The Chronicle Journal - Budget has Little for North

Published on March 30th, 2011 in the Chronicle Journal

Depending on who you ask — the provincial budget either forgot Northwestern Ontario or it has some strong

Depending on who you ask — the provincial budget either forgot Northwestern Ontario or it has some strong commitments to help the region for years to come.


One thing is clear: The only new item that could have direct benefits for Northwestern Ontario is an additional $10 million in the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, bringing it to a yearly investment of $100 million.

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The Chronicle Journal - Forest tenure process will end mill, 300 jobs

Published on March 26th, 2011 in the Published on March 26th, 2011 in the Chronicle Journal

In your editorial A Waste of Time (March 24) you refer to the staged and scripted exchange regarding the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act during question period Wednesday between MPPs Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle.

I have been closely following the parliamentary debate on the proposed forest tenure act and I’m very disappointed with the standard, scripted answers from the Liberal Party, especially Minister Michael Gravelle.

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Hillier Condemns Wasteful Spending at South East LHIN

(QUEENS PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington blasted the McGuinty Government today in Question Period. Mr. Hillier rose in the Legislature to question the Minister of Health regarding the wasteful and unaccountable spending occurring at the South East LHIN. 

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REM Online - Politicians push for private property rights

Published on March 21st, 2011 in REM Online

Two Ontario politicians have launched a proposal to get private property rights included in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Federal MP Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) and MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) announced they will jointly present resolutions in the House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to amend Canada’s Constitution, embedding property rights within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Net News Ledger - “Liberals have turned Northern Ontario into a have-not region of a have-not province”

Published on March 4th, 2011 in Net News Ledger

THUNDER BAY – “The McGuinty Liberals’ Northern Growth Plan is yet another hypocrisy perpetrated by a party which has failed Northerners time and time again”, stated Randy Hillier, PC Party critic for Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. “A ‘northern’ document originally penned by George Smitherman, the growth plan will do nothing to stem the tide of a Northern recession that the Liberals have created”.

 

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