'Outright lie': Doug Ford's office denies ousted MPP's claims of 'illegal and unregistered' lobbying - 2019-03-18

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F0.png 'Outright lie': Doug Ford's office denies ousted MPP's claims of 'illegal and unregistered' lobbying March 18, 2019, Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press, National Post

TORONTO — The Ford government was in damage control mode Monday, denying allegations that an outspoken legislator was expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus for raising concerns about possible "illegal and unregistered" lobbying by the premier's friends and advisers.

Randy Hillier, a veteran politician who represents the eastern Ontario riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, was ousted Friday after the party said he was unwilling to be a team player.

But in an open letter Monday, Hillier gave his version of events, claiming he was turfed after pushing back against party operatives who he alleged are silencing elected politicians.

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{{cite news | first = Shawn | last = Jeffords | title = 'Outright lie': Doug Ford's office denies ousted MPP's claims of 'illegal and unregistered' lobbying | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/hillier-says-he-was-punished-for-putting-constituents-ahead-of-tory-party | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Post | date = March 18, 2019 | accessdate = May 30, 2019 }}