Category Archives: Bob Metz

Freedom Party of Ontario bestows ‘Free Speech Award’ on Mary Lou Ambrogio; praises Caledonia activists

The week beginning Saturday, April 21, 2012 was surely one of curious contrasts for Caledonia rule-of-law activists…

120421 Mark Vandermaas is arrested after being assaulted by Mohawk Warrior Ken Greene on Douglas Creek Estates 'no-go zone,' Caledonia, Ontario, Canada. PHOTO BY CHRISTINE MCHALEDuring the day I was one of two non-native activists arrested for ‘breaching the peace’ as I was being assaulted by one of the occupiers on the Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia.

120421 Freedom Party of Ontario 'Red Alert' dinner meeting. L-R: Robert Vaughan, Leader Paul McKeever, Mary Lou Ambrogio, Mark Vandermaas, Gary McHale, Eva Ryten, Al Gretzky, Bob Metz, Bjorn Larsen.

120421 Freedom Party of Ontario ‘Red Alert’ dinner meeting. L-R: Robert Vaughan, Leader Paul McKeever, Mary Lou Ambrogio, Mark Vandermaas, Gary McHale, Eva Ryten, Al Gretzky, Bob Metz, Bjorn Larsen.

In the evening, I was honoured to be a guest speaker and presenter at the post-election dinner meeting for the Freedom Party of Ontario where executive members Bob Metz, Robert Vaughan, and leader Paul McKeever explained why the NDP, Liberals and Hudak PCs are all nearly-identical ‘red’ parties more interested in promoting ‘wealth distribution’ than in promoting wealth creation and protecting liberty. 

On the way home my very apolitical wife said, ‘The penny dropped after listening to the speeches. Now I understand the difference between the parties.’

Freedom Party of Ontario – honouring a great friend of Caledonia, Canada, liberty and democracy

120321 Mary Lou Ambrogio, VP of International Free Press Society (co-sponsor), evening emcee, Israel Truth Week Conference, London, Ontario, Canada

120421 Mark Vandermaas speaks at Freedom Party of Ontario 'Red Alert' dinner meetingFollowing Paul McKeever’s very thought-provoking speech about the red parties vs. liberty I gave a short talk to help honour an amazing activist named Mary Lou Ambrogio, VP of the Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society (seen above as evening emcee for my inaugural 2012 Israel Truth Week Conference), and presented her, on behalf of the Freedom Party of Ontario, the party’s ‘Free Speech Award’ in recognition of her tireless work in giving a voice to artists, authors, politicians and advocates who have been faced persecution by those who fear the light shone on their lies and/or crimes. 

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McHale, Vandermaas discuss Caledonia on ‘Just Right’ Show, CHRW 94.9FM at University of Western Ontario

(L-R): Mark Vandermaas, Robert Vaughan, Bob Metz, Gary McHale at CHRW studio following 'Just Right' show, University of Western Ontario, Dec 09/10On Dec 09/10 Gary McHale and I appeared for a full hour on the ‘Just Right‘ show hosted by Bob Metz and Robert Vaughan on CHRW 94.9 FM at the University of Western Ontario in London where we discussed the Caledonia crisis. 

One segment of the show was devoted to fellow guest Wayne Forbes a fish farm operator from Grand Bend (near Ipperwash) who refused to submit to unequal enforcement by Ministry of Natural Resources officers who targeted him for repeated inspections (and eventually charges when he refused to comply) while ignoring violations by native fish sellers.

You can listen to the show here, and find links to CJBK (London) host Scott Kitching’s shows about Christie Blatchford’s book Helpless:

Honoured to be in such fine company…

Gary and I were honoured to be invited to appear on Just Right considering their impressive guest list that includes:

  • Salim Mansur (Associate Professor of Political Science at UWO; SunMedia syndicated columnist)
  • Rory Leishman (former SunMedia columnist who resigned from London Free Press over refusal to print article re Islamist extremism)
  • Lars Vilks (Swedish artist with $150K bounty on his head for drawing a picture of Mohammed’s head on the body of a dog)
  • Dick Field (WWII vet, writer, conservative activist)
  • Mary Lou Ambrogio (VP International Free Press Society – Canada which brought Ann Coulter to Canada; former Conservative Party candidate)
  • John Thompson (President of The Mackenzie Institute)
  • Karen Selick (Lawyer w/Canadian Constitution Foundation)
  • Barbara Kay (Columnist, National Post)
  • Ezra Levant (Author, Journalist, Political Activist)

Bob Metz and Robert Vaughan: Volunteers? Yes. Amateurs? No!

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