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Was Ontario Premier Wynne complicit in gas plant email debacle?

by The Canadian Press   

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The accusations come on the heels of an OPP investigation following Ontario's privacy watchdog report that found top Liberals broke the law by deleting their accounts.

TORONTO—Ontario’s Opposition accuses Premier Kathleen Wynne of being complicit in the mass deletion of emails on cancelled gas plants by senior Liberals in former premier Dalton McGuinty’s office.

The Progressive Conservatives say Wynne was a member of the Liberal cabinet when the chiefs of staff in McGuinty’s office and the Ministry of Energy deleted emails on the gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga.

PC critic Rob Leone says Wynne should either dissolve the legislature to allow an election or resign as premier because of her complicity in the cover up of documents.

The Ontario Provincial Police launched a criminal investigation Friday into the mass destruction of emails on the cancellation of the gas plants by senior Liberals.


The New Democrats want Wynne to order McGuinty to appear at committee and testify under oath about the Liberals who deleted email accounts when he was premier.

OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis said the Criminal Investigation Services would probe Tory complaints about “alleged impropriety” by former top staffers in McGuinty’s office and the Ministry of Energy.

The OPP investigation comes in the wake of a scathing report by the province’s privacy watchdog that found top Liberals broke the law by deleting their accounts.


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