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The City of Brampton and Expropriation

March 11, 2015

Expanding expropriation powers for Brampton municipality would be an ominous mistake.

Throwing Brampton into dark statism with expanded expropriation powers may not be felt immediately, but over time, all development and progress would be killed. Such powers is against everything natural and functional regarding man.

Man needs choice and alternatives. To remove his choice through expropriating his home, his business in favor of another business would be a new version of fascism, whereby private property is not merely hindered, deformed out of all market shape, but would be a complete pretense of living. To violate the property rights of one person is to violate the property rights of all citizens. But how would expropriation powers be extended to municipalities and what would it look like?

Municipalities would extend their expropriation powers the same way the Federal government or Province already violates property rights, but extension of these powers to municipalities would reveal the naked, ominous motive of this power. The danger would be much more obvious to see.The wish of some business owners to kick out (expropriate) some other business or resident by condemning their place would be too obviously fascist many would resist – and properly so.

Let me step back a little.

I have made the mistake before of expecting others to understand certain terms so before I proceed, here is what Ayn Rand identifies as the character of fascism. She brings the authoritarian nature of a planned economy crudely into the open.

The main characteristic of socialism (and of communism) is public ownership of the means of production, and, therefore, the abolition of private property. The right to property is the right of use and disposal. Under fascism, men retain the semblance or pretense of private property, but the government holds total power over its use and disposal.”

When Brampton businessmen (who should know better), are promoting the ideaof expropriating private property, fascism is what they are advocating.

You should all be concerned enough to speak out against this ominous expansion of government.

A short look back

Do you remember Sandra Pupatello, Ex- Minister of economic development? Do you remember she was in Brampton at a Business breakfast with Susan Fennell and pull – peddling businessmen? She wanted government to be like a “lion” towards business. She meant more intervening. Here is a response I wrote and gave to a few associates. Happily I can say Brampton did vote out the majority of councilors and also replaced the Mayor.

Integration Series 2013

Sandra Pupatello, ex Minister of economic development and trade with the McGuinty government was clubbing in Brampton with Susan Fennell and other sunshine club members at a recent, “Business Breakfast.” Sunshine club members are public officials who pocket over $100,000 a year of tax-payers money. Sandra Pupatello wanted her audience to be, “like a lion on what we can do for business.”

In other words, she wanted club growth, more businessmen to curry special political favor. What these sunshine clubbers do in Brampton are strategic failures! Far from “helping” Brampton’s business, economic chaos results.

Brampton City Center mall for example can now remain open on Family Day, to the monopoly of other small business which cannot. Administrative cost now props up this chaos that ensues from an unholy business exemption/favoritism.

Now connect this type of activity to Brampton’s city hall expansion and you will understand that radical political intrusion is planned for our future! Favoritism will greatly increase. This is precisely what Brampton’s strategic vision represents; an uncontrolled beast in motion that will rip and devour the best of Brampton’s future.

Already, today’s massive regulatory regime with tax administered weight represents more than mere removal of dollar for dollar from our pay checks towards, “Strategic planning” but represents further destruction of our personal savings, wholesale destruction of our property rights, destruction of our careers and knowing destruction of our personal strategies.

This uncaring income drain and disintegration is largely unseen, but it is felt because it is personal initiative and development that won’t happen due to taxation and diversion of our productive efforts. Personal and individual dreams are suffocated as independence is destroyed.

Unless we as individuals exercise our sovereignty, as I’ve said, worse is coming.

The only way your life will count in Brampton politics is if you have more choice and more options, not less to make your life work well. We as individuals need more control of our money and savings not less. We need sovereignty not massive legislation.

You have been making good choices all your life by earning and saving what you’ve earned but a time must come to say no those who take it away. Almost 50% of your working life is taken by politicians who convince you, election after election to give and sacrifice, “just a little more.”

At 51% tax where is your sovereignty? With a regulatory regime that erodes your livelihood, what is there left to do without some kind of license, monitor and permission?

We deserve much better than this and so do our children.

We can say no to Brampton council’s impositions, we can organize to vote these spenders out of office. We can seek better representatives who will free up our economy and the recessionary mess politicians have created and won’t let go.

We can work towards repealing BIA,s and here, we can dismantle Brampton’s Downtown Development Corporation.

It is possible and crucial we work towards freedom in our lives.

Ted Harlson

Member of the Freedom Party of Ontario since September 2010


I am The Young

Brampton in another election mode
What’s your share? $17,000 per
of this cumbersome debt load
baby boomers will just defer.

And make you pay, young man,
For sins and wanton over-load
tax-less the young woman ban,
All will pay with no out road.

Ay! Such heartless, vile servitude
Should mark no man, but goad
And ride a mean, equal rectitude,
And vote out the old, blind toads.

Ted Harlson
Freedom Party of Ontario


Jun 16, 2015 Your share is now over $20,000

great men of truth

I have observed some wanting a platform grid for comparing Brampton’s electoral candidates. This may be helpful in judging candidates positions but there is an easier way.

Let us take a look at some specific and generalized truths.

Value is central to our lives. This general principle is so assumed in our daily living that it is pretty much taken for granted.

People pursue values. People go shopping, purchase vehicles, seek better jobs, good pay or good salary. We even pursue the best ideas we can find. Value pursuit is everywhere we look! Attaining values are rewarding and life enhancing. Value pursuit is also necessary, and moral in the pursuit of the greatest value of all: our own life.

What then would be the greatest societal value, i.e., political value in this relation? The greatest value would be that which leaves us free to pursue our lives how we wish.

Freedom allows the greatest choice and ability in pursuit of personal, life–giving values. The condition is of course we live in a rational culture wherein we respect others right to do the same. To bring this home, Canada’s constitution states, s. 7. “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof…”

“Right to life”, “Right to liberty”, and “Security of the person” have been honed for centuries by men who loved truth and encoded these general principles in law for us to personally benefit.

A candidates ideas can therefore be compared to political freedom it has or has not integrated in its platform. We can ask, does the platform and idea promote freedom? How? How not? Will the platform burden us and future generations with involuntary servitude and greater taxes? Will a candidates idea impose greater restrictions? Or enable greater choice? Will our personal dreams be free to flourish? Will our personal savings be drained or be under attack? Will this candidate endanger our personal security? Or will our personal lives and future be respected? Will our right to life be expanded? In what way?

As a concrete example, Brampton’s public LRT proposal is against this abstract, important idea of freedom. The proposal supposedly addresses traffic congestion but quickly loses plausibility when examined against the rights and reality of freedom.

Has the question been asked why we have congestion in the first place? You cannot blame the market. A market does not allow for congestion between supply and demand. A free market price system ensures flow, especially when free people are generally problem solvers.

Political controls. Political restrictions. Political leaders pretending to be market drivers are today’s recessionary bottle neck—and cause of congestion. The solution therefore should be geared towards political freedom, not public transportation and enslaving taxes. Brampton’s economy must be freed to develop value, not driven to bankruptcy.

Freedom is the political standard and guide for deciding which candidate to support. It isn’t easy to adhere to freedom, especially when serious problems exist, but our lives and future depends on it.


Ted Harlson at Brampton’s tax pit. The beginning of the City Hall expansion.
Member Freedom Party of Ontario