The Globe and Mail seems to think so:
MPP Randy Hillier (on Michael Schmidt's right hand side) and other landowners came out to the Newmarket courthouse in February of 2009 to show their support for Michael Schmidt in his court battle for legal raw milk. And that's Jack MacLaren immediately to the left of Michael Schmidt
“Randy Hillier has a way of complicating Tim Hudak’s plans.
Around this time last year, the member of provincial parliament for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington joined his colleague Bill Murdoch in refusing to leave the Ontario Legislature, both men making a noisy spectacle of themselves in protest of the new harmonized sales tax. It was a stunt orchestrated by Mr. Hudak, the new Opposition Leader, seeking to energize his Progressive Conservatives. But Mr. Hillier was never supposed to be part of it; when he joined in, party brass were as surprised as anyone else. Continue reading
This is a self-interview with the well-known Ontario raw milk advocate and farmer Michael Schmidt, who is running for the PC-nomination in the riding of Grey Bruce Owen Sound. This interview is “reprinted” from Michael Schmidt’s political blog where it is titled “Waking Up…..NOW”:
Michael Schmidt talks to a Sun Media reporter after one of his many Queen's Park news conferences
MS: Michael let me ask you first of all; why are you even considering going into politics? Continue reading
Michael Schmidt has just sent out an email suggesting that his supporters join the Conservative Party so they can support Randy Hillier’s leadership bid:
L-R:MPP Randy Hillier, Sean McGivern, Michael Schmidt and MPP Bill Murdoch outside the media room at Queen's Park prior to Michael Schmidt's press conference last winter
Hello Friends and Cow Share owners.MPP Randy Hillier is Running for the Ontario Leadership of the Conservative Party. He is currently representing the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and additionally holds a seat at Queens Park. This is the same man that fought for years without pay or recognition to bring rights of rural Canadians to light to reveal the unjust acts of governing bureaucratic officiers throughout his lead of the Landowner organization. He is now working to improve Canada and Ontario from within the government itself.