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.Read more
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.Read more
Published on January 19th, 2012 in the Toronto Sun
Attawapiskat and its deplorable living standard is not unique amongst our Indian communities. It is a consequence of a race-based, socialist policy found only Indian reservations. What we see today, although not intended, ought to be expected. When people receive handouts to be unproductive and face legal obstacles to improve themselves, Attawapiskat is the result.Read more
Published on January 17th, 2012 in the Toronto Star
Hillier said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty should not resume funding to the Labourers’ International Union of North America Local 183 training fund until its board of union and management trustees “cleans up” operations and become more accountable.
“There shouldn’t be any funding from any ministries to an organization like this that has shown such a cavalier attitude and disrespect to its members and the public,” Hillier said in an interview. “The government should be loath to continue funding a centre where there is a clear lack of accountability and money is being spent inappropriately.”
Anti-bullying legislation might exacerbate the problem it's meant to correct, writes Randy Hillier
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 4th, 2012
Unlike many elected people, I don't believe in beating around the bush when it comes to discussing public policy. My concern is heightened when I come across a policy that is intentionally deceptive and crafted by wordsmiths for political spin.