All candidates invited to Sept. 3rd Guelph Mercury – Rogers TV debate.
Coverage of Guelph by-election (http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=007413) at the rabble.ca “babble” forum.
Phil Bender’s photo and information is here and includes contact information if you would like to support him.
“I am 57 years old, father of four children. Three are graduates of Ontario Colleges and Universities, and the fourth currently enrolled. Married for thirty-five years to Loretto. We are residents of Wasaga Beach and Erin Ontario.
“I am a Professional Engineer. I have owned and operated a small independent telephone company and an apple orchard. I have also worked as an investment analyst. I hold degrees from the University of Toronto in engineering and business, and I have a CFA designation.
“I have served as a volunteer with several organizations, boards and committees including: Rotary Club of Erin, Erin Township Public Library Board, Erin Community Radio, Ontario Libertarian Party, and Collingwood Regional Airport Commission. My hobbies and interests include alternative fuels – particularly biodiesel and wind energy – flying, amateur radio and barbershop singing. I would like to play more bridge.
“I am inspired by our party’s values: personal responsibility, individual liberty, recognition of property rights, free and voluntary associations, freedom of expression, and voluntary mutual aid. Libertarians accept people as they are.”
“…What do you do when the government owned and operated health care monopoly cannot supply you a family doctor?
“You die in less than two months as in the case of my friend Jim; rationed to death.
“He had needed a colonoscopy to confirm his suspicion of colon cancer, but this test needs to be ordered by a specialist. You cannot just call up a specialist for an appointment – you need a referral from a family doctor. But there was no family doctor, just a waiting list. Jim had no choice.
“This is wrong and that’s why our government monopoly in health care has to be opened up so that people like Jim can have a choice. So they can live (and contribute more taxes).
“Libertarians believe that individuals need to control their own lives and solve their own problems. Life is too important to leave up to government. When was the last time you had a good warm and fuzzy experience with your government? Do you trust them with your life?…”
More coverage here and here.
August 24th, 2008
Comments for Libertarian Party of Canada: Guelph By-election Coverage
September 20th, 2008 at 1:03 am
Whatever the media feeds us is bunch of bs.
September 21st, 2008 at 5:04 am
i found an article regarding free health care overseas and it’s not bad.