Today I sat down in studio with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio's The Current to discuss my MPP Recall Legislation and the need for it in Canadian politics. I was joined by Canada's former Chief Electoral Officer Jean Pierre Kingsley. We had a very thoughtful and thorough discussion about the merits of the Legislation. Have a listen and enjoy!
Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, speaks to the Government's Small Business Act, 2013 and relays the actual concerns he has heard from small businesses. Reducing the number of small businesses that pay the Employer Health Tax is a good thing, but barriers like zoning laws, a lack of skilled and willing labour and high hydro rates are what's really killing small business in Ontario.Read more
Yesterday I spoke with Rob Snow on CFRA to chat about my newly introduced Recall Legislation. We spoke about why I think it's necessary that we have this important democratic tool and how it would work in practice.
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(TORONTO) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a petition in the Legislature calling for redevelopment funding for the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH). A lack of funding has hindered the hospital's ability to provide health services in this fast growing municipality. The petition has over a thousand signatures, and they keep coming in.Read more
(TORONTO) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill that would hold politicians accountable to the citizens that elected them. The Election Amendment Act (MPP Recall), 2013 would give Ontario voters the opportunity to recall their MPPs and replace them. Recall elections are used in British Columbia, Wisconsin, California and several other jurisdictions as a way of making politicians accountable to the voters.Read more
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 30th, 2013
By Matthew Pearson
TORONTO — Randy Hillier wants to make it easier for you to fire your MPP.
The maverick member of provincial parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington introduced a private member’s bill on Wednesday that would allow Ontario voters to recall and replace their MPPs.
Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill that would expand jury trials to apply to provincial offences with penalties over $25,000 or offences that could end someone's livelihood.Read more
After the Gas Plant, Ornge and Pan-Am Games scandals, it's clear the people of this province need oversight of our public institutions. That's why Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill to do just that. Grand juries are a time tested method for the public to have oversight over our public institutions.Read more
One year after Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the Legislature, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, has introduced a Bill to limit the length of time a government can prorogue by cutting off the taps. Right now, a government can have a prorogation lasting up to a year in length. This Bill, if passed, would limit the length of time that the Lieutenant Governor in Council could continue to pay for the government to 60 days since the last time it sat.Read more
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 18th, 2013
By Matthew Pearson
OTTAWA — Randy Hillier was tossed from the Progressive Conservative shadow cabinet last month, but that suits the Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP just fine.Read more