The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park: From Property Rights to Pitbulls

The Legislature is almost back in session and it's time another Scuttlebutt before summer's end. There's only two days left of discounted early bird registration for the Second Annual Canadian Property Rights Conference. I also want to give you an update of what I'm doing to fix issues at Tarion and Hydro One and to end Ontario's breed specific legislation.

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Hillier requests a Value for Money Audit of Tarion from Minister MacCharles

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, wrote to Ontario's Minister of Consumer Services, Tracy MacCharles, requesting that a value for money audit be conducted of Tarion Warranty Corporation.

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Response from Ombudsman regarding Hydro One Complaints

Randy Hillier requested that the Ontario Ombudsman investigate the billing practices of Hydro One as a result of a countless number of complaints received. Ombudsman Marin responded with the following letter. Hillier will continue to pursue this file as it progresses.

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Hillier joins constituents' protest to save Amherst Island

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, joined a protest against the proposed industrial wind project on Amherst Island on August 6th. Protesters, some of whom drove more than an hour to get to Perth, organized the rally to tell visiting Premier Wynne that she needs to save Amherst Island from this devastating green energy project.

Pictures from the rally are below.

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The Scuttlebutt from Queen's Park: Hydro, Property Rights and Putting Constituents First

While the legislature has been recessed, I've taken a breather from the weekly Toronto and Queen's Park smog. In between helping my constituents, I've managed to get some much needed painting, drywalling and insulation renovations completed on my house. Working with tools and being with constituents during the summer has been a welcome change from the endless partisanship at Queen's Park. But just because summer is here doesn’t mean there isn’t Scuttlebutt from Queen’s Park.

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Hillier requests Ombudsman investigation of Hydro One

Randy Hillier requests an investigation of Hydro One by Ontario Ombudsman André Marin. Hillier, the MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, is concerned with Hydro One's opaque billing practices which limit a customer's ability to hold Hydro One to account.

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Hillier response to Amherst Island EBR Posting

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, responds to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resource's posting on the EBR regarding land use and construction permits for Amherst Island.

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Minimum wage panel just another distraction

(QUEEN’S PARK) – "Instead of really fixing our failing economy, the Liberals are trying distraction and smoke and mirrors yet again," said Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, on the back of the McGuinty-Wynne Government's appointment of a minimum wage panel.

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Perth Courier: Hillier fed up with Hydro One Monopoly

Published on July 18, 2013 in the Perth Courier

You know something is wrong with Hydro One when more than half of the calls that come into my offices in Perth, Carleton Place, Napanee and Toronto are about the poor quality of service at Hydro One. I receive more calls from people with hydro problems than I do from people who have issues with all of the rest of the Ontario government, of all its ministries and of its more than 600 agencies, boards and commissions.

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Lake 88 Interview: Putting Constituents First, Hydro Bills and Property Rights

This morning I sat down with Lake 88's Norm Wright and had a great chat. We talked briefly about my views on the Canadian Senate and more extensively on my green paper - Constituents First - Empowering Local Legislators. We also got to chat about the out of control hydro bills that most of us are having to deal with in this Province, as well as other things to do with Ontario Politics. 

Have a listen and enjoy!

 

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