Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - 2019-03-19

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F0.png Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' March 19, 2019, Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press, CTV News

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.

"Like many people, I had high hopes and expectations with the election of a PC government after 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, scandals, and harmful policies," Hillier said. "I could not stand by and tolerate operatives engaging in similar and more egregious acts."

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{{cite news | first = Shawn | last = Jeffords | title = Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' | url = https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/doug-ford-s-office-calls-randy-hillier-s-allegations-outright-lie-1.4342262 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = March 19, 2019 | accessdate = May 1, 2019 }}