Randy Hillier cuts ties to landowner lobby
PERTH — Eastern Ontario MPP Randy Hillier has severed ties with the Ontario Landowners Association, the group he helped start, and which helped him get elected.
The split occurred over Crown land patent grants. The landowners association insists that by paying $50 to the Ministry of Natural Resources to get a land patent grant, it guarantees property rights because it refers to the original property agreement and trumps later laws.
Hillier doubts that but says he remains an advocate for property rights.