Toronto Star: Independent MPP Randy Hillier challenges Ontario fundraising law, argues they're unconstitutional

A veteran MPP is challenging Ontario’s election finance laws as unconstitutional.

Independent MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) is arguing that his Charter rights are being violated by the province’s Election Finances Act.

That’s because under the existing provincial law, it is illegal for him to raise money for his political campaigns because he is no longer affiliated with a party.

Until Premier Doug Ford defenestrated him from the Progressive Conservative caucus in March for being outspoken, Hillier notes that he was able to raise money whenever he liked.

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