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.