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Monday, March 30, 2009

Highlights of Randy Hillier's speech

As mentioned by other posters of the Western Standard here, here, and here, Randy Hillier has announced his candidacy for leader of the PC Party. He made what has to be the best speech I have heard from a Canadian politician in years. Here are the highlights and greatest quotes:

“Our economy has gone from first place to last place in Confederation and we have a government that behaves and believes that its only role is to spend more, tax more, regulate more. They do not realize that when you’re deep in a hole, you ought to stop digging the hole deeper.

“Every society known to mankind is comprised of individuals. It’s evident that if individuals are responsible, self-reliant and independent, their society will also be responsible and self-reliant.”

“We are no longer responsible for our actions when we allow ourselves to blame others for our actions.”

“The proper and honest role of government is not every role. It has a role to insure that freedom and justice is found throughout the land.”

“It has become a legal system that preys on the financial weakness and ignorance or common people. It’s now a never-ending system of little justice where a guilty plea is less costly than a strong defence of innocence.”

“It is said by many that politics is the art of compromise. I believe this statement to be untrue. The true art of politics ought to be honesty. That requires principles and convictions, not compromise.”

“Spin is the omission of relevant facts and pertinent information. Political spin shields politicians from their actions and disguises poor policies with fancy words. The day of spin must come to an end.”

“The PC Party cannot simply disguise itself as a Liberal Party lookalike, holding a different coloured shovel while digging the same hole and expect Ontarians to choose us and not the Liberals.”

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on March 30, 2009 | Permalink


Gosh, Hugh, you're sounding less undecided. ;)

Posted by: Janet | 2009-03-30 12:57:24 PM

Wow is all I can say. I wish we had someone like that in BC; actually in every province and especially at the federal level.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-03-30 4:59:42 PM

An interesting candidate for the PC's. They should have dumped John Tory years ago...before he had a chance to speak.

Posted by: jim bender | 2009-03-31 5:15:53 AM

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