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Allen SmallOn the March 20, 2014 special broadcast of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed Ontario Libertarian Party leader, Allen Small. Here is the audio.

We discussed the following issues:

  • The upcoming Ontario general election
  • The Ontario Libertarian Party’s plan to run a full slate of candidates in all 107 ridings in the upcoming election
  • Major parties changing their policies just to get votes, whereas Libertarian Party stands on principles
  • Reactions to increasing government intrusion in the private, peaceful activities of our lives
  • Municipal governance
  • Unnecessary permits
  • The proper role of government
  • Canada in infamous company with Cuba and North Korea, for not allowing private payment of primary health care by most residents
  • Ontario’s exemption for private sports clubs
  • Ontario used to have a vibrant private health care system in the early 1960s
  • Provincial health insurance coverage arbitrary and varies among provinces
  • You have a right to health, but not to force others to provide health care for you
  • Current health policy in Ontario costing time, money and lives
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford publicly admitting to what constitutes an indictable offence (crack possession and use)
  • Waterloo mayoral candidate Dave MacDonald’s letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne, calling for a provincially-mandated referendum on the Region’s light rail transit plans
  • Whether referendums are appropriate for issues that aren’t the proper function of government
  • The misconception of voting for an alternative party is “throwing your vote away”
  • Even a small percentage of support for alternative parties in a close election can cause other parties to “steal” ideas, and how that’s beneficial

I previously interviewed Allen on September 16, 2012.

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I previously wrote about this in my October 25, 2011 article, The dim idea of the United States to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012, and Canada by 2014.

If power consumption is such an issue, why are governments — especially in Ontario, Canada — excessively subsidizing electricity prices?

And if carbon emissions are such an issue, why did the U.S. government not ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and why did the Conservative Canadian government pull out of the Kyoto Protocol that a previous government had ratified?

It’s because it’s about perception, and about a bigger agenda — in this case, specifically tying into Agenda 21, as I previously documented.

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Ontario towns and cities, desperate for funds in these challenging economic times, are considering casinos in an effort to raise revenues, instead of doing less disruptive things like issuing municipal bonds to employees in lieu of pay increases, as has been suggested by John Turmel, whom I have previously interviewed.

With the vote by Woolwich Township council for the community to be considered by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to host a casino, by being bribed with some of its own taxpayer money, neighbouring Waterloo City Council has sought input through emails, phone calls and an online survey, and I have registered my sentiments:

We shouldn’t be bribed and pitted against each other in our respective communities with our own taxpayer money by our provincial government’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation. If a private consortium wishes to build a casino, then by all means, so long as it pays for all increased social services costs through a fee levied on every gambler.

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Stephen LendmanStephen Lendman only has two and a half hours of broadcast time a week on the Progressive Radio News Hour (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and here are three of his recent Canadian guests:

Michael Mandel
“Mandel is a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario. He teaches international criminal law, constitutional law, and legal politics.

He authored “How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity.””

Denis Rancourt
“Rancourt is a distinguished tenured Professor of Physics, a recognized expert in his field, and an Environmental Science Researcher at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Yet he was persecuted, unfairly fired, and barred from campus. Doing so constituted a gross violation of his academic freedom, tenure, stature, and support for human rights, civil liberties and equal justice.”

John McMurtry
“McMurtry is an internationally recognized moral and political philosopher who is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

His volumes on Philosophy and World Problems for UNESCO are globally published, and his widely translated works include the influential books, “Unequal Freedoms,” “The Cancer Stage of Capitalism,” and “Value Wars.”

McMurtry is also an active public advocate for global justice, world peace, and international law.”

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Animation of a spinning barber pole

From the November 15, 2012 Toronto Star article, Woman denied haircut goes to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, in Canada’s largest newspaper, I posted the following comment:

“Private property rights

Why is a store owner required to do something on his own property against his will? It’s too bad that he’s challenging this on religious freedom, when it should be a matter of private property rights — to do with your own property as you wish, so long as you’re not depriving anyone else of their rights. And it’s not anyone’s right to get a haircut at a particular barber shop.

Nov 15, 2012 9:48 AM Agree (68) Disagree (22)”

After 13 hours, my comment is the 13th-highest-rated among over 600 comments. I’m pleasantly heartened to see the message of private property rights resonate with so many readers, given the false frame of the article in portraying it as a matter of gender equality vs. religious freedom.

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