Apparently Liberal MPP David Zimmer is not alone in opposing Bill 16 on absurd grounds. Randy Hillier is interviewed on CHML 900 AM in Hamilton about Bill 16.
(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.Read more
Published on February 23rd, 2012 by the Canadian Press
TORONTO - Ontario's prohibition on pit bulls is unreasonable, unworkable and unfair, members of all parties in the legislature said Thursday as they passed a private member's bill urging the Liberals to lift the breed-specific ban.
Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier, who owns two dogs he said could be seized and destroyed under the Dog Owner's Liability Act, said the ban was introduced because of what he called a very few high profile dog attacks, mostly in the Toronto area.
Randy Hillier being interviewed on Jerry Agar's show on Newstalk 1010 discussing the Drummond Report and Mr Hillier's idea to tie public sector and politician wages to merit.
Published in the National Post on February 21st, 2012
Don Drummond and his commission have now unveiled their highly publicized report on what the Ontario government must do to return the province to fiscal prudence. Their recommendations are provided with a gloomy impression that our day of reckoning is upon us. If Ontario continues with the status quo, the province is headed to bankruptcy.Read more
Published on February 15th, 2012 in the Ottawa Sun
PERTH — Resistance against future “rat snake police” is already building in Lanark County even though new natural resources ministry habitat protection
While they willingly respect and protect gray or black rat snakes relatively common in the area, several local residents are writhing over proposed “draconian” regulations which they say would be counter-productive.Read more
Publish on February 15th, 2012 in The Prince Arthur Herald
Imagine that you are required to donate your hard-earned money towards a charity with every paycheck you earn as a condition of your employment. You are led to believe that your donation is justified for the greater good for yourself and your colleagues.Read more
Published on January 19th, 2012 in the Toronto Sun
Attawapiskat and its deplorable living standard is not unique amongst our Indian communities. It is a consequence of a race-based, socialist policy found only Indian reservations. What we see today, although not intended, ought to be expected. When people receive handouts to be unproductive and face legal obstacles to improve themselves, Attawapiskat is the result.Read more
Published on January 17th, 2012 in the Toronto Star
Hillier said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty should not resume funding to the Labourers’ International Union of North America Local 183 training fund until its board of union and management trustees “cleans up” operations and become more accountable.
“There shouldn’t be any funding from any ministries to an organization like this that has shown such a cavalier attitude and disrespect to its members and the public,” Hillier said in an interview. “The government should be loath to continue funding a centre where there is a clear lack of accountability and money is being spent inappropriately.”
Anti-bullying legislation might exacerbate the problem it's meant to correct, writes Randy Hillier
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 4th, 2012
Unlike many elected people, I don't believe in beating around the bush when it comes to discussing public policy. My concern is heightened when I come across a policy that is intentionally deceptive and crafted by wordsmiths for political spin.