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SUNDAY CLOSING LAWS
In Freedom Party's continuing campaign to advocate freedom of choice in Sunday shopping and abolish Sunday retail store closing laws, Fp President Robert Metz and Action Director Marc Emery testified before Ontario's all-party Select Committee on Retail Store Hours. Freedom Party also held a dinner to honour Toronto furrier Paul Magder (who is challenging the Retail Business Holidays Act all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada). Plus, more information on Freedom Party Action Director Marc Emery's day in court for Sunday opening charges; and Freedom Party presents a brief to Toronto City Council advocating that all of Toronto be designated a tourist area, thereby exempting the city from the Sunday closing requirements of the Retail Business Holidays Act.
Read about Freedom Party's ongoing campaign to help abolish Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) Province-wide. One of the areas our campaign reached was the Bronte suburb of Oakville, where the Oakville Beaver covered the campaign accurately and fairly with a front page article, but nevertheless launched an editorial denunciation of Freedom Party's efforts. The editorial was criticised by Fp Halton-Peel representative Bill Frampton in a letter to the editor. Frampton's letter was quickly followed by a second editorial which acknowledged the problems associated with BIAs. We can only conclude that the newspaper investigated our allegations and found them to be true.
Freedom Party was contacted by a reporter from the Halton Herald, a newspaper in the communities of Georgetown and Acton. The reporter was interested in our BIA brochure, which he had received from an affiliated newspaper in the area. The interview produced two articles on the front page of the newspaper, one with the provocative headline "Party urges town BIA to revolt", the other article advocating that BIA opponents get themselves elected to the BIA executive, then reduce the BIA budget to zero.
MEET BILL FRAMPTON
Bill Frampton is our candidate for Mississauga East in the upcoming Ontario election, and the current Halton-Peel Representative for Freedom Party.
Freedom Party President Robert Metz and Vice-President Lloyd Walker presented a prepared brief to Ontario's Standing Committee on the Administration of Justice. The presentation condemned Ontario's controversial Bill 154 on Pay Equity. The bill, unprecedented in the Western world, is intended to force employers to comply with arbitrary categories defined strictly in sexual terms, created by government bureaucrats and politicians.
last updated on April 28, 2002