PROVINCIAL TORIES WON'T BACK DOWN AS WYNNE THREATENS LEGAL ACTION

Mar 31, 2014

By Scott Walker

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The latest salvo in the war-of-words over the most recent allegations on the gas plant scandal comes from the opposition Conservatives.

Kathleen Wynne released an open letter to Opposition leader Tim Hudak yesterday demanding his party stop their accusations that she was involved in the deletion of documents concerning the gas plant scandal. Wynne called the accusations “false, misleading, and defamatory.”

An OPP search warrant alleges an outside tech expert was given access to computers in the Premier’s office during the transition to Wynne’s government from Dalton McGuinty’s. But the documents also suggest any action happened before Wynne took office.

Tory critic Lisa MacLeod says Wynne is trying to “muzzle” the opposition, but her party won’t be intimidated. She calls Wynne “a Liberal Premier who feels she’s entitled to the office without any criticism.” She adds that the threat of legal action is a “publicity stunt” by the Premier to try to scare oppositions MPPs who have the “audacity” to question her.

Wynne says her government is cooperating with the OPP investigation into the deleted messages.

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