire Recording:
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Jan 312018


On February 1, 2018, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever testified at the Oshawa hearing of Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s Pre-Budget 2018 Consultations. This document is the text that Paul McKeever prepared on January 31, 2018, in advance of giving his oral submissions. Essentially, McKeever identifies 4 ways not to balance the Ontario budget. Each person making a submission was given three minutes to speak, hence the brevity of McKeever’s notes. Continue reading »