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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EMC Smiths Falls - Unions launch campaign to stop hospital cuts

EMC News - The unions fighting the cutbacks at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital have started a postcard campaign aimed at MPP Randy Hillier.

"We want everyone we know to sign them," said John Jackson, president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 2119, which represents hospital workers at both sites, during a press conference at the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Smiths Falls on Thursday, Nov. 22. "We are looking at doing outreach in the community."

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Ontario being strangled by too many laws

Published in the National Post on November 28th, 2011

From the earliest days of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s reign, the voters of Ontario have come to expect that billions of dollars will be wasted on scandals and disguised or scurrilous government contracts. It’s old news that the Liberals spent billions needlessly because they could not keep track of e-health records, but now we are learning that another billion dollars has been lost on uncollected provincial fines.

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Hillier Accepts Offer to Debate Minister on College of Trades

(QUEEN’S PARK) - MPP Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Critic for Labour, challenged the McGuinty Liberals to back down from their implementation of the College of Trades today. In Question Period this morning Hillier cited concerns from the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition, that the College of Trades will advance an ill-advised and dangerous agenda which will stifle job creation in Ontario.

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