“I know there has been a lot of debate about whether the 36,000 documents are all of the documents. I think the fact, as the government House leader said, that there are two letters of attestation, from Colin Andersen and from the Minister of Energy, should stand as making it clear that all of the documents that have been released.”

- Kathleen Wynne, September 25th, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2013

 

ONTARIANS DESERVE THE TRUTH – PCs TO MOVE ON CONTEMPT MOTIONS

 

QUEEN’S PARK – Four months ago the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals shut down the Legislature in an effort to avoid accountability and stop the investigation into the politically motivated decision to cancel the Mississauga and Oakville gas plants, PC MPPs Rob Leone and Todd Smith said today.

 

“The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals were so desperate to hide the full cost of cancelling the Mississauga and Oakville power plants, that they were willing to obstruct MPPs from doing their jobs on behalf of outraged Ontario taxpayers,” said Leone. “Ontarians deserve to know who is responsible for the $1 billion that was wasted to save 5 Liberal seats in the 2011 election.”

 

Leone made the comments while stating that he will ask the Speaker to re-introduce a motion that will have a Legislative committee report on whether the McGuinty-Wynne government should be held in contempt for refusing to release all documents relating to the cancelled gas plants.

 

“This is not only about the $1 billion wasted by this government, but also about the level of political interference by the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals,” Smith added.

 

“On numerous occasions between September 25th and October 1st, 2012, Liberal MPPs, including Premier Kathleen Wynne, stood up in the Legislature and said that all documents had been provided – only to find out on October 12th that the Liberals left out 20,000 additional documents,” continued Smith.

 

“It is becoming increasingly clear that MPPs have been obstructed from obtaining the truth about the gas plant cancellations. I intend to raise this issue with the Speaker and ensure that Ontarians find out who ordered the cover-up and what else the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals are hiding from them.”

 

Smith concluded, “This is more than a contempt motion against one individual. It’s about protecting taxpayers and holding an increasingly shady government to account.”

 

Contact: Christine Bujold | (416) 325-1330 | christine.bujold@pc.ola.org