Apr 192012
 

The Toronto Sun reported two days ago that an Oshawa-based group going by the name stop100.ca is pushing to have the posted speed limit changed from 100kph to 120kph on Ontario’s 400-series highways. The effort would appear to be a grass-roots response to Freedom Party’s 2011 election plank calling for that change. Freedom Party’s 120 kph speed limit plank was promoted not only through social media, but also in television commercials aired during election 2011 (see commercial below). Continue reading »

Apr 182012
 

radioAUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

On Friendly Fire (NewsTalk 1010AM CFRB, Toronto, Ontario, with hosts Ryan Doyle and John Downs) Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario is first heard among the callers discussing a grassroots campaign echoing Freedom Party’s earlier proposal to change the speed limit to 120kph on Ontario’s 400-series highways.

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Sep 202011
 

VIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

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 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: Restore Sensible Highway Speed Limits.

Transcript: “On Ontario’s highways, the speed limit used to be 113 kilometres per hour. In 1976, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives reduced the limit to 100. Today, traffic moves along our highways, at approximately 120 kilometres per hour. A Freedom government will increase the speed limit to 120 on Ontario’s 400-series highways. Speed limits that make sense. Freedom Party.” Continue reading »

Sep 072011
 

During the 2011 election, Freedom Party of Ontario released its election platform one plank at a time, beginning October 12, 2010 (Affordable Electricity). The 18th and final plank (Separating Public Schools and Organized Religious Practice) was released on August 2, 2011. Each plank was announced with a media release, and each plank release was accompanied by the release of a pre-election commercial that was viewable only on the web. Each plank release was also accompanied by an audio recording, available only on the web, of Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever reading the plank for the voter’s convenience. Freedom Party maintained a 2011 Election Platform web page. As each plank was released, a link to the plank was added to the Platform page. On September 7, 2011 – the day that the election writ was dropped for the 2011 Ontario provincial election – Freedom Party released its 2011 election platform as the world’s first-ever election platform audiobook.

HTML (web) version: http://www.freedomparty.on.ca/archive/elections/2011/platform/2011electionplanks.htm
AUDIOBOOK version: http://www.freedomparty.on.ca/archive/elections/2011/platform/2011-09-07.fpo-2011-platform-audiobook.m4b

Sep 072011
 

AUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever reads Freedom Party of Ontario’s 2011 election platform in its entirety. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first election platform ever released by anyone in audiobook format.

This audiobook places each plank in a separate chapter, for ease of navigation. Compatible with Apple iTunes, iPhone/iPod/iPad, and other smart phones/tablets. Continue reading »

Jun 132011
 

VIDEO – DESCRIPTION:

This video was released to promote the party’s 2011 election plank: Restore Sensible Highway Speed Limits.

Transcript: “On Ontario’s highways, the speed limit used to be 113 kilometres per hour. In 1976, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives reduced the limit to 100. Today, traffic moves along our highways, at approximately 120 kilometres per hour. A Freedom government will increase the speed limit to 120 on Ontario’s 400-series highways. Speed limits that make sense. Freedom Party.” Continue reading »

Jun 132011
 

radioAUDIO – DESCRIPTION:

On the John Oakley Show (AM64, Toronto) Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario discusses Freedom Party’s proposal to restore sensible speed limits on Ontario’s 400-series highways.

Listen to the entire conversation:

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