Independent Member of Provincial Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Randy Hillier announced on the morning of Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 that he would be running for Premier of Ontario in the next provincial election with a newly-formed Ontario PPC party.
He made the announcement at a rally against vaccine mandates in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square.
“I’ve got a little bit of announcement…you may have seen some paperwork going around the audience today. We’re gonna fight this politically as well. The purple wave is coming to Ontario,” Hillier announced to the crowd. “We want to fight for freedom, for justice, for democracy, for fairness,” he continued.
“We have to fight this everywhere. But this is a cultural war, and how we win cultural wars is also at the ballot box…the purple wave is here, and we’ll be on the ballot box, and I’ll be leading them for the June election in 2022,” Hillier said, to cheers from the gathered crowd.
Randy Hillier was previously a member of the Progressive Conservative Party until he was ousted from the party in 2019.
The 43rd general election in Ontario is expected to take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022.