Oct 21, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Ontario Liberals are being called hypocrites after premier Kathleen Wynne appealed for a more open and transparent Ontario government.
The Progressive Conservatives are accusing Wynne of hypocrisy after she issued an open letter saying she wants to make government information easier to find and understand and use – so the province can design services that deliver better results.
Opposition Leader Tim Hudak says “that ship sailed long ago” when it comes to the Liberals and transparency and accountability – especially after they tried to hide the estimated $1.1-billion cost of cancelling two gas plants.
Hudak says the PC’s and New Democrats had to continually fight the government before it turned over 160,000 documents on the cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga.
Hudak has mocked the Liberal plan to set up an expert panel to study ways of achieving a more open government.