FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2013
LIBERALS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE SEVERITY OF GAS PLANT SCANDAL
QUEEN’S PARK – From hiding documents, to using code words, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have failed to recognize or acknowledge the seriousness wasting hundreds of millions of dollars to save five Liberal seats and the only way to get the truth is to have a judicial inquiry, PC MPP Rob Leone said today.
“For the past five months, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have behaved like it is inconvenient to be accountable to taxpayers,” said Leone. “With an overwhelming amount of missing or redacted documents, as confirmed by Premier Wynne, it is evident that we cannot trust the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals to get to the bottom of this scandal.”
Leone made the comments pointing to the fact that on three occasions the Government has had to admit that they had not provided all the documents to the Legislature. “Their pattern of three separate document dumps signifies a pattern of political interference.
“The 56,000 documents that have already been released only represent a small portion of the documents relating to the Liberals politically-motivated decision to cancel the gas plants,” continued Leone. “Having already seen three document dumps, I am confident that there will be more. It is clear that the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals are not taking this seriously. If we are ever going to get to the bottom of this scandal, it will not be with them at the helm.
“Ontario taxpayers deserve the truth, free from any political interference, about the hundreds of millions of dollars to save five Liberal seats in the 2011 election,” Leone concluded.
“Because we know the Liberals will fight tooth and nail to hide the truth, it will be up to the next government to get to the bottom of this Liberal scandal. And the only way to the truth is a judicial inquiry.”
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