Feb 14, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
Premier Kathleen Wynne says she would like to create a special committee dedicated solely to examining the controversy over the costly cancellation of two gas plants.
The move is a win for the opposition parties who had asked for greater scrutiny of the decisions, which will cost taxpayers at least $230 million.
They say the governing Liberals cancelled the plants in Oakville and Mississauga to save Liberal seats amid fierce local opposition to the projects.
In a letter to the opposition leaders, Wynne says she’d like to strike the select committee once the legislature resumes next week, as well as the nine standing committees.
She says she also wants to launch public pre-budget consultations across the province.
Wynne has said she’s willing to testify before the committees if asked.