In anticipation that the Liberal minority governemnt will fall this spring and the Party will be in campaign mode, we ask for funds from our supporters and include a copy of the new election platform with the mailing. This issue also includes three Media Releases focused on our platform; we advise the new Premier, Kathleen Wynne, to adopt our platform; we offer a number of ways to improve education; and we recommend ending subsidies to all forms of electricity generationa and risky energy programs.
Jeffrey McLarty, our Campaign Director, suggests six ways you can help us prepare for the probable spring election. At the AGM Allen Small reported his progress in the last year on the ten promoises he made when he was elected Leader. The delegates elected four new officers and two members of the Ethics Committee at the AGM. Rob Brooks, our new Vice-Chair, explains why fundraising is so imprtant to a political party. Gene Balfour and Jim McIntosh discuss Property Rights and Unions. The schedule for pub nights in December and January is included.
The Party's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday November 4, one day after the Liberty Now conference on Saturday, both at University of Toronto. Party Leader, Allen Small, describes plans for moving the Party into the mainstream. Richard Rocket Lorenc describes ten mistakes libertarians make when talking with "undiscovered libertarians." Brent McCulloch writes about the Raw Milk Revolution. Jean-Serge Brisson, Party Chair, continues his discussion of Property Rights and our Constitution.
Our Leader, Allen Small, describes his early encounters with Bruce Evoy, one of the founders of the Party, and gives us his strategy for growing the Party. Jim McIntosh offers his thoughts on principles versus pragmatism as an election strategy. Jean-Serge Brisson explains how Crown Land Patent Grants provide protection of property rights. The Party was first to announce a candidate, Allan Dettweiler, for the Kitchener-Waterloo by-election to replace Elizabeth Wittmer, expected to be called this fall. Also included are announcements for Liberty Summer Seminar, Word on the Street, Liberty Now, our Annual General Meeting and Pub Night meetings for June and July.
Rob Brooks provides an update on John Christian Recker's campaign in the Toronto-Danforth byelection to replace the late Jack Layton. Leader Allen Small gives his View from the Fringe. Our newly elected Chairman regretfully submits his resignation in order to earn a living in BC. Todd Howe reports on the threat to liberty posed by Bill C-30, an effort by the government to gain control over media content. Adam Hyde presents his view and personal experience with health care in Ontario.
Our newly-elected Campaign Director, Jeffery McLarty, reports on the results for our 51 candidates in the October 6 provincial election. Matt Belanger, our new Recording Secretary, writes about the speakers at our Annual Liberty Seminar and the elections conducted during the Convention, held in Vaughan on November 5. Allen Small, our new Leader, describes his plans and goals for the party. He also prepared a response to the Liberal government’s Throne Speech. Jay Miller, our candidate in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, provides a few ideas for getting attention during an election campaign.
51 Candidates, listed by riding, are on the ballot for the October 6, 2011 Ontario General Election. Allen Small writes about two problems the government never admits. Rod Rojas asks if we should fight wealth and income inequality. Mathew Belanger writes about a voter's complaint that politicians aren't focusing on our problems. The Party's Convention and the Annual Liberty Seminar are scheduled for Saturday November 6 at the Riviera Parque Convention Centre in Vaughan. Among the Pub Nights listed is a new one in London.
In this issue, elections past and upcoming. Looking back at one federal candidate's experience in Markham-Unionville, forward to the upcoming Ontario provincial election, reports on the recent convention and caucus meetings and notices for this summer's round of planning for those wishing to get involved. Also: Meet your new federal leader Katrina Chowne, and the True nature of Taxation.
Anyone interested in helping the Party in this fall's election campaign is invited to attend our Caucus Meeting on April 17. Everyone is welcome at our annual BBQ on May 15. The Libertarian Party of Canada has three great speakers lined up for its convention in Vancouver on April 30 - May 1. Our Leader discusses the need for a change in culture if we are to see any reduction in government influence on our lives.
In this issue: RIP David Nolan; notes on the Annual Liberty Seminar and AGM; Municipal Elections; candidates, money needed for October election; Time-of-Use electricity billing; the high cost of affordable housing.
AGM, Rising electricity rates, Word on the Street, Liberty Summer Seminar, Municipal Elections, Libertarian Party of Canada re-registers and rapid rail link to Pearson Airport are covered in this issue.
Read your invitations to the Caucus Meeting on April 25, 2010 and to the annual BBQ on May 16. Todd Howe provides some background and opinion on the planned G20 Summit in Toronto this June. Allen Small reviews Brian Lee Crowley's book, Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values. Jim McIntosh provides the Financial Report for 2009 and reports on Libertarians who ran in two recent by-elections.