Ontario Legislature Condemns Randy Hillier’s COVID-19 Messages, Calls for Apology – .

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Ontario Legislature Condemns Randy Hillier’s COVID-19 Messages, Calls for Apology – .


TORONTO – The Ontario Legislature on Thursday unanimously called on an independent member who publicly opposed COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic lockdowns to apologize for “a series of unsavory conduct “.

Randy Hillier, who represents the constituency of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston in eastern Ontario, has frequently published disinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.

Recently, he published a series of photos of people who died, suggesting without evidence that they had died from the COVID-19 vaccination.

Family members of some of these people have told various media outlets that they are angered by Hillier’s post and have denied his claims.

Hillier, who was kicked out of the Progressive Conservative caucus before the pandemic, called on police to investigate the deaths.

According to Public Health Ontario, there are eight reports of deaths following COVID-19 vaccination that meet the definition of provincial surveillance. In one case, vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia was determined to be a cause of death in a person who received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In four others, the adverse events were found to have possibly contributed to the death but were not the underlying cause, and in the other three, the vaccine was not a cause of death.

Public Health Ontario says 32 other COVID-19 vaccine deaths that have been reported to public health units are “people under investigation.” They do not meet the definition of provincial surveillance, but investigations are underway.

“Preliminary information suggests that these events have occurred in people with multiple co-morbidities that may be related to the cause of death,” said a recent report from Public Health Ontario. “There has been no association with the vaccine identified yet. “

A motion passed unanimously by members of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday said the House expresses “its disapproval and dissociates itself from a series of unsavory conduct” by Hillier, particularly the publication using photographs of Ontarians. deceased.

“This House calls on the Member for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston to publicly apologize for this behavior and to refrain from any other behavior that is inappropriate and unworthy of a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,” the motion reads. .

Hillier used his social media later Thursday not to apologize but to retweet a supportive message from a doctor accused by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario of spreading misinformation.

Hillier attended various anti-lockdown protests and rallies, and received a ticket for allegedly breaking public health rules.

He broke mask rules in the Legislature four times, trying to enter the member’s lobby to vote instead of wearing a face shield. The Sergeant-at-Arms prevented Hillier from entering because of this, and Hillier alleged that it violated parliamentary privilege.

The President ruled against him.

“The Sergeant-at-Arms, reminding the member of his obligation to wear a face shield, acted correctly and in a professional manner … while the member for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston on several occasions, knowingly and, I would say, carelessly ignored order, ”President Ted Arnott said in his ruling.

“His conduct was reprehensible and should not be repeated. “

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 28, 2021.

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