Dec 151983
 

Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, four issues of the London Metrobulletin were published in 1983 using equipment purchased from the defunct London Tribune newspaper (formerly owned by Marc Emery, Robert Metz, and others).

Contents of Issue #4:
What is the issue in Grenada? (Mark Pettigrew); Youth against war: So who isn’t?; A letter from the Publisher; Content quotas on automobiles (Peter Kennedy vs. Alex Beretta); Rebuttals to our last issue’s subject: Abortion (L.L. De Veber vs. Marc Emery); London Survey Shows Voters Want Prudent City Government; Stealing in the name of the Lord (Robert Metz); Should libraries pay royalties to Canadian authors? (Herman Goodden); Is socialized medicine a sacred cow? (Murray Hopper); Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird.., it’s a plane, its…garbage! (John Cossar); London’s project: Energy from waste; Best of Queen’s Park; Are we all just going to blow up, or what? (Ken Jones); In defence of hate literature and other passions of the mind (Marc Emery); Weep not for the elderly: They never had it so good (Marc Emery); Lessons in Censorship I: Pornography again? [We’re sick and tired of hearing about it too] (Robert Metz); Lessons in Censorship II: Feminists; Lessons in Censorship III: The law; The best of Parliament Hill; Abortion: a need for private care (Kathleen Yurcich);

SPECIAL 24 PAGE INSERT – 1984: CANADA AS IT IS AND HOW IT OUGHT TO BE. Continue reading »

Sep 011983
 

Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, four issues of the London Metrobulletin were published in 1983 using equipment purchased from the defunct London Tribune newspaper (formerly owned by Marc Emery, Robert Metz, and others).

Contents of Issue #3:
A letter from the Editor; Letters to the Editor; Abortion: Legality, morality, and government involvement (Marc Emery versus Joan Lenardon); What is ‘right’ and ‘left’ anymore? (John Cossar); Bill Peterson and David Davis: Leaders of the same party (Robert Metz); Fireside chats (Herman Goodden); The politics of censorship (Robert Metz); What is a right, anyway? (John Cossar); Parents permitted a school of their choice (Alan E. Wheable); TANSTAAFL (Rob Smeenk); In defence of variety store smut (Marc Emery); Brian Mulroney and Gord Walker: Contradic-Tory’s; Things you can read on the bus.

SPECIAL DOOMSDAY SURVIVAL SUPPLEMENT: Life and death when nuclear war comes to London; How nuclear war will likely happen; What is a nuclear weapon?; Sounds bad? You can survive!; All you ever needed to know about fallout [but were afraid to know]; How to make your own fallout filter and pump; Survival in your shelter; Emerging into your new world; Is London a target?; What can you do to help avert war and ecological disaster?; Civil defence; Myths and falsehoods of nuclear weapons; Glossary; How to make the Kearny fallout meter; Appendix; Fallout map of Southwestern Ontario. Continue reading »

Apr 141983
 

Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, four issues of the London Metrobulletin were published in 1983 using equipment purchased from the defunct London Tribune newspaper (formerly owned by Marc Emery, Robert Metz, and others).

Contents of the May-June, 1983 Issue:
Who are the London delegates favouring for the Conservative leadership bid?; Should parents be permitted to direct their education taxes to a school of their choice? (Alan Wheable and H.K. Vandezande); Rebuttal to arguments expressed by Dr. Gail Hutchinson (Robert Metz); Long live the cruise; Poor no more?; Notes; Labour vs. Labour: the anatomy of the labour movement (Robert Metz); The true believer run amok (Herman Goodden); On my spring break; Blinded by science; Taking a bite out of education taxes; Metrobulletin triva quiz. Continue reading »

Mar 011983
 

Published by later-to-be Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery, four issues of the London Metrobulletin were published in 1983 using equipment purchased from the defunct London Tribune newspaper (formerly owned by Marc Emery, Robert Metz, and others).

Contents of the March, 1983 Issue:
February a loss on pay TV; What the Metrobulletin is; Pornography: Legality and Morality; Big Sister watching you?; Tory bankruptcy; Our glaring Charter of wrongs; ‘Lifestyle’ mag & the worship of excess’; Interview: Controller Ron Annis; “Ghandi”: The film reviewed; Escape from the Holocaust; City Lights Trivia Quiz. Continue reading »

May 011982
 

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 #7:
Love us or hate us, we’re one year old; Why Park’n Ride will be a loss to your business; What do we replace the B.I.A. with?; Combrade Bob Martin Fired; Delay in canvassing merchants denounced; A referendum on the B.I.A. a clear possibility for September; Video arcade curfew injust; Leslie Rochford: Was he really “starving for profit”?; Sunday shopping: Sun readers say Yes; MP Burghardt wrong on Canadian gas prices; Government energy policies fuel inflation; Guess what happened?: $2 gas!!; Sign law killed by public response; Planters on Dundas St. to go; Politics and lunch served at Nitty’s; Foreign aid generosity costing Canadians; Wellington Square adopts Eaton’s Centre styel atrium design; Wellington Square: $3-million facelift due in June; New York tavern harassed by police; Some things we passed a few days back…; No terminal transfer system for buses after all; Humour: Coming this summer to a business near year; Dangers of democracy. Continue reading »

Mar 011982
 

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 #6:
Portable sign by-law (we turn on the warm jets); Jack Burghardt’s latest constituency report; Sunday – Open or closed? Major story; Somebody squealed on Hi-Fi Express; Downtown Notes (Ramada Inn downtown?; LTC deficits pile up; MetroBulletin is the first!; Dine N’ Dash, Coupon Capers; MetroBulletin gets award; Buses stop for nothing – Our response; Whittington’s vs. Bank of Montreal); B.I.A. (more money gone); The Fed vs. the Little Man: Little man wins round one; Salaries of MPs; A brief analysis of business advocacy groups. Continue reading »

Jan 221982
 

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 Continue reading »

Nov 021981
 

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 Bonus Issue #4.5:
Comrade Bob pulls off a fast one; Just who supports the B.I.A.?: Given a free choice, almost no one; Letters to the editor of the London Free Press. Continue reading »

Oct 231981
 

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 #4:
Editorial: Do we need a 4th level of government?; Windsor’s pedestrian mall: a tour; Random notes; B.I.A. notes; Jack Burghardt: downtown’s MP; David Peterson: downtown’s MPP; Snow removal downtown: We don’t get any. Or do we?; Bob Martin in Western Ontario Business; Gord Walker MPP & deregulation; No English in Quebec?; London Life; Dundas Street pedestrian mall; The MetroBulletin looks at 7 other pedestrian malls; the Free Press tries to tell us 75% support a pedestrian mall – Fanny Goose next day says otherwise; Bill C – 7: Bill Davis and Bob Elgie bring 1984 today; Employers to be fined, searched in new law; Trudeau to resign betweenDecember 10-15; God Bless America!: Ronald Reagan may save our bacon yet; Our new movie: How I learned to love the B.I.A., win the war (and stop worrying about the Baliff). Continue reading »

Sep 011981
 

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 #3:
Late but better; The LTC: En route to financial catastrophe; B.I.A. notes; Random notes; Alcor spending $10 million on London core project; Now that’s a sale!; Highlights and analysis of the dundas mall proposal. Continue reading »