National Newswatch

Randy Hillier, the longtime provincial politician who downplayed the pandemic and was banned from speaking in the legislature, says he is not running again in his rural eastern Ontario riding.

Hillier made the announcement Thursday toward the end of a nearly 21-minute social media video, saying the political system is broken and can’t be changed from within claiming politicians don’t lead anymore, they only follow.

“The only way that we can ever get back to a free and prosperous country, a country that does have a representative democracy … is if we re-engage with people and help shape public opinion,” he said.

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