PCs To Table Contempt Motion
Tuesday morning is when the Progressive Conservatives at Queen's Park plan to move a contempt motion against the Energy Minister.
This all stems from Minister Chris Bentley refusing to make documents pertaining to the power plant cancellations in Mississauga and Oakville public during a committee meeting on the matter and the speaker finding him in prima facie breach of privilege.
36,000 pages of the documents were released on Monday, hours before a speaker of the legislature-imposed deadline.
PC leader Tim Hudak says they are still going through with the contempt motion because taxpayers want the Tories to send a signal that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. He calls it "wrong, wasteful and scandalous".
NDP leader Andrea Horwath agrees there has to be a contempt motion for both the government and the minister, underlining this shouldn't have happened at all in the first place. She says there has to be repercussions.
Bentley says he would prefer the contempt motion not happen, underlining he's done everything he can in this situation.