Mar 28, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s New Democratic Party is demanding that the minority Wynne Liberal government call a public inquiry into the $1.1-billion dollar gas plant scandal.
The N.D.P. has kept the Liberals in power for the past two years.
In a letter sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne today N.D.P. leader Andrea Horwath says an inquiry must be called immediately.
Horwath wants a special independent prosecutor from outside the province to be appointed – who would work with the Ontario Provincial Police anti-rackets squad.
The letter comes amid allegations that former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s previous chief of staff – David Livingston – gave an outside tech-expert access to government computers which may have contained information about the cancellation of two gas-fired power plants.
Both Dalton McGuinty and Premier Wynne have denied any involvement with Livingston or anyone else – in connection with deleted emails concerning the gas plants.
The allegations against Livingston have not been tested in court.