Naughty or Nice: The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park

As we wrap up the fall session of the Legislature on December 11th it's time for another edition of my Scuttlebutt, and to take a peek inside provincial politics to see who's been naughty or nice, or just a nincompoop.

However there are a few things outside of politics that I want to share with you. If you’re in the area on December 14 drop in on my annual Christmas Hootenanny at Fiddleheads in Perth for some festive treats, music by the Bowes Brothers as we have a toast to the holiday season. You can find event details and RSVP here!

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From MaRS to Zombies: The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park

One week ago I was attacked by zombies right here in my home town of Perth. I’m generally on guard for these types of attacks while I’m in Toronto or at the Legislature, but was caught completely off guard  in Perth. You can see what I'm talking about by clicking here!

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The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park: April 25th, 2014

In addition to looking for warmer weather and Easter eggs last week, many people, including the OPP, were on the hunt for computer hard drives, emails and the truth that appears to have gone missing from Queens Park. During the hunt it appears the Globe & Mail may have stumbled upon another Government scandal regarding taxpayer’s money.

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Letter to CEO of Hydro One on customer service improvements

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, wrote Hydro One's President and CEO demanding a number of improvements to the company's customer service.
My letter to Hydro One CEO Carmine Marcello makes recommendations for administrative and technical improvements to customer service and billing- these are things that fall directly under his control. These are also the subject of the Ombudsman’s investigation.
 
The cost of electricity however, including the price per kWh, delivery charges, regulatory charges and debt retirement charges are the consequence of bad government energy policies and can only be rectified at Queen’s Park. Premier Wynne/McGuinty created this energy policy mess- Mr. Marcello implements her policies.

 

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Letter to Minister Naqvi regarding Bill 119

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, sent a letter to Minister of Labour Naqvi enquiring why the Government continues it's policies of mandatory WSIB coverage for independent contractors.
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Letter to Attorney General Gerretsen regarding BSL

In this letter to Attorney General Gerretsen, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, enquires why the government has made no effort to repeal Ontario's failed breed specific legislation.

 

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Letter to Energy Minister Chiarelli regarding propane shortage

In this letter to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, Randy Hillier (MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) expresses his extreme displeasure with the Ministry’s handling of the recent propane shortage in eastern Ontario.

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Amherst Island Ferry Transportation Environmental Study Report

On December 31, the MTO made available for public review the Transportation Environmental Study Report for the project; the public has until February 4th to provide comments or questions to the Ministry.

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Open Letter to Premier Wynne regarding Recall

Last week, I sent Premier Kathleen Wynne an open letter requesting her to support my Private Members Bill, Bill 124, that would allow for the recall of Members of Provincial Parliament. I asked her, in the wake of the controversies surrounding not just Toronto, but other municipalities across Ontario, to consider supporting amendments that would include all municipally elected representatives in the Province as well. 

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The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park- November 6th 2013

It has been a sad state of affairs lately given the endless political shambles of a few Senators, Premiers and Mayors. Their respective failings and falsehoods underscore why our democracy is in the shape it is currently in. 

However, I have remained busy and thought you might find some of my recent activity both important and interesting.

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