Working Forest -Ontario politicians spar over forestry tenure changes

Published on March 3rd, 2011 in Net News Ledger and the Working Forest

Randy Hillier, PC Party Critic for Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry is condemning the Liberal Government for their unwillingness to help the foresters of Northern Ontario. “Northern communities that rely on the Forestry sector have been once again left in the dark when it comes to the McGuinty Liberals’ new Forest Tenure Modernization Act, Bill 151,” charges Hillier. “McGuinty’s new Forestry act sets our foresters up for failure,” Hillier continued. “All this Government seems capable of doing is adding more bureaucracy and excessive regulations by creating new Forest-LHINs, while granting the Minister arbitrary authority to break agreements and revoke licenses without cause.

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Petition Started Online to Amend the Constitution to Enshrine Property Rights

(Queen's Park) - Randy Hillier announces the launch of the following online petition:


That the Legislative Assembly pass the property rights motion tabled by MPP Randy Hillier, and take the necessary steps to enshrine property rights in the Constitution for Ontario.

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Merit pay would work for politicians too

Published in the National Post on January 17th, 2011

With all the recent musing about merit pay for teachers, it was only natural for National Post columnist Kelly McParland to float the notion of merit pay for politicians earlier this month. Holding politicians to account financially, and not just simply at the ballot box, is an idea that deserves its own public debate.

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McGuinty acting like Regent

Published on August 17th, 2010 in the Toronto Star

Re: Hudak’s bad idea, Editorial Aug. 16

Your recent article on Bill 191 shows an understanding of the facts, but a very convoluted conclusion. While The Far North Act is criticized by everyone, you conclude this means the “right balance” is struck. Most people would conclude a bill that pleases nobody and harms everybody is the hallmark of an out-of-touch government.

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G20 crackdown reeks of tyranny

Published in the Toronto Star on Monday July 12th, 2010

Conservative MPP criticizes heavy-handed G20 policing as an attack on democratic rights and freedoms.

It has been said that in war, truth is the first casualty. Yet in the wake of the Toronto G20 summit, it is clear that truth is an unwelcome intruder within the realm of politics as well. Call it my inherent cynicism about politics or maybe put it down to my observation and experience, but the discussion and media coverage surrounding the G20 summit has been ignorant at best, or deliberately misleading at worst.

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