(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.
“Having served as critic for the past two years, I understand the necessity of advocating for improved labour practices while acknowledging the challenges our employers and workers face on a daily basis in the Province of Ontario,” said Hillier. “The Ministry of Labour must have a vision for facilitating and encouraging good business practices, and create a level playing field for all employers and employees- we can't have a Ministry that gives advantage to one group at the expense of another."
The Ministry of Labour’s mandate is to administer workplace standards and to encourage greater workplace self-reliance. The MOL introduced more legislation than any other Ministry of the provincial government last session, such as the TTC Labour Disputes Resolution Act and the Occupational Workplace Health and Safety Amendment Act.
“I look forward to ensuring that the same level of scrutiny I imposed on their past legislation will carry over into this session,” said Hillier. “I will ensure that the legislation introduced by the Ministry of Labour benefits all workers in this province, not just the special interests of the McGuinty Liberals.”