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.Read more
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.”
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.
Published on March 8th, 2012 in the Frontenac News as a Letter to the Editor
Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Natural resources (MNR) proposed new regulations to protect the gray rat snake. These regulations include three levels of exclusion zones around the snakes’ habitat reaching out as far as one kilometre from their known haunts. And just in case if you forgot how the MNR works, these regulations will restrict or prevent what you can do on your private property without compensation if a gray rat snake is found within 1000 meters of your land.
Letter to Minister Bentley, Minister of Energy, expressing opposition to the Feed In Tariff Program and wind energy projects.
Hillier interviewed by Bob Snow on CFRA about the Drummond Report and the Ornge Scandal.
Apparently Liberal MPP David Zimmer is not alone in opposing Bill 16 on absurd grounds. Randy Hillier is interviewed on CHML 900 AM in Hamilton about Bill 16.
(QUEEN’S PARK) - MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) applauded Members of the Ontario Legislature for their support today in passing his private members bill, Bill 16, an act that will repeal Dalton McGuinty’s much despised ban on ‘pit bulls,’ at Second Reading. The vote successfully passed despite significant opposition from the minority Liberal government who refused to acknowledge a world-wide repudiation of breed specific legislation.Read more
Published on February 23rd, 2012 by the Canadian Press
TORONTO - Ontario's prohibition on pit bulls is unreasonable, unworkable and unfair, members of all parties in the legislature said Thursday as they passed a private member's bill urging the Liberals to lift the breed-specific ban.
Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier, who owns two dogs he said could be seized and destroyed under the Dog Owner's Liability Act, said the ban was introduced because of what he called a very few high profile dog attacks, mostly in the Toronto area.
Randy Hillier being interviewed on Jerry Agar's show on Newstalk 1010 discussing the Drummond Report and Mr Hillier's idea to tie public sector and politician wages to merit.