the official newsletter of the
Freedom Party of Ontario
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"Political activists and leaders are neither born, nor made. They evolve."
So says Freedom Party's newly appointed interim leader, Lloyd Walker, who tells us of the evolution of his involvement with Freedom Party. His message: that changing the political landscape in favour of freedom is an evolutionary process, not a revolutionary one. And, he says that our evolution must continue.
Fp LEADERSHIP AND EXECUTIVE
In this issue: Freedom Party has become the only political party in Canada to place its official support behind an effort that has been called the most comprehensive challenge to Canada's drug laws ever launched. The constitutional challenge stemmed from a police raid on London's Hemp Nation store owned by Londoner Chris Clay. Although Clay did not succeed in his bid to have the charges against him dropped, the decision of the Ontario Court, General Division provided ample ammunition for Clay to pursue his challenge in a higher court. Plus, Freedom Party's representative in Elgin, Ray Monteith, has also been active in the campaign against drug prohibition by distributing his essay "Drugs should be legalized" to police, politicians and the media. Ray also had a letter to the editor published in the London Free Press inviting those who believe that "Canada's drug laws are no answer to the drug problem" to contact him.
Freedom Party's support of Clay generated media coverage for us in the London Free Press and the St. Thomas Times-Journal (in Eric Bunnell's column and in a shorter article written by Times-Journal Staff). Fp president Robert Metz was mentioned in an Eye Magazine story covering the trial. And, a London Free Press editorial supporting marijuana prohibition was challenged in a rebuttal column in the Free Press written by Fp president Robert Metz.
FREEDOM PARTY DINNER EVENTS
"Canada is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship clothed in Parliamentary garb. As in all dictatorships, freedom, at best, is severely curtailed, and at worst, ceases to exist."
A quote from Ron Leitch, president of the Alliance for the Preservation of English in Canada (APEC) who spoke at two separate Fp dinner events.
last updated on April 28, 2002