Hillier Tables Workers' Choice Legislation

(Queen's Park) - MPP Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Labour Critic, introduced legislation today to defend workers’ choice. Randy was joined at Queen’s Park today with various contractors from across Ontario. The Defending Employee’s Rights Act (Collective Bargaining and Financial Disclosure by Trade Unions), 2012, is the start of a series of labour reform Bills that Randy Hillier will be introducing in the coming weeks.

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Hillier Restores Trust in Broken Arbitration System

(QUEEN’S PARK) - MPP Randy Hillier, Ontario PC Critic for Labour, tabled The Trust in Arbitration Act yesterday. The legislation is the Ontario PC’s strong response to the McGuinty Government’s ongoing shell game with public sector union negotiations.

“For several years now we Conservatives, along with countless others, have told this Liberal government that Ontario’s arbitration system needs to be fixed for the broader public service,” said Hillier yesterday in the Legislature, “or, in light of our recent and poor economic performance, Ontario’s broader public hindrance.”

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A Dogs Day Afternoon

(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.

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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 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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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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