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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pro-Randy Hillier website pops up, insists we need to abolish the HRCs

I got an email today alerting me to a new website -- "abolishhrcs.ca".

The website is fairly minimalist, and looks to be a one hour job. In addition, it seems to be a Randy Hillier support site. Hillier, as Shotgun readers are well aware, is running for the Ontario PC leadership and has released policy which would, in effect, abolish the HRC in Ontario. An excerpt:

Across Canada, human rights tribunals are being used to silence Christians and force them to violate their conscience. This is just plain wrong, and elected lawmakers have a duty to address the emerging problem.

Finally – a politician is running for office who is prepared to do something about it!

Ontario’s PC Party is currently preparing to elect a new leader. One of the candidates – Randy Hillier – has proposed abolishing the Ontario Human Rights Commission and enacting freedom of conscience legislation to protect the rights of professionals and businesspeople of all faiths.

This is the first time that a candidate for leader of a major political party in Canada has put forward such a policy; but unless Ontario residents support the initiative it may be the last time!

The website comes with this interesting video, which focuses on the particular attention that Christians have received at the hands of the Human Rights Commissions:

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on April 30, 2009 in Freedom of expression | Permalink


Randy Hillier is the only true voice for conservative change.The other leadership candidates are just John Tory clones!

Posted by: Brian | 2009-04-30 2:57:40 PM

Brian, I agree and wish we had someone like Hillier as PM.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-04-30 4:52:09 PM

Perhaps somebody should tell Mr. Hillier that one no longer makes Human Rights complaints to Ontario's Human Rights Commission. That changed on July 1, 2009.

I suppose that it would be preferable to have a premier who doesn't know what he is talking about when it comes to current laws than to have a premier whose economics belong to the 1920s' and 30s' Russia, Italy, and Germany. But, is it too much to ask that a person know the brake from the gas pedal before saying "I should be elected as this car's next driver"?

Posted by: Paul McKeever | 2009-04-30 7:37:04 PM

That's a typo: July 1, 2008. But hey, there's an "out" for Hillier. My typing: as bad as his knowledge of the law.

Posted by: Paul McKeever | 2009-04-30 7:38:20 PM

"Perhaps somebody should tell Mr. Hillier that one no longer makes Human Rights complaints to Ontario's Human Rights Commission."

Perhaps this electronic rag can do a little more journalism and less wingnut propaganda.

Posted by: Liberal | 2009-05-01 9:41:05 AM

Emmanuel forgets to mention, does he, that he just happens to be Hillier's campaign manager?

Posted by: RevDave | 2009-05-15 7:51:45 AM

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