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Ontario MPP Randy Hillier has been permanently suspended from Twitter

Ontario independent MPP Randy Hillier was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after months of speaking out against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and other public health measures.

The news comes after Ottawa police recently disclosed that they were investigating the MPP’s Twitter activity over comments related to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest in the capital city.

In messages sent to CTV News Toronto, the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP said the social media platform suspended his account because he “told the truth.”

“I made a mistake and stated a fact that Twitter found objectionable,” he said Tuesday, adding that his remarks were in relation to Pfizer documents released last week about deaths due to vaccination.

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In a statement to CTV News Toronto, Twitter Canada confirmed that the account was permanently suspended for violating “our” COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy.”

The MPP has faced criticism in the past for his comments and behavior on social media.

In February, the Ontario legislature passed a resolution that Hillier would not be recognized by the speaker until he apologized for his conduct on social media.

The MPP has made racist and discriminatory social media statements about Federal Transportation Minister Omar Alghbra, and also reportedly wrote posts that were emphasizing calls for violence.

In addition, as the convoy protests were being dispersed in late February, Hillier reportedly told his followers on Twitter to “keep calling” emergency phone lines in Ottawa while police called people. was requested to stop.

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In November last year, Hillier also apologized for a post in which he used the names and photographs of people who, without evidence, suggested that he died due to a COVID-19 vaccination.

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