Queen's Park Scuttlebutt: Ontario's Budget, BSL and Private Members' Rights

Much of what happens in Ontario politics never makes it into the media. I am one of many voices and representatives at Queen’s Park; here’s a bit of what I have been doing to represent my constituents’ interests, and for the betterment of Ontario.

Ontario's Budget

There's been a lot of discussion between the Liberals and NDP on how and when to raise taxes even more in order to get NDP support or this budget that raises government6 spending $ 2 billion this year.

Ontario has been riddled with job losses all because the cost of doing business in this province has spun out of control under Dalton McGuinty. I cannot support this budget when it does nothing to address both the spending and jobs crises we have here in Ontario.

I have my own thoughts and views on the current proposed Liberal budget, but I'd also like to hear your views and concerns.

What budget amendments or changes would you propose to ensure Ontario gets back on the right track?
Click here to have your say.

Introduction of Bills

The people and the economy of Ontario cannot afford any new taxes or tax increases.
That in mind I introduced the Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act, 2012 and The Costing of Public Bills Act, 2012.
Read, view, and hear more: Introduction to the Legislative Assembly (Video) - Press Release - 1010 NewsRadio Interview - Sun News Interview

Motions for Greater Private Member Rights

I introduced two motions that will transform Queens Park and the role of private members. These motions will bring greater rights and responsibilities for private members to challenge unfair regulations.
Click here to read more.

Constitution Day March 29

In the House I tabling a bill called an Act To Proclaim March 29th Constitution Day .
Click here to read more

Hillier and Reid team up for AED cause

When someone has a serious health problem you never know when or where that’s going to happen . Click here to read more about my efforts with Scott Reid to help
provide funding for small towns and communities to acquire Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Click here to read more

This week I will be introducing additional taxpayer protection legislation with a new arbitration act Bill that would limit the extravagant increases awarded to the public service through their collective agreements and excessive arbitration awards

Bill 16 (Breed Specific Legislation) in Committee

The Second Reading vote passed on recorded division 51-26 and the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills.
Committee hearings will begin on Wednesday April 18th at 8am. Click here on Wednesday to find the link to the Committee video stream and watch witness testimony.

Best regards,

Randy Hillier, MPP
Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington