January 27th, 2016

Liberals must answer for the gas plant scandal and cover-up: Statement by Ontario NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson

Ontario NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson issued the following statement:

“Today as Premier Wynne slips out the back door on a trip to India, two top Liberals are being hauled before the courts to answer charges of breach of trust and mischief after allegedly destroying government documents linked to the gas plant scandal.

As much as Premier Wynne tries to put distance between her and this shameful situation, the facts remain. Not only did Ms. Wynne sit at the cabinet table and sign off on the decision to waste over a billion dollars of public money on the gas plant scandal, but as Premier she shut down committee hearings before legislators had a chance to get to the bottom of the Liberal cover-up. There’s nothing open and transparent about the Wynne Liberals. This is the same government that’s facing multiple police investigations.

It is our hope that Ontarians will finally get the answers they deserve and that the courts will finally shine some light on a scandal that Premier Wynne would clearly prefer to keep in the dark.”