Apr 29, 2013
By Jane Brown
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives appear ready to try and table a confidence motion today against the minority Liberals over the costly gas plant cancellations. The Liberals have indicated they will not grant the vote, but party sources have told the Globe and Mail, the Tories plan to launch a petition and use “parliamentary tricks” to ensure the motion is debated. PC leader Tim Hudak says its an issue worthy of bringing down the minority Liberal government. “We think we owe it to Ontarians, that this is such a callous disregard to taxpayers’ money to cancel the gas plants, particularly with so many big issues in the province that could help from hospitals to our schools, towards the subways in Toronto. We want to see a vote in the house that says that this, quite frankly shakes our confidence in the government’s ability. I worry that if they get away with this, they’ll do it again.”
Tomorrow, Premier Kathleen Wynne is scheduled to appear before the legislative committee investigating the costs of moving the two gas plants out of Oakville and Mississauga before the last provincial election.
It is unusual for a sitting Premier to testify under oath in front of a legislative committee. Kathleen Wynne has admitted the decision to move the plants was political.
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