Toronto Sun - Taxpayers get extra protection

Published on April 4th, 2012 in the Toronto Sun

TORONTO - Two bills proposed by an Ontario Tory MPP would make it tougher to skirt a taxpayer protection law or vote on legislation without knowing the full cost to the provincial treasury.

Tory MPP Randy Hillier introduced two private member’s bills Wednesday that would reinforce the Taxpayer Protection Act, which he says has been rendered toothless by exemptions sought by the Dalton McGuinty government to increase taxes.

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An Act to Proclaim Constitution Day

MPP Randy Hillier stands in Queen's Park to give first reading of An Act to Proclaim Constitutions Day set for March 29th of every year

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Ottawa Citizen - A day to celebrate our Constitution

Published on March 29th, 2012 in the Ottawa Citizen

What we don't know can hurt us, and Canadians' lack of constitutional knowledge is troubling to some who see the Constitution as the country's most important document.

According to the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a registered charity that defends constitutional freedoms, a national day to reacquaint ourselves with this under-appreciated document might be just what we need.

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Napanee Guide - Trainer worries for future of horse racing

Published on March 28th, 2012 in the Napanee Guide

Kevin Benn stands in the stall-lined aisle of his barn just east of Napanee. In the background his brother Barry grooms and harnesses one of the 17 standardbred horses that the brothers train and race at tracks across Ontario, preparing for a training session out on the farm's on-site training track.

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Napanee Guide - Hiller and Reid team up for AED cause

Published on March 28th, 2012 in the Napanee Guide

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, up to 45,000 cardiac arrests occur in the province each year.

This year, Progressive Conservative MPP Randy Hillier joins Conservative MP Scott Reid in providing funding for small towns and communities to acquire Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) with the Community AED Challenge, devices that can save lives.

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Hillier questions the need for Bill 30

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, debates Bill 30, Family Caregiver Leave Act (Employment Standards Amendment), 2012 and hi-lights the contradictions between the Minister of Labours responses inside and outside of the house. 

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Hillier blasts Liberals on their financial mismanagement, the Ornge Scandal, and their debt

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, debates Bill 46 - An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts or the fiscal year and blasts the Liberals and their financial mismanagement, their waste and their scandals.

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"A Travesty of Injustice": Hillier blasts the Liberals on Bill 34

In Queen's Park today, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, debates Bill 34 and the events of last summers G20 summit meeting.

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Toronto Sun - Time to repeal pitbull ban

Published on March 12th, 2012 in the Toronto Sun

Ever since 2005, after a nasty dog attack on an individual, Ontario has legislated a ban on pit bulls, imposed in the name of public safety.

The issue has been a topic of debate ever since.

Critics call the law “canine racism,” and say breed specific legislation (BSL), is vague to the point that it’s uncertain as to what constitutes a “pit bull.”

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McGuinty has made Ontario the land of mediocrity

Published in the Calgary Herald on Sunday, March 11th, 2012

As I was reading between the lines of the Drummond report, a penny dropped out from the political spin: Premier Dalton McGuinty's message is that Ontario can no longer compete with the likes of Alberta or Newfoundland because we don't have their natural resources.

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