May 302014
 

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On May 30, 2014, the Andrew Lawton Show (AM980, London, Ontario) hosted a one-hour candidates debate for candidates in the riding of London-Fanshawe, including Freedom Party leader and candidate Paul McKeever, and the London-Fanshawe PC, NDP, and Liberal candidates.

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May 232014
 

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On May 30, 2014, the Andrew Lawton Show (AM980, London, Ontario) hosted a one-hour candidates debate for candidates in the riding of London West, including Freedom Party candidate Al Gretzky, and the PC, NDP, and Liberal candidates.

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May 162014
 

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On May 30, 2014, the Andrew Lawton Show (AM980, London, Ontario) hosted a one-hour candidates debate for candidates in the riding of London North Centre, including Freedom Party candidate Salim Mansur, and the PC, NDP, and Liberal candidates.

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Feb 202014
 

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On February 20, 2014, Freedom Party’s Al Gretzky was a guest of the Andrew Lawton Show (AM980, London, Ontario) to discuss a news story about the CEO of the Community Care Action Centre – a government-funded organization – Sandra Coleman, who has realized a 144% salary increase since her hiring in 2006.

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Nov 042013
 

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Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever is the guest of “The Andrew Lawton Show”, which airs beginning at 1:00 PM daily on AM980, in London, Ontario. The interview began at 1:35 PM.

The discussion was prompted by a November 2, 2013 CBC news report about Mr. Sam Lou, who has been a barber for 15 years. Pursuant to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, hairdressing (which is deemed to include the work done by a barber) is currently the only service identified as a compulsory trade (compulsory in the sense that one must now be a member of the College of Trades in order to perform the work of a hairdresser or barber). Mr. Lou has been told that either he must learn the hairdressing techniques needed to style, perm, colour etc. a woman’s hair, or else he cannot be a member of the College of Trades. Having opened a barber shop one month ago, the government has just shut down his business. Another Barber, Mr. Frank Olszynko – who has been cutting hair since the 1960s – says that if he is fined for carrying on his barber work without membership in the College, he will refuse to pay the fine, and will fight it in court.

McKeever explains that, although the College of Trades must go, that is not the root of the problem. The problem is that government is preventing people from buying or selling services freely.

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Sep 022013
 

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Freedom Party of Ontario president Robert Metz calls into the “London Today” program hosted by Andy Oudman weekday mornings on 1290 AM CJBK. Although he initiall called-in to make a comment about the topic of discussion – the labour movement – the show decides to convert Bob’s role from caller to panelist, midstream.

Metz turns the focus of the debate from one about labour and jobs to the real issue: capitalism and freedom.

Listen to the entire 1 hour and 6 minute discussion (absent commercials). Metz calls in at approximately the 28:52 minute mark:

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Aug 072002
 

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Citing a statistic and suggesting that a Canadian preference for television over print makes Canadians shallow, guest Gil Warren adds that such a situation leads people to support Nazis and…the Freedom Party of Ontario. His assault on those who advocate individual freedom and personal responsibility continues, as he calls Objectivist Ayn Rand a “fascist”. Metz puts a rest to that slander in short order with a to-the-point demonstration of the fact that Rand, in fact, was opposed to virtually everything that Hitler and his Nazis advocated. Warren proceeds to speak in dictator-like terms of the dangers of “allowing” people to have choice in education.

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Nov 211996
 

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In the wake of the Ontario Medical Association’s (OMA) call for a legal ban on smoking tobacco in the private homes of pregnant women or small children (which the OMA calls “a form of child abuse”), Freedom Party president Robert Metz was invited to square off against Dr. Terry Polovoy of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, on ‘Hot Talk’, Radio 98’s daily open-line program hosted by Gord Harris.

Note: This broadcast was reported in Freedom Flyer #31

Whole Recording:
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Sep 041990
 

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Two days before voting day in the Ontario election of 1990, Robert Metz – then leader of Freedom Party of Ontario – was the guest of the London, Ontario talk radio program Talkback (with host Anne Hutchison). With the exception of a call about land deals in London, most callers were interested in talking about health care. One caller recalled affordably buying health care insurance for $30 per month for a family of six in the years prior to 1969, when Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government banned private health care and instituted Ontario’s socialized health care monopoly. Another, defending Ontario’s socialist health care monopoly, called to say that each individual is his “brother’s keeper”. Another insinuated, falsely, that Metz and Freedom Party wanted a system akin to that in the United States. Openly opposing “univeral” health care, Metz’s reply was that the issues of health care and poverty are separate issues, and that Ontario residents should have a choice when it comes to paying for health care or helping the poor.

Most commercials have been removed from this recording, but election commercials by the Progressive Conservative Party, the Ontario Medical Association, a union, and the New Democratic Party have not been removed from the recording. Pay particular attention to the fact that, even in 1990, even Ontario’s doctors were saying that the Ontario health care system was leaving people suffering – even dying – in the health care queues and under-service that necessarily has constantly plagued the Ontario government’s rationed (i.e., socialist) health care monopoly since its inception in 1969.

NOTE: This recording was reconstructed from two cassette recordings of the same broadcast. One of the cassettes (captured as tape-2012-060.1990-09-04.talk-back.1990-election.metz-as-guest.same-episode-as-tape-2012-013-but-better-recording.mp3) included no commercials (they had been skipped during the recording process), but the other (captured as tape-2012.013.mp3) had a couple of election commercials that originally made onto a cassette tape. During most of tape-2012.013.mp3, music can be heard playing as if in the background, and the signal tails off dramatically toward the end. However, the political commercials from that recording have been added to the other recording to create this reconstructed recording for archival purposes.

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Jun 101988
 

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Beginning June 7, 1988, Freedom Party of Ontario Action Director Marc Emery spent 4 days in jail for having refused to pay a $500 fine that was imposed upon him by a court for having opened his bookstore on a Sunday, contrary to provincial law. He had opened his store as an act of civil disobedience, in conjunction with his efforts as Action Director of the Freedom Party. In the face of organized proponents of the ban on Sunday shopping – including organized religion, organized business interests, and all three of the political parties holding seats in the Ontario Legislature – Emery was the front man for Freedom Party of Ontario’s lonely, but ultimately successful, campaign against the Sunday shopping ban.

In this radio broadcast, “Radio Docs” host Mario Circelli mentions that Emery has just been released from jail to join him on the program (that makes June 10, 1988 the most likely date of the broadcast; Freedom Party president Robert Metz recalls having brought money to the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in the early morning hours of a June Friday to pay the money [collected from supporters as “Pennies for Principles”] necessary to secure Emery’s release). Arguably, the fact that Emery has just emerged from jail can be heard not so much in Emery’s voice, as in his words on the program. This arguably is Emery in his finest form.

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