Candidates for Reeve/Councillor in Stone Mills Township, Ontario, Canada:
As of this
present date (October 2, 2014) I have not heard any candidate for Stone Mills Township Reeve or Councillor promote the concept of usuryfree community currency as part
of their platform.
correct me if I have missed someone’s platform that advocates the Municipality
of Stone Mills take a leadership role in advocating a usuryfree community
currency as a partial solution to the ever-present shortage of usury-based, debt
I have been
a student of the usuryfree community currency movement since the early 1980’s
when Michael Linton created the initial LETS (Local Employment Trading System)
software to facilitate trades/exchanges of products and/or services in the Comox
Valley, Vancouver Island, BC.
evidenced from the various articles listed below, I have outlined that the
various problems associated with the ever-present scarcity or lack in our
orthodox, economic system of debt money, is directly and/or indirectly caused
by the design flaw of interest (usury).
And since the early 1990’s, I have been
advocating that municipal politicians take a leadership role is offering a
simple solution – probably best explained in the article titled: “The
candidate for Reeve or Councillor in the Stone Mills Township, you are invited
to familiarize yourself with (a) the problem and (b) the solution.
usuryfree community currency movement continues to grow and expand all around
the world and hopefully, some municipality somewhere in Ontario (or elsewhere)
will grasp to power and potential of introducing a beta project whereby a small
portion of property taxes can be paid with a usuryfree community currency.
municipality in Canada that accepts a leadership role and invites property
owners to pay a small portion of annual property taxes with a usuryfree
community currency will become the “poster city” for the usuryfree community
currency movement. Then other municipalities will beat a path to the door of
that Town Hall and ask: “What Are You Doing and How Are You Doing it.?” Will
the Township of Stone Mills be that “poster town?”
The concept has been tried and proven to be successful in Bristol, England; Brixton,
England; Nantes, France; Langenegg, Austria – and perhaps in others places that
I have net yet heard of.
articles below have been published at The UsuryFree Eye Opener – where
5.5 million readers from all over the world have visited and been reading the
878 articles that have been posted since the blog was launched in May 2006.
invited to browse the various articles and consider adding the concept of a
permitting a usuryfree community currency to be a priority during this next
four year term – whether you are elected or not…
Kennedy aka ‘Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy”
of Public Review
PS: John Turmel
(candidate for Mayor of Brantford, Ontario) interviewed by Vincent Ball of the
Brantford Expositor on Ocotber 1, 2014 – does promote the concept of a
usuryfree community currency (bus bucks): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlDpxWjncYM