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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Turns On His Own

Three would-be leaders of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives made obeisance to the Ontario Landowners Association last weekend, horrifying their caucusmate who helped found the group.Christine Elliott, Vic Fedeli and Lisa MacLeod, all senior Tory MPPs, went to an “international property rights conference” the association held in Kanata Saturday. Speakers included former Australian politician Len Harris (the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Turns On His Own

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier On PCPO Reform: Still Crazy After All These Years

Randy, like many PCPO mpps lately, has been advocated democratic reform for the Ontario Progessive Conservative party.  No concrete new policies on offer yet, unless you count ditching all the old policies.  I took to twitter, and noted how, as part of this repositioning, Randy seems to have softened his views on union bashing and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier On PCPO Reform: Still Crazy After All These Years

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Speaks! Points Finger Of Blame!

Guy’s definitely got class.  All of it 3rd.

From his facebook page; he’s referring to this article.  Worth noting that, when Hudak was an advocate fior ditching the Rand formula, Randy was behind him 100%.  Randy’s usually just right of Attila The Hun, but in the wake of the PCPO ass-whupp’n he’s gone all soft and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Speaks! Points Finger Of Blame!

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: And They Wonder Why More Women Don’t Get Into Politics

In an interview in 2012, Hilary Clinton was asked “Which designers do you prefer?” Her response was brilliant: “Would you ever ask a man that question?”

Says journalist Mary Elizabeth Williams: That terse exchange over her wardrobe … exemplifies everything that endears Clinton to her supporters – and everything that exasperates so many of . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: And They Wonder Why More Women Don’t Get Into Politics

Aaron Manton: Ontario Election: Sloppy Progressive Conservative Web Slip-Ups

Between multiple events involving organizations the Ontario Progressive Conservatives oppose funding and an uncomfortably embarrassing botched presser on board a TTC subway, Tim Hudak can barely catch a break this election season. Indeed, as is apparent from ceaseless mishaps and slip-ups, the PC’s are running by far the sloppiest campaign of the major parties. The . . . → Read More: Aaron Manton: Ontario Election: Sloppy Progressive Conservative Web Slip-Ups

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Randy Hiller and Being Careful What you Wish For

We were in the Napanee area on Saturday and I noticed the Randy Hillier signs. Not a lot, but a few. Hillier is the Conservative incumbent for the riding of Lanark – Frontenac – Lennox and Addington. This riding was only created in 2003, so for the 2007 election, all candidates were new.

He . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Randy Hiller and Being Careful What you Wish For

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ah Well, We Still Have Randy Hillier

Doug Ford is not running for provincial office. Says focus is on getting his brother re-elected— Ben Spurr (@BenSpurr) February 20, 2014

Time to step up, Randy.  Say something barbaric that will kill PCPO chances in the GTA.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier: Ontarions, You Are Lazy

Follow the man’s argument:

The proverb “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” refers to a family’s generational cycle through poverty and prosperity; does this proverb also reflect Ontario’s political generations?The proverb demonstrates a timeless truth that the family’s first generation start off with little, and with hard work create a financial fortune. The second generation . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier: Ontarions, You Are Lazy

BigCityLib Strikes Back: OHRT Reform: Randy Hillier Comes Back Small

From his website:

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill to reform Human Rights Tribunals in Ontario. This Bill would allow the awarding of costs to the defendants in a Human Rights Tribunal if their defense is successful. Currently only plaintiffs are awarded costs. This is inconsistent with all other courts.

Not . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: OHRT Reform: Randy Hillier Comes Back Small

OPSEU Diablogue: Not your Bill Davis Tories: Ont PCs formally adopt U.S. tea-party labour politics

The Ontario PCs almost walked away from the brink this weekend. Last year the provincial Tories introduced a white paper advocating U.S.-style labour policies that would undo the rights working people have had in this country for more than a … Continue reading →

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hudak Boots Hillier To Back-Bench! Will Randy Bolt?

TORONTO – It’s been a week for tough decisions for Tim Hudak.

Days after he was forced to drop Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman from the prestigious finance critic role, the PC leader has dumped controversial rural maverick Randy Hillier from his critic portfolio, moved him to the backbench and stripped him of his committee responsibilities.

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hudak Boots Hillier To Back-Bench! Will Randy Bolt?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier On Wind: Hypocritical In How Many Ways?

I count at least two:

KINGSTON – If Amherst Island residents opposed to a planned wind project resort to trying to slow down construction by obstruction, their provincial representative says he will be there to support them.“(Non-violent) civil disobedience is an acceptable means in the right situations,” said Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington.“Should . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier On Wind: Hypocritical In How Many Ways?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier, Then And Now

Tory MPP Randy Hillier has been taking some flack over on his Facebook page for condemning Idle No More  protests after having  having engaged in some highway blocking himself back in the day.  Here’s his initial statement:

McGuinty states”In our democracy, we do not direct the police, that would be inappropriate” Either Dalton does not understand his responsibility or is . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier, Then And Now

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Which Federal Conservative MP Spoke At Illegal

…401 blockade.  This one.  Mind you, Scott Reid is still a back-bencher.  The whole illegal protesting gig didn’t work out for him as well as for some.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Who Did This?

Canada’s busiest Highway 401 and the International Bridge  at Johnstown Ontario to the USA were closed for 3 hours…

Hint: Tim Hudak gave him a position in his shadow cabinet.

OPSEU Diablogue: Perth and Smiths Falls communities meet tonight and tomorrow to tackle deep hospital cuts

Tonight is the first of two community meetings around cuts to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Cuts at the two-site rural hospital corporation are particularly severe. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is seeking to find 6 … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Tories use think tank notorious for fabricating evidence to support white paper

It is interesting that the Ontario Tories quote the Pacific Research Institute in this week’s white paper on labour. In the paper, the Tories say the average yearly economic growth in U.S. States with voluntary union rules is 4.4 per cent compared … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario PC white paper plans to take labour legislation back to the 19th century

The Ontario PCs have staked out a far-right position on labour with the release Wednesday of their white paper “Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets.” For Ontario’s heavily organized health care sector, this is a ‘sit up and pay attention moment,’ … Continue reading →

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Has Left The Building

 …or at least quit the OLA.  Over this.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Breaks With Ontario Landowners Association

…over Crown Land Patents. 

While IANAL, some of the powers ascribed to these documents by people at the OLA–wave it in front of a government official trying to gain access to your property and he will apparently melt–seem downright bizarre.  Furthermore, Lanarck MPP Randy Hillier seems to have contacted a real lawyer, and as a result . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Randy Hillier Breaks With Ontario Landowners Association

Montreal Simon: The Idiot Tale of Randy Hillier and the Bullies

I realize that the Ontario Con Randy Hillier is a mouth-breathing redneck. I realize he’s not the brightest bulb in the universe.

But even I could never imagine that he would make such a jackass of himself by suggesting that anti-bullying programs are bad for bullied kids. Bill 13 is little more than a poorly disguised pacifier . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Idiot Tale of Randy Hillier and the Bullies

BigCityLib Strikes Back: What’s On Randy Hillier’s Mind?

A rocky economy? Declining manufacturing numbers? Wind farms, even? No! For anyone interested, Mr. Schmidt has ended his hunger strike.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Monday Morning Notes

 Junk-mail: this piece of homophobic drivel is circulating in a number of Brampton ridings.  It has been officially sanctioned the the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (note the boilerplate text at the bottom).  It is … . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Monday Morning Notes

Trashy's World: Ontario PCs stabbing each other with glee…

When I was a municipal pol back in the day, I didn’t have a whole lot of use for MPP Eves, but he did watch out for his constituents – much like Norm Sterling did. So it is a shame that Hudak’s right-hand hick man sees it fit to slam one of their own… BTW […] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ontario PCs stabbing each other with glee…

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Hillier: A 2 Hillier Day!

From his Facebook page today:Seems like Randy hasn’t got the ixnay on the mudfolksway message from Hudak Central; as of this morning he was still claiming that the McGuinty No Skills Left Behind tax credit was aimed at foreigners, rather than… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Hillier: A 2 Hillier Day!