REM Online - Politicians push for private property rights
Published on March 21st, 2011 in REM Online
Two Ontario politicians have launched a proposal to get private property rights included in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Federal MP Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) and MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) announced they will jointly present resolutions in the House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to amend Canada’s Constitution, embedding property rights within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Net News Ledger - “Liberals have turned Northern Ontario into a have-not region of a have-not province”
Published on March 4th, 2011 in Net News Ledger
THUNDER BAY – “The McGuinty Liberals’ Northern Growth Plan is yet another hypocrisy perpetrated by a party which has failed Northerners time and time again”, stated Randy Hillier, PC Party critic for Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. “A ‘northern’ document originally penned by George Smitherman, the growth plan will do nothing to stem the tide of a Northern recession that the Liberals have created”.
Working Forest -Ontario politicians spar over forestry tenure changes
Published on March 3rd, 2011 in Net News Ledger and the Working Forest
Randy Hillier, PC Party Critic for Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry is condemning the Liberal Government for their unwillingness to help the foresters of Northern Ontario. “Northern communities that rely on the Forestry sector have been once again left in the dark when it comes to the McGuinty Liberals’ new Forest Tenure Modernization Act, Bill 151,” charges Hillier. “McGuinty’s new Forestry act sets our foresters up for failure,” Hillier continued. “All this Government seems capable of doing is adding more bureaucracy and excessive regulations by creating new Forest-LHINs, while granting the Minister arbitrary authority to break agreements and revoke licenses without cause.Read more
Petition Started Online to Amend the Constitution to Enshrine Property Rights
(Queen's Park) - Randy Hillier announces the launch of the following online petition:
That the Legislative Assembly pass the property rights motion tabled by MPP Randy Hillier, and take the necessary steps to enshrine property rights in the Constitution for Ontario.
Merit pay would work for politicians too
Published in the National Post on January 17th, 2011
With all the recent musing about merit pay for teachers, it was only natural for National Post columnist Kelly McParland to float the notion of merit pay for politicians earlier this month. Holding politicians to account financially, and not just simply at the ballot box, is an idea that deserves its own public debate.Read more