Amherst Island Wind Turbine Survey Results

For the past several weeks, people from across Ontario have had the opportunity to have their say on the proposed wind turbines on Amherst Island. Hundreds of respondents from across Ontario had their say - take a look at the results. 

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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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An update on repealing BSL in Ontario

I fully understand that the legislative process in this Province can be confusing and I thought it might be helpful to explain to you the difficult place our Bill to repeal breed specific legislation in Ontario is in.

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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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Hillier on Bill 11: "We need real reform for ORNGE"

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, spoke to Bill 11 today and called on the McGuinty Wynne Liberal Government to scrap Bill 11 and provide real reform at ORNGE. It's false conciliation to the victims of ORNGE's incompetence to pass such a weak Bill.

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Hillier tables petition to end BSL in Ontario

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, rose in the House today to introduce a petition calling for the repeal of Ontario's breed specific legislation. MPP Hillier continues to fight to end BSL in Ontario and is continuing to vent the frustration that law-abiding Ontario families have with the unfortunate Liberal policy. It's time to make owners responsible.

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Hillier gives Premier an A in Backroom Dealing

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, gave Premier Wynne an A today for her can do attitude when it comes to background dealing. Instead of investing in underachieving schools that don't have enough text books, the McGuinty Wynne Liberal Government is funnelling more money into the pockets of Ontario's teachers' unions. Instead of standing up for Ontario kids, they're happy to accept ad campaigns on their behalf from their union buddies.

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Canadian Heartland Community AED Challenge

Carleton Place – On Friday, the first seven Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) were presented to the recipients of the Canadian Heartland Community AED Challenge. Local MP Scott Reid and MPP Randy Hillier were on hand to award the new AEDs to the Smiths Falls Legion, Smiths Falls Civitan Club, Perth Legion, Lanark Highlands Township, and the Perth Golf Course.

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