Ontario PCs claim Wynne was involved in decisions when she was Liberal campaign co-chair in 2011
TORONTO—It didn’t take long after Ontario’s next premier was elected for the proverbial mud-slinging to get underway.
Just days after Kathleen Wynne was announced as the province’s premier-elect, opposition parties stepped up pressure on her for hearings into cancelled gas plants in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ontario Progressive Conservatives claim Wynne was involved in the decisions to cancel the two gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga, costing taxpayers at least $230-million, when she was Liberal campaign co-chair in 2011.
The Tories are demanding legislative hearings into the gas plants as soon as the legislature is recalled next month, while the province’s New Democrats want a public inquiry.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says the ball is clearly in Wynne’s court, and warns “one way or another” the Liberals are going to have to answer for their decisions.
Horwath says it’s anti-democratic when “ruling elites take money from the public and use it to keep themselves in power.”
Wynne wouldn’t address the issue of hearings into the cancelled gas plants, and said she wants to have talks with the opposition parties on a wider range of issues.
—With files from The Canadian Press