Randy Hillier


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Randy Hillier, MPP Lanark Frontenac Lennox, is a co-founder of the Lanark Landowners Association, which was brought to life to address government imposition on the rights of private property owners, and to address the regressive regulatory impositions that government was bringing down upon farmers and business owners in rural Ontario.
In 2006, Randy resigned as President of the OLA in order to run as a candidate for the Progressive Conservatives. Randy was elected in the 2007 provincial election.
Randy a long-time resident of Lanark County, an electrician by trade and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), continues to co-publish and edit rural Ontario’s successful magazine “The Landowner.”

Most Recent Articles by Randy Hillier:

THE LAW IS NOT MEANT TO PREVENT ACCOUNTABILITY

Sep 19, 2017 — Randy Hillier

(QUEENS PARK) - Randy Hillier (MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) is facing an allegation of workplace harassment initiated by the Council of the township of Tay Valley.

The allegation asserts that by bringing the concerns and complaints he’s received from his constituents to the attention of municipally elected representatives, he had violated the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Further, the allegation also asserts that his opinions on the proper application, interpretation, and enforcement of provincial laws were unwelcome by the complainants, and therefore constituted “workplace harassment.”


Hillier & Reid: Parks Canada Needs to Take Responsibility for Flooding

Aug 17, 2017 — Randy Hillier

(PERTH) Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) along with his federal counterpart MP Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) have called on Parks Canada to help contribute to the relief efforts for those individuals and business affected by the recent flooding in Tay Valley Township.

“Last June at the height of the flooding, Scott and I sent a letter to Daniel Watson, the C.E.O of Parks Canada, outlining how policies at Parks Canada allowed the water level behind the dam at Bob’s Lake to remain higher than usual, which when hit with the unexpectedly high rainfall, resulted in an overflow at the dam and rapid flooding downstream,” Hillier explained. “We still have not received a reply to that letter.”


New Hydro Increases Looming

Jun 7, 2017 — Randy Hillier

Thank you for your note Ross on Hydro One’s application to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for a distribution rate increase.

Not only does the application request a distribution rate increase, but they are also applying to have the service charges on disconnection/reconnections, removal of load limiters, account collections and access to their poles all increased.


Subprime Policies from a Subprime Premier

Mar 6, 2017 — Randy Hillier

(QUEENS PARK) In response to the government’s recent announcement of planned hydro cost decreases set for this summer, Randy Hillier (MPP for Lanark-Frontenac- Lennox & Addington) questioned the government on why they continue to replace existing low cost generating facilities with new, high cost replacements.


Hillier Calls for the End of Cash-for-Access and Big Money in Politics

Jul 12, 2016 — Randy Hillier

(QUEEN’S PARK) MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) has called on the government to amend Bill 201 - Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, which is currently before a traveling committee, to prevent Ministers and other Government Officials from holding cash-for-access fundraisers with stakeholders under their jurisdiction.

“What we have heard is that our democracy has been poisoned and distorted at the expense of the people of Ontario,” announced Hillier. “I’ll be working tirelessly to ensure Bill 201 brings an immediate elimination of cash-for-access to Ministers and ensure that those in our highest public offices are not using their privileges to cash in for their parties,” Hillier proclaimed


Corruption Acceptable? Liberals Won’t Answer

Nov 6, 2015 — Randy Hillier

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) exposed the complacent nature of the Attorney General when it comes to holding her seat mate, the Minister of Energy, accountable for the questionable business practises being undertaken in the energy sector here in Ontario.


Ontario is paying twice as much for hydro than BC, Manitoba hydro is a third the price

Dec 2, 2014 — Randy Hillier


Power Outage

Jul 28, 2014 — Randy Hillier

(QUEEN’S PARK) Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, is continuing his efforts to seek accountability and transparency from Hydro One Networks. Hillier has once again written to Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin, requesting that his office investigate the significant number of extraordinary and unwarranted usage claims.


The Power of Protest

Mar 17, 2014 — Randy Hillier

(PERTH) – MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) has announced he will be among the speakers at the local protests against ever-rising electricity rates. Grassroots protests against unaffordable electricity rates are being held at cities and towns across the province on April 4th.


Hydro One Customers Need Action, Not Apology

Feb 26, 2014 — Randy Hillier

(PERTH) –Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, wrote Hydro One’s President and CEO Carmine Marcello today demanding that Hydro One Networks improves its customer service and gave a number of suggestions on how that can be done.


Hillier’s Efforts Move Ombudsman to Action

Feb 4, 2014 — Randy Hillier

(PERTH) – After frequent discussions and submitting hundreds of public complaints, Randy Hillier (MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) was pleased to learn of Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin’s intention to launch a full-scale investigation of Hydro One Network’s billing and administrative failings.


Out-of-Gas Government Short on Propane Explanation

Jan 27, 2014 — Randy Hillier

Perth, Ont. – In a letter to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, Randy Hillier (MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) expressed his extreme displeasure with the Ministry’s handling of the recent propane shortage in eastern Ontario.


Hillier introduces Bill to allow beer and wine sales in stores

Dec 5, 2013 — Randy Hillier

QUEEN’S PARK—Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill yesterday which would allow the sale of beer, wine, cider, coolers and similar beverages in corner stores and grocery stores across the province. Every province and state surrounding the Province of Ontario allows for the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores and convenience stores.


Hillier Introduces Recall Bill To Hold Politicians Accountable

Oct 30, 2013 — Randy Hillier

(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.


Enough Scandal. Grand Juries Could Be the Solution

Oct 23, 2013 — Randy Hillier

(TORONTO) - “Resurrecting Grand Juries could be the solution to ending Ontario’s countless political scandals,” said Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, after introducing a Bill to bring Grand Juries back to Ontario. Grand Juries would empower the citizens of Ontario to investigate public institutions regardless of the government’s willingness to call a judicial inquiry.