Hillier Tips the Bill, to Protect Employees' Tips

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, rose on Thursday May 30th to speak in support of MPP Michael Prue's "Protecting Employees' Tips Act", albeit with reservations.

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Liberal-NDP Powerplay Squeezes the Little Guy

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, speaks to the McGuinty-Wynne Government's budget motion on Wednesday the 29th of May and calls on the Government and the Third Party to do right by the people of Ontario and address their real concerns.

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Hillier presents petition to end Drive Clean

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, presented a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario demanding the end of the Drive Clean program.

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Hillier calls for 1-1 ratio for electricians

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, spoke in the House on Wednesday May 29th reviewing his experience as an electrician presenting to the College of Trade's electrician ratio review.

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Hillier Responds to Bill 36 - Local Food Act

Randy responded to Bill 36 - The Local Food Act - in the Legislature during debate at Second Reading. Randy expressed his concerns that there are far greater boundaries that prevent local farmers from producing and selling their products, and that a food awareness week will do very little to tear down these barriers. 

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Hillier Speaks to Stratford & Area Builders Association

Hillier was invited to be the Guest Keynote Speaker at the most recent Stratford & Area Builders Association Dinner Meeting. Hillier's speech touched on several different issues facing builders in Ontario, most importantly the new requirements for mandatory workplace insurance coverage as a result of Bill 119.

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Lake 88 In Focus Interview: An Update from Queen's Park

I sat down with Ian Sutton today during his In Focus segment on Lake 88 and we discussed the new exorbitant eco-fees on farm tires, changes at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and a host of other things. 

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Hillier: "We need to protect municipalites' capacity to pay"

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, rose in the House today in support of MPP Jim Wilson's "Capacity to Pay Act". Local municipalities have been fiscally hand-strung by arbitration decisions awarding millions of dollars to more than well-compensated public sector workers, who make between 15-30% more than their private sector counterparts. Instead of driving up property taxes on young families, on seniors and on hard-working folks across the Province, we need to reform our arbitration system to realize that places like Smiths Falls have a different capacity to pay than Windsor or Sudbury or Toronto do.

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Hillier: "Public debate is what protects democracy"

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, speaks to Bill 11 and makes clear the point that public debate is one of the few methods we have to safeguarding democracy. Without institutions to protect us from the excesses of "subordinate bodies" like third party agencies, we shouldn't be surprised when something like ORNGE happens.

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Hillier on Bill 11: "Liberals are beyond their abilities with ORNGE"

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, speaks to Bill 11 and argues that the Liberals are out of their depth when it comes to ORNGE. They are uninterested in debate - the only way we can protect the public interest is through debate - and have proven that the Government is ill-suited to running an air ambulance service.

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