May 4th, 2016

Horwath: Time for a Public Inquiry into Liberal government energy contracts

Today, following media reports of yet another OPP investigation into the Liberal Government’s dealings in the energy sector, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement:

“From the Gas Plants scandal, to the selloff of Hydro One, to Greenfield fundraising, to today’s new allegations about more deleted documents, the Liberal scandals in our energy sector seem never ending. It’s time for a Public Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Energy Industry in this Province. The government needs to be held accountable and Ontarians deserve answers,” said Horwath.


“How did we get to this point where it seems like every week there’s a new allegation about how this government has handled the energy file? We deserve to know who made these decisions, how they were made and exactly what the price tag was. We need to get to the bottom of this in a way that Ontarians can have confidence in, a process that’s independent, and will deliver answers.”

Horwath noted that today’s revelations marks the fifth OPP investigation currently underway in to the Premier’s office and the Liberal Government.