Good Friday Shopping to be Ended
Party releases new pre-election video ad and plank
April 22, 2011 Toronto - In 1975, Ontario's
Progressive Conservatives introduced legislation that
fined some retailers, and sent others to jail, for opening
their stores on Christian holy days such as Good Friday
and Easter Sunday. The law remains in force to this
day. A 2011 election plank
released today by Freedom Party of Ontario calls for the
elimination of forced religious observance.
The plank is being promoted with a new pre-election video
advertisement, also released today, which is available here.
"In 2011, Ontarians observe hundreds of religious holy days"
says Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever. "The law does
not force Ontarians to observe Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist,
Sikh, Hindu and other religious holy days. Just Christian
ones. The government should not be in the business of
playing favourites with religion. Whether or not you choose
to observe a religious holy day should be a matter of
personal choice, not a matter of law.
Click on the Image to Watch the Video
"A Freedom government will eliminate the Progressive
Conservatives' Christian holy day shopping ban.
Ontarians will no longer be forced to observe any religion's
For further details, contact:
Paul McKeever, Leader - Freedom Party of Ontario
Freedom Party has been releasing 2011 election planks
since early October of 2010. A complete list of the planks
released so far can be viewed here.
Freedom Party has also released a number of pre-election
video ads to promote its planks. They all can be viewed on
Freedom Party's youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/fpontario .