Wants justice committee to have access to all emails, letters and correspondence from all ministries
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne is expanding the scope of the government’s search for documents on cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga.
Wynne says she wants the justice committee to have access to all emails, letters and correspondence on the cancelled energy projects from all ministries and across a broader range of dates than the opposition had requested.
Conservative energy critic Vic Fedeli says Wynne’s move is a clear admission there are more documents on the two cancelled plants, just as the opposition parties have maintained.
Fedeli says he’s concerned Wynne is “trying to coverup the coverup of the coverup.”
The New Democrats say it’s a positive move to expand the scope of the search for documents on the plant cancellations, which cost Ontario taxpayers at least $230-million.
The Liberals eventually released over 56,000 pages of documents to comply with a Speakers’ order, but twice had to admit they’d found more after insisting all the data had been released.
The committee was to begin hearings into the gas plant documents last October when Dalton McGuinty suddenly prorogued the legislature and announced his resignation as premier.