First Nations and the Contraband Tobacco Crisis – a position

  • Posted on: 27 April 2014
  • By: Allen Small
Regular News

The website stopcontrabandtobacco.ca calls contraband tobacco a serious problem in Canada. According to the site contraband tobacco funds organized crime, threatens the viability of small businesses, and results in the loss of significant government tax revenue. The issue is made more complex because it involves the First Nations people and their special privileges in law with respect to tobacco.

 

Ontario College of Trades - a bad solution to a non-existent problem.

  • Posted on: 8 April 2014
  • By: Allen Small
Regular News

One year ago the Ontario government instituted the Ontario College of Trades (OCT). The mandate for this body is that it’s: “…an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.”

I don’t recall any outcry from the public that demanded such an organization, and you probably don’t either, but here is the website.

Spring 2014 issue of Bulletin online

  • Posted on: 29 March 2014
  • By: Jim McIntosh
Newsletter

Campaign Director Rob Brooks makes an appeal for more candidates and volunteers. Leader Allen Small reports on the Party's activities preparing for the next general election. Treasurer Jim McIntosh presents the Party's income and expenses for 2013 compared to 2012. This issue includes a report on the February 13 by-elections in Niagara Falls, where Stefanos Karatopis was our candidate, and Thornhill, where Gene Balfour represented the Party.

Robert C. Mackie

  • Posted on: 8 February 2014
  • By: Allen Small
Press Release



It is with great sadness that I’m informing our members and friends of the passing of Bob Mackie of Beamsville Ontario, our candidate in the Niagara West-Glanbrook riding.

Electric Power is too important for politics:

  • Posted on: 15 January 2014
  • By: Allen Small
Press Release

- M E D I A   R E L E A S E -

The recent ice storm demonstrates how a bad situation is made worse by politics. Such weather related power outages are inevitable in Ontario given our location. Just as inevitable, is the fact that government-mandated hydro monopolies are prone to political interference and mismanagement. They must be broken up. Competition must be encouraged if we are to have an affordable and reliable supply of electricity. 

A letter to the Ontario Minister of the Environment

  • Posted on: 25 November 2013
  • By: Allen Small
Regular News

Last week former US Vice President Al Gore gave a speech in Toronto commending the Ontario Liberal government for closing (soon) all OPG coal powered generation stations and banning the use of coal in Ontario. Ostensibly this was done to achieve health benefits and mitigate global warming.
On Nov. 25 the Minister of the Environment, Jim Bradley, issued a press release extolling the virtues of the coal plant closings.

Election Results from Party AGM Nov. 2, 2013

  • Posted on: 7 November 2013
  • By: Allen Small
Regular News

 

From the 2013 AGM, here are the results of the elections to Executive positions and to the Ethics Committee:

 

Campaign Manager - Rob Brooks

 

Vice-Chair - Phillip Richard

 

Recording Secretary - John White

 

Members-at-large (2) - Dan Dominato & Jason Jenkins

 

Ethics Committee (3) - George Dance, Chester Brown, Greg Janisse

 

Congratulations to you all.

The next meeting of the Executive Committee is Monday Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

 

Eastern Ontario Regional Coordinator

  • Posted on: 15 September 2013
  • By: Darcy Neal Donnelly

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted my responsibility to act and perform the function of the Eastern Ontario Regional Coordinated for the Ontario Libertarian Party. My offer is to volunteer some time, energy and effort when available to help promote, encourage and develop individual associations with our Libertarian Party. All we can do is offer access to information and permit individuals to inform and convince themselves of the benefits of membership.

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See the online version here, or the PDF (printable) version here

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.