Mar 022018
 

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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 012017
 

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On 27 January President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. On January 29, 2017, 6 Muslim men were murdered by gunshot while praying in a Quebec mosque. On January 30, 2017, London Ontario councillor Tanya Parks introduced a motion that asked City staff to (a) work with a city hall diversity committee and come back to council with “the appropriate arrangements” for making London a “sanctuary city”; and (b) have the mayor and staff talk to the federal government about London’s continued commitment to accept refugees from the seven countries under Trump’s temporary ban. The motion received unanimous support from all London councillors, including Councillor Phil Squire who told the media “My concern is, what is a sanctuary city?”. On February 1, 2017, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever was a guest of The Andrew Lawton show (AM980, London), and he explained that, essentially, a sanctuary city is a city that adopts a policy of harbouring people who are in the country illegally; who lack refugee, immigrant, or citizen status. McKeever explained that, in his view, cities have no lawful authority to make themselves sanctuary cities. Cities that declare themselves to be sanctuary cities are effectively arrogating to themselves refugee and immigration policy-making powers, and undermining federal refugee and immigration policy. The costs and risks to the public are numerous and expensive.

Listen to the conversation:

McKeever Excerpt:

Entire Recording:
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Dec 092016
 

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At 7:30 AM, on The All New Morning Show (1290 AM CJBK, London, Ontario), Robert Metz, president, Freedom Party of Ontario, was interviewed about the provincial auditor’s report; the role of government; the importance of the price system in the electricity system; the government’s fire-sale of Hydro One; the need to introduce competition, from the private sector, in health care and insurance; the costliness of nuclear power; the need for the government to quit fighting climate change; socialism; the pointlessness of a carbon tax; the constancy of climate change and Man’s inability to control it; and the carbon-based attempt to redistribute wealth around the world. These recordings include the lead-up to the interview, and a brief post-interview discussion about the interview, with CJBK host Andy Oudman.

Listen to the interview:

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Apr 232015
 

“Freedom Party is sounding the red alert today over the Wynne government’s radical feminist redefinition of “consent” in Ontario’s new elementary and secondary sex ed curricula…” Click here to read the full media release.

Feb 102015
 

“When it comes to balancing Ontario’s mammoth budget deficit, Ontario’s government health insurance monopoly is still the elephant in the room. That is the central message of the Freedom Party of Ontario’s fourth annual “Opposition Budget” released today…” Click here to read the full media release.

Sep 262014
 

2014-09-xx.fpnc-08Contents:
What Counts: Election 2014 by the numbers; FP candidates generate the debate in London-area election campaigns; London Media – Hits and Misses: City’s daily paper, the London Free Press, fails to inform voters about FP; Is 2013 by-election London West PC candidate Ali Chahbar bitter?; Expanded province-wide FP election coverage to follow; One (Freedom Party) number to call…519-681-3999. Continue reading »

May 292014
 

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On May 29, 2014, Anthony Furey (guest host of Ezra Levant’s “The Source” program on the Sun News Network) interviewed Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever re: the 2014 Ontario provincial general election and Freedom Party’s platform. Continue reading »

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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