In this issue, John Shaw remembers David Nolan, one of the founders of the US Libertarian Party and developer of the Nolan Chart used in the World’s Smallest Political Quiz, who died November 21, 2010. Jim McIntosh provides notes from the Annual Liberty Seminar and General Meeting. The Chairman's Report by Heath Thomas writes about libertarians in the October municipal elections and about plans for the provincial election in October. “Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of the Party,” says Jim McIntosh, appealing for candidates and money for our next campaign. Allen
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A sell-out crowd attended our event and heard from three fascinating speakers.
Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio advised that arguing from the morality of freedom would be more effective than arguing for effects of liberty. We may expect liberty to provide many improvements and benefits, but there will be some who will suffer when government stops providing benefits. Stefan posted a video of his presentation on YouTube.
Three members of the party ran for local council in November 2010. Unfortunately none of them were elected.
Jean-Serge Brisson, our Deputy Leader, ran for council in Russell Township were he was a councillor from 2003 to 2006. Visit his web site at jeansergebrisson.net.
Heath Thomas, our Chairman, ran for Toronto Council in Ward 44 (South-East Scarborough) against incumbent Ron Moeser. Visit his web site at HeathThomas.ca
Due to an anonymous zoning complaint filed with the local municipality, husband and wife bed-and-breakfast proprietors Marta & Lech Jaworski may be forced to pay as much as $50,000 in fines for permitting their son, Peter, to use his family’s property to host the Liberty Summer Seminar, an annual seminar in support of liberty.
Visit Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast for the full press release and to contribute to their defense fund.
There are many areas in which the government of Ontario has interfered to the detriment of the citizens of this fine province. The Libertarian Party campaigns on a platform to reduce government involvement in our lives and economy.
Retired teacher Allen Small writes about the problem the government-run schools had trying to introduce a new sex education curriculum. He also wrote a letter to the editor challenging the Suzuki Foundation's proposal to create a "foodbelt." Our Leader, Sam Aplebaum, expresses his disgust with our Premier. Chairman Heath Thomas makes an appeal for help with his campaign to become councilor for Ward 44 in Toronto. We also review a couple of books on the financial crisis. Read it all.
This weekend, as we have for the past five going on six Saturdays, we will once again take to the streets in defiance of Doug Ford's lockdown of the provincial economy.
While we understand the seriousness of any infectious disease when it's exposed to the vulnerable, the socioeconomic consequences of the Regressive Conservative shutdown have brought massive unemployment to our province, cost people their businesses and homes, caused supply shortages and price inflation. Time will only tell what damage will be done to the mental health of Ontarians when the stats come in on suicide and overdose rates.
The Ontario Libertarian Party is the party of choice. We believe in the power of Ontarians to make responsible decisions. We believe in the ability of small business owners to mitigate risk while still providing services and goods in a safe and efficient manner. We believe in protecting the rights of each and every individual in this province and know that only each individual knows what course of action is best for them.
We OPPOSE the government picking winners and losers in the economy. We oppose politicians deciding who will work and who will starve, who will pay their rent or mortgage and who will lose their home. And we are outraged and disgusted that ANY member of government, from the Premier to the dog catcher, dare call any hard working Ontarian nonessential. The wage of every barber, every waitress, every dentist, every doctor is essential to their life and the lives of their families.
Every week this devastating gong show carries on, our outrage grows and our numbers with it. And just as our protests have grown in size as the weeks progress, the number of protests has grown with it, as we will be in 3 locations now.
12pm this Saturday, we rally at the following locations:
Toronto - Queen's Park, south end of the park at top of University Avenue in front of the Ontario Legislature.
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, Wellington St
Kitchener-Waterloo - Waterloo Public Sq., 75 King St S. Waterloo.
If your health, and the health of those close to you permits, we hope to see you there. If it doesn't, we believe in you to make the responsible choice and support us in spirit.
Be well, and remember. Nothing is more essential than freedom.