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Freedom’s Just Another Word…

August 17th, 2010

for you can’t do that here.

Surprisingly, shockingly even, a local government fails an irony test. Sadly for Canadians, it’s one more thing you can’t do in this country:

Orono, ON: Due to an anonymous zoning complaint filed with the local municipality, husband and wife bed-and-

Peter Jaworski and Gerry Nicholls at the 2008 Liberty Summer Seminar

Peter Jaworski and Gerry Nicholls

breakfast proprietors Marta & Lech Jaworski may be forced to pay as much as $50,000 in fines for permitting their son, Peter, to use his family’s property to host the Liberty Summer Seminar, an annual seminar in support of liberty.

Over the weekend of July 25, the LSS celebrated its tenth anniversary with a two-day event on the Orono property. On Sunday afternoon, as the event was wrapping up, a municipal law enforcement official arrived without notice in the car parking area. He quizzed a passing LSS participant about the event, asking him what had been served for lunch, as well as the cost of the registration fee, and the number of port-a-potties available. After a few minutes, the official left without attempting to speak to the Jaworski family.

On August 12th, the Jaworskis were served with a summons to appear in court on the grounds that they had “allowed the use of land in an agricultural zone for a use other than a permitted residential use; namely for a commercial conference centre,” which is contrary to Clarington by-laws.

Yes, in Canada you are not free to hold a freedom summit without government approval.

For further information you can contact the Jaworski’s:

Peter Jaworski
Marta & Lech Jaworski


h/t Five Feet of Fury

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  1. August 17th, 2010 at 10:15 | #1

    Hi Brian –

    Thanks for posting this!

    Just one little thing: That picture is of me and Gerry Nicholls at an Atlas event at Niagara-on-the-Lake, not at the Liberty Summer Seminar.

    Cheers, Peter.

  2. August 17th, 2010 at 10:20 | #2

    Thanks for the correction Peter.

  3. Jackmac
    August 17th, 2010 at 10:54 | #3

    It’s interesting that a Clarington by-law officer was working on a Sunday. I’m not being facetious here, they don’t work nights and weekends – makes me wonder where the direction came from to attend at the event.

  4. real conservative
    August 17th, 2010 at 13:48 | #4

    I’m guessing a liberal stooge complained knowing that conservatives would have primarily attended. This is their kind of tactics indeed. You have to watch your but around a liberal 24/7 as there is no level they will not stoop to in order to trip up their competition. The fine levied is nonsensical and can be beat but they will incur costs for a lawyer most likely.

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