May 29, 2014
By Scott Walker
Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal party is facing potentially-damaging news two weeks before the Ontario election.
The Progressive Conservatives have released cabinet documents they say show the Liberals secretly approved a $317-million bailout of the Mars Research Centre in downtown Toronto. The documents also show the charity and real estate company can’t repay the money.
Former Conservative MPP Frank Klees says a whistleblower has come forward to expose the secret. He says the Liberals approved the bailout just before the election, and deliberately kept it out of the budget.
PC leader Tim Hudak says it’s further proof that Wynne can’t be trusted with taxpayers’ money.
The revelation comes as a new poll shows the Liberals and Conservatives tied at 36 per cent in voter support two weeks before the election.