Leader's Message

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Allen Small

My name is Allen Small, a candidate in the riding of Markham-Unionville and the leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party.

I know Libertarian is not a household name yet.

But, if you're one of the more than 50% of eligible voters that did NOT vote in the last provincial election you may be interested in what I'm about to say.

My party is unique and different from the other political parties. 

First Nations and the Contraband Tobacco Crisis – a position

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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.

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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

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.

Electric Power is too important for politics:

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- 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

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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

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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.

 

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Ken Lewis Debate Photo 2

Ken Lewis is our candidate running in the by-election in Ottawa-Vanier.

Ken Lewis Debate Photo 1

Photographer Mark Snow reports that it was a packed house