There is an article in the Star by Ian Urquhart. In it he discusses Randy Hillier head of the Ontario Landowners Association.
If you don’t live in a rural area you have likely had the good fortune to have never heard of this person. Some of us are not so lucky.
Believe me Mr. Hillier means landowners in every conceivable sense of the word. He believes he has the right to do whatever he wants on his land.
So if he pours toxics all over his land and it pollutes your well that is not his problem.
The ultimate believer in individualism. But you can read his own words.
“Complacent (sic), Ignorance, and Apathy (CIA).” He said the disease “generally attacks individuals living in dense urban settings” and added:
“Once infected, there is no known cure. The patient becomes addicted to watching the CBC, desires social housing, seeks out either welfare or bureaucratic employment, and has a strong preference for public transportation. Complete dependence upon government leading to eventual death is inevitable.”
It seems Hillier has sought out the Conservatives and plans to run in the next provincial election.Though John Tory is hedging his bets by saying that nothing is in any way official yet.
The landowners are also strongly involved with the de-amalgamation efforts. I know in our area these people are relentless. Even though amalgamation happened 5 or more years ago, it is still on their front burner.
They represent every negative quality of Tories.
Support for Hilliers’ nomination is support for drastic cuts to all social programs, to environmental programs and legislation, cuts to public housing and transportation, and ulitmately a return to a Landowners system of government.
A situation to keep an eye on.