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The MPP said he didn’t know what led to the assault charge
March 28, 2022
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier walked into Ottawa police headquarters Monday morning to face nine charges stemming from his actions during the weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” occupation of downtown Ottawa.
Outside 474 Elgin St., between puffs on a cigarette, Hillier spoke to reporters and painted himself as a freedom fighter being prosecuted for dissenting views.
The 64-year-old is facing two counts of mischief, two of counselling to commit mischief, one of counselling someone to commit an indictable offence, three counts of resisting or obstructing a public or peace officer, and one of assaulting a public or peace officer.
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