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PC Leadership Candidate will Tank TBS Monopoly

Postby pootz » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:33 pm

http://www.hillierforleader.com/randy-h ... tribution/

RANDY HILLIER TO OPEN UP BEER AND WINE DISTRIBUTION

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, PC Leadership candidate, announced today he would allow competition to the foreign owned Beer Store.

“Beer distribution in this province is currently controlled by foreign companies.” Hillier said. “In these tough times we need to give struggling small Canadian businesses like corner stores, restaurants and hotels more opportunities.”

“Dalton McGuinty is costing local Ontario businesses millions of dollars, to the benefit of foreign-owned breweries.”

Hillier proposes to allow corner stores to be able to sell wine and beer. As well restaurants, bars and hotels would be able to sell off-sales to further help their businesses.

“These changes will help Ontario’s service industry grow and prosper, and provide more options for Ontarians” continued Hillier.

The Hillier campaign is anchored by three central principles: Freedom, Justice and Democracy.

Randy Hillier was first elected to the Ontario legislature in October 2007 – winning one of three new seats for the PC Party of Ontario – and was the party’s critic for rural affairs.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:35 pm

Let's hope this guy gets the leadership nod.
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Postby kmallett » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:58 pm

He's got my vote!
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Postby Bytowner » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:37 pm

Hillier is a libertarian whack job (well libertarian up to the point of gay marriage, then he magically turns into a raging social conservative). I'll drink Keith's for the rest of my days before this idiot becomes the premier of Ontario.
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Postby Hamilton Brian » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:43 pm

Bytowner wrote:Hillier is a libertarian whack job (well libertarian up to the point of gay marriage, then he magically turns into a raging social conservative). I'll drink Keith's for the rest of my days before this idiot becomes the premier of Ontario.


I won't go so far as to drink Keith's for the rest of my days, but the stance on ONE issue, meaningful to only a small segment of the population, doesn't justify a carte blanche ticket to the leadership desk.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:01 pm

He's a bit of an odd duck, and I don't think he's got a chance against Hudak.

But I'd never vote conservative anyway, so neither get my vote, hehe :)
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Postby Queef » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:24 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:But I'd never vote conservative anyway


kind of comment that explains so much about canadian politics.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:54 pm

Queef wrote:
SteelbackGuy wrote:But I'd never vote conservative anyway


kind of comment that explains so much about canadian politics.



Yeah I don't really want to get too far off track here, but they aren't really in line with my values and my thinking, so I'd not cast a vote for them......but that can change with time too. And I was raised by a Marxist mom, and a Blue Tory father. Go figure.
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Postby Queef » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:01 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:
Queef wrote:
SteelbackGuy wrote:But I'd never vote conservative anyway


kind of comment that explains so much about canadian politics.



Yeah I don't really want to get too far off track here, but they aren't really in line with my values and my thinking, so I'd not cast a vote for them......but that can change with time too. And I was raised by a Marxist mom, and a Blue Tory father. Go figure.


Fair enough. Usually that thinking shouldn't be as black and white as people make it out to be.
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Postby Tapsucker » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:20 pm

There has got to be a better way to get rid of the TBS monopoly. Free enterprise should not automatically require a return to the stone age.

Besides it's a little incongruous since the TBS is just the kind of monopoly on corporate welfare the conservatives so treasure.
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Postby $ » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:23 pm

Tapsucker wrote:There has got to be a better way to get rid of the TBS monopoly. Free enterprise should not automatically require a return to the stone age.


The stone age was not free enterprise. Free enterprise brings us out of the stone age.
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Postby Tapsucker » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:28 pm

$ wrote:
The stone age was not free enterprise. Free enterprise brings us out of the stone age.


That was not my point. My point was that to get free enterprise, we should not have to return to a social conservative backwater with spiteful tribes out to undermine each other in the name of ideology.
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Postby icemachine » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:37 pm

Tapsucker wrote:
$ wrote:
The stone age was not free enterprise. Free enterprise brings us out of the stone age.


That was not my point. My point was that to get free enterprise, we should not have to return to a social conservative backwater with spiteful tribes out to undermine each other in the name of ideology.


Stone Age? I thought that was High School :P
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Postby cirrosis » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:57 pm

corporations control the government, the government controls alcohol distribution, figure it out.
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Postby $ » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:29 am

cirrosis wrote:corporations control the government


The beer corporations do? Rather odd they only do so in Ontario...



Tapsucker wrote:That was not my point. My point was that to get free enterprise, we should not have to return to a social conservative backwater


ahhh... agreed. I don't really think the PC's really are much into free enterprise anyway, mostly just talk.

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