Apr 132016
 

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CARBON COPIES on CLIMATE CHANGE: Kathleen Wynne (L) – Patrick Brown (PC) – Andrea Horwath (NDP); “NO THANKS…” says FP candidate Doug Thom to Ontario’s beer monopoly; THE TAXING REALITIES OF CARBONATED POLITICS – by Robert Metz; HUDAK PCs COMMITTED TO ‘FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE’ VIA CAP AND TRADE – Paul McKeever (from the FPO Archive – June 3, 2011); “MONOPOLY UBER ALLES”; DECISION ON COMPLAINT RENDERED. Continue reading »

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.

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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Dec 052011
 

updates-blog-entryThrough a perverse “fixed markup system”, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario increases its revenues by asking liquor producers to charge the LCBO more. So writes Ontario’s Auditor General in his annual report, released today (see section 3.08, beginning at page 186).

According to the AG, when the LCBO decides to stock a new product, it puts out a “needs letter” to suppliers. For each type of product, the needs letter tells suppliers the range of prices at which the LCBO would like to sell the product. That price is not based upon supply and demand. It is based on pure whim (which might explain, at least in part, why the Lagavulin I used to be able to buy for forty some odd dollars now costs well over $100 per bottle, only a few years later). Don’t stop reading: it gets worse. Much worse. Continue reading »

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 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 »