Hillier out as PC labour critic
More caucus troubles are brewing for Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, one week before he has to face down a potential leadership review.
Randy Hillier is out as PC labour critic for sending an email to his caucus colleagues expressing concern that the Tories were using legislation to try to get more donations from a large construction
As Hudak held a news conference to announce the appointment of Monte McNaughton as his new labour critic, Hillier issued a release saying he did not violate caucus confidentiality because he never
leaked the email to the media.
Hudak says Hillier demonstrated a pattern of behaviour that strained relations with his caucus colleagues.
Last week, Hudak removed Peter Shurman as the PC finance critic after the Thornhill MPP refused to pay back a $20,000 housing allowance for a Niagara residence.
Hudak is planning more changes to his shadow cabinet, but would not say if Frank Klees will retain a critic's post after he joined Hillier in saying the Tories should allow debate on a leadership review at a policy conference in London next week.