This issue includes and invitation to all to join us at the Annual Libertarian BBQ on Sunday June 12, 2016. Rob Brooks, our Campaign Director, provides a summary of our draft Platform and outlines our plans for the 2018 provincial general election. Our Leader, Allen Small, reports on the Party's participation in the Doctors' Rally on April 23rd and the Recall Rally on May 9th, both at Queen's Park. And we provide a schedule of Libertarian meetings around the province, and announce the Annual General Meeting on Sunday November 6, 2016. Read the online version here. Clcik here for the PDF (printable) version.
Matthew Radford was the primary organizer of a Rally for Recall Legislation at Queen's Park on Monday May 9th. We had a diverse group of people representing various interests and Leader Allen Small gave a brief speech on behalf of the Party.
Here is link to that speech: https://soundcloud.com/ontario-libertarian-party/may-916-recall-rally-at...
We had a team at the Concerned Doctors Rally on April 23 at Queen's Park. Here are some of the team members and the signs that were used. We also handed out a flier. Our issue was patient centred: why should patient care be subject to long wait lists caused by rationing?
The doctors were their trying to protect their fee schedule.
Ontario Budget Response – Cap & Trade: March 15, 2016
The Ontario Libertarian Party is opposed to the Cap and Trade Tax presented in the 2016 Ontario Provincial Budget and is the largest political party in Ontario opposed to any form of carbon pricing.
We provide a Media Release in response to the Ontario Budget, asking for a "Return to Common Sense." Campaign Director Rob Brooks recommends we stop speaking 'libertarian' to voters and speak common language if we hope to have them understand us. Scott Johnston sends a letter to Toronto city hall complaining about the damage the 'free' snow clearing service is doing to the sidewalks. Scott also comments on his concern that the government-run medical system could save money if people didn't live too long.
When I discovered the OLP it was an epiphany. I am 60 now and hadn't felt such a rush since my first love. As I researched further the shine began to come off the apple. When I look back at my first love I now sing to myself, "she ain't pretty she just looks that way." To be brutally concise I feel libertarians disdain for big government power is to be applauded but they don't research the consequences of transferring that power to the private sector.
The Ontario Libertarian Party is calling for “A Return to Common Sense”.
Ontario Budget Response 2016: February 25, 2016
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Today Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the Ontario Budget for the 2016 -17 fiscal year. This budget is just a continuation of the status quo that plagues Ontario, driving businesses away and putting families under ever-greater stress.
We start with a reminder that December 31 is the deadline for donations to receive a refundable Political Tax Credit for 2017. "Refundable" means that you receive the credit of 75% of the first $399 donated even if you don't owe any taxes. If you haven't yet donated this year, or if you would like to top up your donation to help us with our 2018 election campaign, now is the time (see below).
We report on the Convention held November 4,including the elections and listing of new Executive and Ethics Committee members. Allen Small provides a summary of his report to the Convention.
Scott Marshall, our new Campaign Director, reports on the progress of our "Full Slate" campaign.
As usual, we include a list of Libertarian meetings around the province.
And last, but not least, there was room for a few quotes from Thomas Jefferson.