Wynne’s Gas Plant Hand-me-downs
The New Democrats said Friday the discovery of more documents on cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga shows Premier Kathleen Wynne has not been truthful, and demanded a public inquiry into the controversy.
The Liberals stunned Ontario’s opposition parties Thursday by releasing hundreds of more pages on the cancelled energy projects after insisting for months that all the relevant data had been made public in two separate batches last fall.
The government was warned last November by the Ontario Power Authority that there “likely” would be more documents unearthed, but Liberals — including Wynne — insisted as recently as Wednesday that they’d all been released last fall.
“She has clearly not been truthful already, because the deputy minister was aware of this back in November, and I don’t believe for a minute that everybody else wasn’t aware of it as well,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
“There’s no way that the premier and everyone on down didn’t know about this, and there’s no way that the new premier wasn’t briefed about this.”
Speaking in Ottawa Friday, Wynne again rejected a public inquiry and said a legislative committee and an investigation by the auditor general would get to the bottom of the cancellations and the release of the documents.
“It’s entirely possible to get all of the information that we need to get out through the mechanisms that are already in place,” said Wynne. (Source: National Post)