Hillier Designated PC Critic for labour

(QUEEN’S PARK) - On October 25th, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, was designated as the Ontario PC critic for labour by PC Leader Tim Hudak. Hillier served as the Labour critic for the PC’s in the previous Legislative session and is honoured to be chosen to once again hold the Ministry of Labour to account.

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Hillier Tables Legislation Reinstating Grand Juries

(QUEEN'S PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington today tabled legislation that calls for the return of grand juries in the province of Ontario. This Bill is one of a number of amendments to the judicial system which Mr. Hillier has recently tabled.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been a proponent of freedom, justice and democracy,” said Hillier. Grand juries were once a key component of our justice system until 40 years ago and the creation of the Ombudsman’s office. However, with the exponential rise in the number of unelected, unaccountable government agencies, the need for grand juries has never been greater or more apparent.”

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Liberals Force $125 Work Tax on Ontario Tradesmen

(QUEEN’S PARK) - Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Party Critic for Labour, and the PC Caucus have uncovered another new secret tax grab by Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal Government. Hillier demanded in Question Period today that McGuinty reveal the truth behind their new $50 Million work tax on Ontario’s hardworking skilled tradesmen. In 2010 Dalton McGuinty forced the Ontario College of Trades onto Ontario’s tradesmen – today the PC Caucus has learned that the College of Trades will force a $125 per person work tax each year on all 470,000 tradesmen in the Province.

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Liberals Play Shell Game with Northern Ontario

(Queen's Park) - Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Critic for Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, condemned the McGuinty Liberals for slamming the door shut on Northern Ontario families with their forest tenure legislation. Third reading on Bill 151 was limited to only 1 hour of debate this morning, after which the Liberals passed this dangerous legislation.

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Northern Ontario: Your Future is Worth 40 Minutes to Dalton McGuinty

(QUEEN’S PARK) - Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Critic for Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry, condemns the McGuinty Government for voting against crucial amendments to Bill 151 – Forest Tenure Modernization Act. Yesterday the Standing Committee for General Government met for only 40 minutes to complete the clause-by-clause amendment process for 151.

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Napanee Guide - LHIN backs acquired brain injury home plan

Published on May 5th, 2011 in the Napanee Guide

It was news that brought tears of joy to Hugh and Rosemary Finlay's eyes.

Southeast Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) officials announced they will write to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to seek support to build the Napanee Acquired Brain Injury and Rehab Home.

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Net News Ledger - PC Candidate Gilbert Angered by Decision on Bill 151

Published on April 21st, 2011 in the Net News Ledger

THUNDER BAY – “First they said they had heard enough from Northern Ontario on this Bill and there was no need to travel to the North. Now they have time allocated this bill which will shut down any further debate. Voters in Thunder Bay-Atikokan deserve a government which will listen to them,” stated Dr. Fred Gilbert, the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Atikokan riding.

Gilbert’s comments come as the PC content, “The McGuinty Liberals have once again closed the door on Northern Ontario with their decision to shut down the debate on Bill 151, Forest Tenure Modernization Act. Ironically, the Liberal Government filed the motion to shut down debate yesterday, the same day an opposition motion was being debated in the Legislature regarding the Liberals’ contempt for Northern Ontario Consultations”.

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Sault Star - PC critic picks forestry fight with local MPPs

Published on April 19th, 2011 in the Sault Star

Randy Hillier, Ontario's Progressive Conservative forestry critic, called out local Liberal members Tuesday on consultations over a new act that would govern the industry.

Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, held a press conference in Sault Ste. Marie in which he criticized the Dalton McGuinty government and local MPPs for canceling Northern Ontario consultations for a new bill introduced in February by the government.

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EMC Perth - Perth Food Bank receives $140,000 Trillium Grant

Published on April 7th, 2011 in the EMC Perth

EMC News - At a time when the Perth and District Food Bank is moving forward with both a new location and an exciting new pilot project, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has stepped forward to help make the transition a little easier. Local MPP Randy Hillier announced on Friday, April 1 that a Trillium Grant of $140,000 has been awarded to the food bank to help with expenses associated with the move to their new location at 190 Gore St.

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Northern Ontario Business - Have your say on forest tenure...in Toronto

Published on April 4th, 2011 in Northern Ontario Business

Stakeholders wanting to have their final say on the Ontario government's Forest Tenure Modernization Act will have to take to Skype or travel to Toronto.

A General Government Committee has cut spring travel dates to communities in Northern and Eastern Ontario and opted for its final consultations in Toronto.

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