Lake88 In Focus: Looking back at Fall's Legislative Session

I joined Bob Perreault on Lake88's In Focus to discuss the last legislative session and the wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Randy Hillier: Being an Independent MPP More Civilized, Rewarding and Productive

Although unplanned and unexpected, my exile in March turned out to be a refreshing deliverance from a political party and a caucus that had devolved into a “Lord of the Flies” re-enactment, distant from the statement of principles encoded in the Progressive Conservative Party’s constitution.

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Perth Courier: Why is Sir Robert Borden hanging at the Perth legion?

Why is Canada’s First World War prime minister, Sir Robert Borden hanging at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion?

Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier presented a portrait of Canada’s eighth prime minister, who served from 1911 to 1920, to the legion on Friday, Nov. 15, which has been hung near the First World War section inside the the Hall of Remembrance at the legion.

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Smiths Falls Record News: Ontario Senior Dental Care Program officially announced in Smiths Falls

Check out Grandpa’s smile!

MPP Steve Clark and fellow MPP, Randy Hillier joined Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit staff at the Rideau Community Services site in Smiths Falls to launch the Ontario Senior Dental Care Program.

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Toronto Sun: Propane shortage hitting Ontario and Quebec as rail strike goes on

The CN Rail strike is about to make itself felt as a propane shortage grips the country.

This isn’t something that will simply hurt those looking to throw a steak on the BBQ, it will hurt farmers trying to dry crops that have just come off the fields as well as the many people across rural areas who heat their homes with propane.

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CBC: Details scarce on Tarion's successor

Laura Osman · CBC News · Posted: Nov 20, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 20

If designated, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority would be responsible for reforming the way home builders are governed in Ontario. (CBC)

The head of the new organization tasked with replacing Tarion says he plans to take the auditor general's scathing criticism into account as he overhauls the province's home-building industry, but critics still have their doubts anything will change.

Tarion, an arms-length government agency that regulates the industry and is supposed to ensure builders honour their warranties, has come under fire from homeowners and their advocates, the government and most recently, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, who characterized Tarion's relationship with builders as far too close for comfort.

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Frontenac Gazette: Repointing of Grace Centre officially under way

Jun 11, 2017 by Tori Stafford Frontenac Gazette

It may not have been with his usual ballpoint pen, but MPP Randy Hillier put his signature on the official launch of the Grace Centre restoration project another way: with a chisel and hammer.

Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, joined those from Southern Frontenac Community Services, as well as a handful of local politicians and township staff, to kick off the restoration project. The Grace Centre, originally built in 1861, originally served as a Methodist church before becoming Grace United Church in 1925. Now serving as a hub of activity for local seniors and community groups, the 156-year-old limestone building is undergoing a restoration project to repoint the masonry, thanks to a grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Ottawa Citizen: Ontario’s pit bull law is an ass, unenforced and ineffective

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 29 April 2014.

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Ontario’s pit bull ban is a cynical effort, even for politicians who excel at such sorcery.

 

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Hillier on Bill 83: "We need real legal remedies, not just band-aids"

MPP Hillier speaks to Bill 83, the Protection of Public Participation Act, and how Ontario's legal system needs real reform to better allow real people to get involved and defend themselves. Hillier recounts the case of Don Page, a resident of his riding and a former contestant for the Ontario NDP leadership, and the inability to defend himself.

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Hillier Introduces Petition on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a petition in the Legislature calling on the Government to immediately provide Esbriet as a choice to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and their health care providers in Ontario through public funding.

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