Dec 052012
 

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On London Today (NewsTalk 1290AM CJBK, London, Ontario, with host Andy Oudman) Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, discussed a Freedom Party of Ontario media release re: Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s promotion of a Freedom Party plank – presented as a PC party policy trial balloon – to open up the LCBO and The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores).

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Dec 052012
 

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On the Jim Richards Showgram, NewsTalk 1010 AM, Toronto. Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, discussed a Freedom Party of Ontario media release re: Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s promotion of a Freedom Party plank – presented as a PC party policy trial balloon – to open up the LCBO and The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores). (December 5, 2012)

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Aug 132012
 

Freedom Party of Ontario

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PC MPP Peter Shurman Lashes Out at FP Leader on Facebook

Shows why PC success against Libs is as elusive as its positions on the issues

August 13, 2012 Toronto – On Sunday (August 12, 2012), Ontario Progressive Conservative Finance Critic Peter Shurman lashed out at Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever on FaceBook.com over comments made by McKeever while a guest of Jim Richards’ Showgram on Toronto news-talk radio station CFRB 1010 AM (August 9, 2012 – click here to hear the audio). Now, under fire even in the conservative media for his party’s waffling on the issue of wine and beer in corner stores, Shurman expressed anger with McKeever, whose party is on the record campaigning unequivocally for allowing wine and beer to be sold in corner stores. Continue reading »

Aug 092012
 

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On the Jim Richards Showgram, NewsTalk 1010 AM, Toronto. Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, discussed Freedom Party of Ontario’s promise to open up the LCBO and The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores), so that Ontario has wider selection, lower prices, and greater shopping convenience.

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Oct 072011
 

October 7, 2011 – Radio Interview (click here to listen): Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, joined host Ryan Doyle on CFRB 1010 AM’s Friendly Fire program (weeknights, 7:00 PM) to discuss Ontario’s Beer Store monopoly and the desirability of opening up the The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores).

Oct 072011
 

radioAUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

On Friendly Fire (NewsTalk 1010AM CFRB, Toronto, Ontario, with host Ryan Doyle) Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario discussed Ontario’s Beer Store monopoly and the desirability of opening up the The Beer Store to competition from other stores (such as grocery stores and 24 hour convenience stores), so that Ontario has wider selection, lower prices, and greater shopping convenience.

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Oct 032011
 

If voters elect a Freedom government on October 6, 2011:
lower prices, greater convenience, and wider selection start November 25

October 3, 2011 Toronto – Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever announced today that, if a Freedom government is elected on October 6, 2011, its proposed changes to the price and availability of beer, wine and liquors will take effect on November 25 (the biggest North American Christmas shopping day of the year, known to some – e.g., in the USA – as “Black Friday”). Those changes will include: elimination of the beer tax and wine tax; allowing convenience, grocery, and other private stores to sell wine and beer in competition with the LCBO and Beer Store; and ending the ban on the purchase and sale of products deemed by the LCBO to be politically incorrect. Continue reading »

Sep 202011
 

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On September 20, 2011, during Ontario’s provincial general election, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever was a guest of Byline (hosted by Brian Lilley on Sun TV). The appearance was prompted by September 15th and 16th comments by Lilley that Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives are indistinguishable from Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals, and that there exists no viable alternative for “fiscal conservatives”. Viewers e-mailed Lilley to let him know he was wrong: for those looking for better governance in Ontario, there’s Freedom Party.

Lilley and McKeever discussed four of Freedom Party’s 18 election planks: 1. Separating Organized Religious Practice and Public Schools, 2. Allowing Beer and Wine to be purchased in Grocery and Convenience Stores, 3. Eliminating Ontario’s 14.7 cent per litre gasoline tax, and 4. Eliminating the beer tax (which will save beer purchasers as much as $5.76 per box of 24 beer). Continue reading »

Sep 202011
 

As set out in Freedom Party of Ontario’s 2011 election platform, a Freedom government will eliminate the beer tax, the wine tax, the gasoline tax, and the health premium. One of Freedom Party’s candidates has been knocking on doors, campaigning, and asked me the following:

Have you ever been asked something to the effect: “Sounds great that FP is going to cut all these taxes, but what services are you correspondingly going to slash? What’s your hidden agenda?”

How would you address that?

Secondly, any general advice (other than stick to the planks) when it comes to doing interviews with media etc? What to avoid, emphasize, etc.?

I’ve had some amazingly positive responses from people re: FP. Even the partisan PC guy cleaning his gun was keen and interested in FP.

I replied as follows: Continue reading »

Sep 072011
 

VIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

This election commercial was aired on Sun News Network during the Ontario general election of 2011 to promote the party’s 2011 election plank: Eliminate the Beer Sales Tax (B.S.T.).

Transcript “On Canada Day, 2010, the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty quietly introduced the B.S.T.: a tax only on beers brewed in Ontario. There’s no B.S.T. on imported beer. A Freedom government will eliminate the B.S.T.. That will knock as much as five dollars and seventy-six cents off the price of a case of the many fine beers brewed right here in Ontario. Freedom Party. No B.S. …T.” Continue reading »