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Despite telling me they had no intention of interviewing any of the other parties besides the three main parties (Liberal, PC and NDP) and the Greens, Ontario’s public broadcaster, TVO, bowed to popular demand and had an online interview with Ontario Libertarian Party leader, Allen Small.

They also likely interviewed him due to the privately-owned Sun News Network interviewing him earlier here, which would make Ontario’s public broadcaster look bad if they hadn’t interviewed him, by offering less coverage of voting options than a private entity that doesn’t rely on tax dollars.

For the summary of my in-depth interview with him, just in time for tomorrow’s election, see here.

During the June 3 TVO debate on issues facing the 416 (Toronto) ridings in the run-up to the June 12, 2014 Ontario provincial election, Green Party of Ontario candidate for York Centre, Joshua Borenstein, mentioned a modified version of John Turmel’s Argentine Solution (at 30m).

John Turmel is the founder of the Paupers Party and I interviewed him as a 2012 Kitchener-Waterloo byelection candidate, when he was promoting the “Argentine Solution” of paying Ontario government workers with a portion of their salary in Ontario government bonds in lieu of pay. That way, savings could be had in the short-term until the bonds come due, and no money would have to be borrowed directly from banks in order to issue them.

Joshua Borenstein suggested a modified version of the plan, saying that Ontario should provide tax credits to Ontario public sector employees, which they could then redeem on their 2014 tax filing next year.

These are exactly the kind of alternative ideas that the three main parties (Liberal, PC and NDP) are not offering voters, and why we need more alternative voices in these discussions, such as the Ontario Libertarian Party.

In the run-up to the June 12, 2014 Ontario provincial election, Allen Small, Ontario Libertarian Party leader, was interviewed by the Sun News Network on June 4.

Once again, the private sector continues to lead in providing alternative voices that the public sector claims to offer, despite Ontario’s public broadcaster, TVO, deciding not to provide any TV coverage of the Ontario Libertarian Party, despite its 74 candidates, which could theoretically form a majority government for the first time in its history.

For more on Allen Small, see my comprehensive March 20, 2014 interview with him.

Joseph Meyer, author of the Straight Money Analysis newsletter and 40+ years of Wall Street experience, is scheduled to be on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley on June 9, 2014. You can listen live at the appropriate time here.

His most recent appearance was on the Josh Tolley Show on May 28, 2014.

For my January 28, 2014 Josh Tolley Show appearance, see here.

From the June 3, 2014 Toronto Star article, NRA criticizes ‘open carry’ gun rallies as ‘downright weird’, my comment was chosen as an “Editor’s Pick”:

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American gun culture is not supposed to make sense to anyone else, and that’s because our country was never born in violent revolution, we have nothing like their Second Amendment, and we never had a civil war. When you consider those factors, American gun culture doesn’t seem so weird or objectionable anymore, from their unique context.

They likely chose it because it makes Canadians think American gun culture is an oddity, but my purpose was to put it in a valid and particular context what otherwise doesn’t make much sense to most Canadians from a Canadian context.

Here are some other comments I made:

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@Ymhos What part? About the ability to carry hand-guns, or the right to keep and bear arms at all? If you find the latter weird, then perhaps you find many of America’s defining cultural differences weird.

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@besiboo We’re talking about American history, not Canadian history. At the time it was written, in 1789, it meant muskets, since they were what was used in the Revolutionary War. If they meant only muskets, they would’ve said so.

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@whodat singer It says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” People have rights, not militias. The Second Amendment granted no rights. It recognized an existing natural right of self-defence with arms, and was specifically intended to apply only to the federal government, to protect against the kind of government tyranny by King George that Americans had recently fought and died combating.

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@wetsurfer Times change, but principles don’t change. The Second Amendment was intended to provide the capability for the last resort of violent resistance in the face of government tyranny once all other amendments and peaceful resorts failed. Slavery wasn’t justifiable, being armed, is. Read the late Russian Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, about how the Soviet terror could’ve been ended if only the people violently resisted before it was too late.

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@The Real Meatloaf The U.S. Supreme Court, in the Heller case, decided that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” protects an individual right outside of the Militia, and even Barack Obama has stated as much.

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@thainion There’s no expiration on the Amendment. The proper way to change the Constitution is by passing another amendment, as has been done 27 times.

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@mrestivo4u2 In those states that allow open carry, I can see why some do it, because it’s a right in those states, whereas concealed carry is treated as a privilege, and the Second Amendment is clear, that as far as the federal government is concerned, it has no power to infringe the right to keep and bear arms.

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The Columbine, Virgina Tech and Aurora Colorado shootings all took place in “gun-free” zones.

For more on guns, and the divide between Canada and the United States, see my articles:

1) Canada’s long-gun registry: a feel-good failure

2) “You’re not much of a libertarian” (for not signing my petition)

3) America’s are “gun crazy” and Canadians are disarmed?

4) The great Canadian-American gun divide

Today is the day for deciding who will become California’s next Treasurer, and monetary reformer and author, Ellen Brown, whom I have interviewed twice, is a candidate in the election.

Vote if you’re in California and still have time!

As part of my alternative Ontario provincial election coverage, in interviewing the Ontario Libertarian Party candidates in my area of Kitchener-Waterloo, here is my 8-minute interview with OLP candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo, James Schulz.

Here are my interviews with Kitchener Centre OLP candidate Patrick Bernier and Kitchener-Conestoga OLP candidate David Schumm.

There was an audio issue that resulted in my questions and commentary not being heard, so enjoy the chance to only hear a candidate’s own words!

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