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FEEDBACK - WE GET LETTERS...
Instead of bringing you our regular "Openers" column this issue (which will return next issue), we thought we'd use this opportunity to let our readers do some of the talking, and to introduce you to a new regular feature of Freedom Flyer : Feedback, containing selected letters received by Freedom Party from January 1997 to May 1998.
As always, your comments, criticisms, suggestions, and occasional compliments are always welcome. Contact us !
THE CALGARY FRAMEWORK
What does Freedom Party think of the Calgary Framework, you ask? Well, Fp leader Lloyd Walker says, in a December 15, 1997 letter delivered to each of Ontario's 130 MPP's (Member of Provincial Parliament), "The word 'freedom' does not appear even once in a 'framework' that is presumably meant to redefine the Canada of the future." And, Fp vice-president William Frampton states, in Freedom Party's official submission to the Ontario Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, that the Calgary Declaration "is a dangerous document that no loyal Canadian could ever support, and Freedom Party condemns it absolutely." Walker also said that "The Calgary Framework is about government power and their ability to force a rather perverse vision of diversity upon us."
PGIB ROOTS OF CHANGE CONFERENCE
Fp president Robert Metz was one of the key speakers participating in this year's Progressive Group for Independent Business (PGIB) Roots of Change Conference held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Also at the event was Fp leader Lloyd Walker, whose comments to a Toronto Star reporter set the tone for that paper's coverage of the event.
THE CHEYENNE AVENUE SCANDAL
The travesty of justice involving former London landlord and businessman Elijah Elieff continues, but with hope in sight. Members of the London Property Management Association listened to Fp president Robert Metz describe Mr. Elieff's encounter with the Ontario Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry (previously documented in Freedom Flyer and Consent) which eventually led to the total loss of his Cheyenne Avenue apartment buildings and submarine sandwich shop. (More details at www.freedomparty.org/cheyenne.htm.)
DIALOGUE - COMMITTED TO THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
In a column printed in The London Free Press, Financial Post editor Diane Francis endorses political activists Maurice King and Janet Hicks, publisher and editor, respectively, of DIALOGUE, a publication committed to freedom of expression. Ms. Francis also mentions the contribution of Jim McKee, whose political activism is also having an effect on his community (in the Freedom Briefs section of this issue.)
Stating "We have a commitment to the kids of this city", Fp member and London public school board trustee Robert Vaughan advocates ordering illegally striking teachers back to work with a court injunction. The teachers had gone on strike to protest Bill 160, a package of education reforms aiming to cut costs in Ontario government-funded education. Read a letter to the editor accusing Robert of "blatantly neglecting his duties" to students, staff and the public, and Robert's response to that letter. Also, a letter from Freedom Party supporter Craig Stevens condemning the illegal strike. See also the Freedom Brief in this issue concerning Freedom Party's counter-demonstration to the illegal teachers' strike.
last updated on April 28, 2002