FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2013
STATEMENT FROM ONTARIO PC MPP ROB LEONE
The following is a statement from Ontario PC MPP Rob Leone regarding recently released documents from the Ontario Power Authority:
“This morning I received further evidence that the McGuinty–Wynne Liberal government willfully misled the public about the cost of cancelling power plants in Oakville and Mississauga.
“In an anonymous Ontario Power Authority (OPA) memo leaked to the Ontario PC Caucus, Jesse Kulendran – a former Liberal political staffer – instructed the OPA to redact and leave out information requested by the Legislature concerning the cancellation of two power plants.
“This is further evidence that the government misled the public and instructed the OPA not to search for related documents. It’s obvious that the instruction to the OPA not to release these documents had to have come from someone in the Minister’s office.
“This raises serious concerns about inappropriate political interference. Kathleen Wynne needs to strike a committee immediately if she is serious about getting to the bottom of this politically motivated decision aimed at saving five Liberal seats and costing Ontario taxpayers over $1 billion.”
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