Tie government wages to economic performance

Published in the National Post on February 21st, 2012

Don Drummond and his commission have now unveiled their highly publicized report on what the Ontario government must do to return the province to fiscal prudence. Their recommendations are provided with a gloomy impression that our day of reckoning is upon us. If Ontario continues with the status quo, the province is headed to bankruptcy.

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Ottawa Sun - Opponents of snake-protection rules smell a rat

Published on February 15th, 2012 in the Ottawa Sun

PERTH — Resistance against future “rat snake police” is already building in Lanark County even though new natural resources ministry habitat protection

While they willingly respect and protect gray or black rat snakes relatively common in the area, several local residents are writhing over proposed “draconian” regulations which they say would be counter-productive.

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Union corruption and Florida vacations

Publish on February 15th, 2012 in The Prince Arthur Herald

Imagine that you are required to donate your hard-earned money towards a charity with every paycheck you earn as a condition of your employment. You are led to believe that your donation is justified for the greater good for yourself and your colleagues. 

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Reserving a New Tradition

Published on January 19th, 2012 in the Toronto Sun

Attawapiskat and its deplorable living standard is not unique amongst our Indian communities. It is a consequence of a race-based, socialist policy found only Indian reservations. What we see today, although not intended, ought to be expected. When people receive handouts to be unproductive and face legal obstacles to improve themselves, Attawapiskat is the result.

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Toronto Star - Stop public funding of union centre, Tory labour critic urges

Published on January 17th, 2012 in the Toronto Star

Hillier said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty should not resume funding to the Labourers’ International Union of North America Local 183 training fund until its board of union and management trustees “cleans up” operations and become more accountable.

“There shouldn’t be any funding from any ministries to an organization like this that has shown such a cavalier attitude and disrespect to its members and the public,” Hillier said in an interview. “The government should be loath to continue funding a centre where there is a clear lack of accountability and money is being spent inappropriately.”

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Sticks and stones

Anti-bullying legislation might exacerbate the problem it's meant to correct, writes Randy Hillier

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 4th, 2012


Unlike many elected people, I don't believe in beating around the bush when it comes to discussing public policy. My concern is heightened when I come across a policy that is intentionally deceptive and crafted by wordsmiths for political spin.

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Christmas Decorations on School Buses?

Randy Hillier is interviewed by Lorne Brooker of CJBQ Belleville regarding the ban on decorations on Tri-Board Student Transportation Services School buses.

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Bureaucracy and Red Tape Costs Contractors Their Licenses

(Queen's Park) - MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) questioned both the Minister of Consumer Services, Margaret Best, and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Glen Murray, in the Legislature today about bureaucratic confusion and incompetence in their Ministries that will result in a significant number of electrical contractors across Ontario losing their license to work.

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Hillier Tables Bill to Repeal Breed-specific Legislation

(QUEEN’S PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, today tabled a bill to repeal the breed-specific legislation passed by the McGuinty government in 2005, commonly known as the “pit bull ban”.

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Hillier discusses his Bill to repeal the Pitbull ban on CJBK in London

Randy Hillier being interviewed on CJBK in London about his Bill to repeal Breed Specific Legislation in Ontario.

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