Kingston MPP seeks investigation into Randy Hillier

A letter from Kingston and the Islands MPP Ian Arthur to the province’s integrity commissioner regarding MPP Randy Hillier was released today.

In the letter, Arthur says his office received two complaints from Hillier voters alleging that their personal information was used without their consent for partisan purposes.

“During the weekend of September 4, my constituency office received emails and phone calls from MPP voters Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) claiming that their personal information, obtained by their constituency office through of the casework, it was used to sign them up for emails from both the People’s Party of Canada and the ‘No More Lockdowns’ organization, ”the letter says.

The letter continues that both whistleblowers claim they never signed up for such mailing lists, and one constituent, Rob Briden, even provided an email exchange in which Hillier admits to signing them up.

“I’m sorry you think freedom is spam,” Hillier responded to an angry voter after revealing that MPP owns “No More Lockdowns.”

“I had the impression that freedom and justice were important to you. You can unsubscribe at any time. ”

In the email, Briden says he initially contacted Hillier years ago regarding a labor standards complaint, at which point he signed up for Hillier’s newsletter without consent.

Although he says he did not care about the newsletter, he feels that sharing his personal information with the two groups in question was a privacy violation.

Hillier has served as an independent MPP since 2019 when he was permanently expelled from the Conservative Party.

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