John Tory's Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is bringing scary back with the nomination of Lanark Landowners Association President Randy Hillier as its candidate in the riding of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. If it's government regulation, Randy's agin it, from seat belt laws to Health and Safety Regulations to the Safe Drinking Water Act . Not only that, Mr. Hillier's solution to these myriad of bureaucratic oppressions is...wait for it...wait for it a little more, because its good.........to have rural Ontario separate from the rest of the Province:
For rural Ontario to breathe freely once again the urban political noose must be cut from its neck, and a new province formed, liberated from the tyranny of the silent mob majority. A new provincial legislature, complete with its own constitution, that promotes justice, freedom and protection of private property and liberty, without infringing upon others is the answer. Rural Ontario must shed the shackles of apathy, correctness, and fear of controversy to regain its prosperity and democratic heritage.
According to Hillier, he will be helping the Tory Torys write their election platform:
"The Tories don't have their election platform.... outlined yet. Should I succeed, I can help shape that," (ColborneChronicle, February 8, 2007).
I wonder if they've chosen a name for the new province?
Incidentally, more of Randy Hillier's writings can be found here, and an interesting account of the Lanarck Landowners Association's attitude to government interference can be found here:
We don't mind government interference sometimes. We just think they should interfere when we want them to and get out when we want them to.
And isn't that everyone's dream?