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MPP Randy Hillier Charged After Hosting Anti-COVID-19 Lockdown Rally | Globalne...


Publication Date:
2020-11-26
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If found guilty of breaking Ontario's COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the penalty ranges from a minimum $10,000 fine up to a maximum of $100,000 and a year in jail. Randy Hillier, a Kingston, Ont.,-area MPP, has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act after organizing an anti-COVID-19 lockdown rally outside Queen's Park Thursday morning. Supporters banged pots and carried placards that read "Stop fake pandemic" and "Lockdowns make the rich, richer" on the front lawn of the legislature. Read more: No tickets laid at gathering organized by Hillier to 'challenge' COVID-19 gathering limits This is the second rally organized by Hillier in as many months to claim that the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns are unlawful and are causing more harm than good. Video of Thursday's event show almost no one in the large crowd wearing a mask. During Toronto's lockdown, only 10 people are allowed to gather outside. Hillier's gathering far exceeded that limit. Trending Stories Ontario finance minister resigns after highly criticized Caribbean vacation In dueling New Year's Eve messages, Trump touts record as Biden looks forward Story continues below advertisement On Thursday afternoon, Global News learned that Toronto police issued a summons to the Hillier, the organizer of the event, to appear in court Jan. 7, 2021. 1:59 Coronavirus: Medical experts address Kingston-area MPP's COVID-19 claims Coronavirus: Medical experts address Kingston-area MPP's COVID-19 clai...
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