Published in the National Post on November 28th, 2011
From the earliest days of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s reign, the voters of Ontario have come to expect that billions of dollars will be wasted on scandals and disguised or scurrilous government contracts. It’s old news that the Liberals spent billions needlessly because they could not keep track of e-health records, but now we are learning that another billion dollars has been lost on uncollected provincial fines.Read more
(QUEEN’S PARK) - MPP Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Critic for Labour, challenged the McGuinty Liberals to back down from their implementation of the College of Trades today. In Question Period this morning Hillier cited concerns from the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition, that the College of Trades will advance an ill-advised and dangerous agenda which will stifle job creation in Ontario.Read more
(QUEEN’S PARK) - On October 25th, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, was designated as the Ontario PC critic for labour by PC Leader Tim Hudak. Hillier served as the Labour critic for the PC’s in the previous Legislative session and is honoured to be chosen to once again hold the Ministry of Labour to account.Read more
(QUEEN'S PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington today tabled legislation that calls for the return of grand juries in the province of Ontario. This Bill is one of a number of amendments to the judicial system which Mr. Hillier has recently tabled.
“Throughout my career, I’ve been a proponent of freedom, justice and democracy,” said Hillier. Grand juries were once a key component of our justice system until 40 years ago and the creation of the Ombudsman’s office. However, with the exponential rise in the number of unelected, unaccountable government agencies, the need for grand juries has never been greater or more apparent.”
(QUEEN’S PARK) - Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Party Critic for Labour, and the PC Caucus have uncovered another new secret tax grab by Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal Government. Hillier demanded in Question Period today that McGuinty reveal the truth behind their new $50 Million work tax on Ontario’s hardworking skilled tradesmen. In 2010 Dalton McGuinty forced the Ontario College of Trades onto Ontario’s tradesmen – today the PC Caucus has learned that the College of Trades will force a $125 per person work tax each year on all 470,000 tradesmen in the Province.Read more