Randy Hillier, a member of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament, has been making a name for himself as he appears at and even hosted his own anti-lockdown protest. After receiving a court summons for January, Hillier’s next stop was to appear on Plaid Army, an openly antisemitic conspiracy live stream.
Hillier is MPP for the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding in Ontario, a seat he has held since 2007. One of few elected officials supported by the anti-mask movement, Hillier has been an outspoken critic of Doug Ford’s government since he was ejected from caucus in 2019. The removal came after he allegedly commented, “yadda, yadda, yadda,” to the parents of children with autism in attendance. Hillier said at the time the comment was directed at a member of the NDP, but the damage was done and he was suspended and then removed from the province’s Conservative caucus.
Since then, according to CityNews, Hillier has alleged "possible illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisors employed by Premier Ford."
Before joining the legislature, according to a 2012 profile in the Ottawa Citizen republished on his website, Hillier was an outspoken land rights advocate for rural farmers, and used disruptive tactics that included blocking roads with tractors, piling hay bales outside of Ministry of Natural Resources offices, and leading a group of farmers on illegal hunts for crop-damaging deer.
While he claimed to have left civil disobedience behind when he entered office, his time in the legislature involved many political stunts, including refusing to leave the chamber after being ejected, complaints against former Tory Leader Patrick Brown, and more. He was most recently in the news for his comments during a question period about COVID-19 internment camps, and leading his own anti-lockdown rally.
Joined by Plaid Army’s Jeremy Mackenzie and Derek Harrison, it was a tamer conversation than the show’s usual programming. Focusing initially on credible criticisms of how large corporations have been favoured by pandemic policy, Hillier briefly seemed to avoid delving into conspiracy theories about globalists, but before long was railing against the “socialist agenda” advanced by the United Nations he feels his colleagues were ignoring.
“The Great Reset is just another one of these UN, global, bureaucratic initiatives that we should take seriously,” Hillier said. “This is how policy works.” “The Great Reset” is a conspiracy theory that claims that the prime minister is ushering in a group of world leaders to nefariously take control under cover of the pandemic -- a rehashing of the “globalist” New World Order conspiracy theory.
He also had some choice words for The Line, a prominent anti-lockdown group, looking like “some kind of spin-off of antifa.”
Regardless of the MPP’s thoughts on his fellow anti-mask advocates, a sitting member of the Ontario legislature appearing on a program that openly spreads misinformation and racist messaging is clearly inappropriate. Both Mackenzie and Harrison frequently trade in racist and antisemitic language in their videos.
On a live feed with Matthew Murray Copeland and another vlogger in January of this year, Mackenzie took aim at women in relationships with non-white men, and what he sees as the propaganda of interracial porn.
According to reporting by ARC Collective, on Twitter, he has also claimed "You can't vote your way out of this...the only viable solutions are illegal and I'd be jailed publicly for saying them.”
In the same report, audio can be heard of Mackenzie discussing the book Day of the Rope, of which he apparently owns a hard copy. Day of the Rope takes its title from another piece of hate literature called The Turner Diaries, and references the day when “race traitors” will face death in the coming race war. Mackenzie’s copy, a work of fiction by Devon Stack, details a similar theme of young men who navigate the “ethical minefield of violent revolution as they try to reclaim their nation.”
On August 2, Harrison spoke with Travis Sherwood, another Plaid Army member from Calgary, about how “some people went through the Q[Anon] conspiracy, while that taught to listen and find things out for themselves, now it’s not just Q anymore. It’s JQ. You can’t just leave Q by itself, there’s a J with that Q”.
The “JQ” is the “Jewish Question” - the antisemitic debate over how to handle and treat the Jewish people. QAnon itself is a facsimile of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a debunked hoax text from the early 1900s which antisemites claim outlines the Jewish plan to control the world.
“I think JQ is the last stop when it comes to conspiracy... There’s no argument that can be had. The Kalergi plan isn’t a conspiracy theory anymore, it’s demonstrable, it’s observable, fuck, it’s repeatable on multiple ends. We see it for what it is,” Sherwood said during the conversation.
The Kalergi plan refers to a racist conspiracy theory that alleges that a plot to mix white Europeans with other races through immigration would diminish white identity, and create a society controlled by Jewish elite.
It’s also worth noting the comments during the live stream, including those from user “George L Rockwell of the Northern Order” who stated “Russia is funding the fake right-wing and the left-wing in US destabilizing US for Chabad,” and “Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. That’s coming for the non-Koshers.”
George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party and an antisemite who believed that the civil rights movement was a means for Communist Jews to control white people.
In an August 19 live stream, after the FBI Records Vault Twitter account bot tweeted a link to the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Harrison used the incident to suggest that the Protocols are legitimate -- it is not.
Harrison suggested that the error was proof of the legitimacy of the hoax, and that the FBI tweeted the link intentionally.
“This is a big, big day when the FBI tweets out the fucking Protocols of Zion. All those people that decided to leave the plaid army and said 'no, talking to [Holocaust denier] Ryan Dawson is just too far, talking about the JQ is just too far, you can't do it.' And then the FBI comes out and tweets something like this. Why would the FBI do that? To cause a ruckus? Do you think it'll make it into the news? Or is it just to wake people up and go through the different circles of angry people?"
In a re-uploaded video of Harrison on BitChute by another user he said, “To control a nation you will need control of the oil, control of the communication, control of the politicians, control of the food, and control of the media. Who are the families that own these in Canada?... I’m gonna allow you guys to do your own research on this and find the one common denominator between all those families.”
The video then jumps to an edited clip of Senator Bernie Sanders addressing a classroom:
“What about Jewish people? What’s different? How are they different?... Their religious beliefs were different, but also they were greedy and selfish people, also had strange sexual habits and so forth and so on.”
In the video, Harrison also described the Anti-Defamation League’s sole purpose as “getting off Jewish people for crimes that they did not believe they were guilty for. They follow their own laws and their own book. Just the same as the Muslims don’t believe in the laws of the land, they believe in the laws of their book.”
In addition to antisemitism, Harrisson has also touted transphobic, misogynist, and anti-Muslim beliefs that he shares regularly on his Youtube channel. Harrison has appeared with Mackenzie hosting well-known antisemites Ryan Green and E. Michael Jones, and streaming their appearances on the white nationalist Red Ice website on their YouTube channels.
Red Ice has been banned from YouTube for violating their terms regarding hate speech and is another regular source of antisemitic, anti-immigrant, and overtly fascist content.