Canadian Press - Members of all parties support bill to end pit bull ban

Published on February 23rd, 2012 by the Canadian Press

TORONTO - Ontario's prohibition on pit bulls is unreasonable, unworkable and unfair, members of all parties in the legislature said Thursday as they passed a private member's bill urging the Liberals to lift the breed-specific ban. 

Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier, who owns two dogs he said could be seized and destroyed under the Dog Owner's Liability Act, said the ban was introduced because of what he called a very few high profile dog attacks, mostly in the Toronto area.

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Is it time for merit pay for politicians?: Hillier on Newstalk 1010

Randy Hillier being interviewed on Jerry Agar's show on Newstalk 1010 discussing the Drummond Report and Mr Hillier's idea to tie public sector and politician wages to merit.

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Tie government wages to economic performance

Published in the National Post on February 21st, 2012

Don Drummond and his commission have now unveiled their highly publicized report on what the Ontario government must do to return the province to fiscal prudence. Their recommendations are provided with a gloomy impression that our day of reckoning is upon us. If Ontario continues with the status quo, the province is headed to bankruptcy.

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Ottawa Sun - Opponents of snake-protection rules smell a rat

Published on February 15th, 2012 in the Ottawa Sun

PERTH — Resistance against future “rat snake police” is already building in Lanark County even though new natural resources ministry habitat protection

While they willingly respect and protect gray or black rat snakes relatively common in the area, several local residents are writhing over proposed “draconian” regulations which they say would be counter-productive.

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Union corruption and Florida vacations

Publish on February 15th, 2012 in The Prince Arthur Herald

Imagine that you are required to donate your hard-earned money towards a charity with every paycheck you earn as a condition of your employment. You are led to believe that your donation is justified for the greater good for yourself and your colleagues. 

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