MPPs Debate Possible Bentley Contempt
Queen's Park is taking a bit of a time out, as MPPs discuss whether the Energy Minister Chris Bentley is in contempt of parliament. The Tories have moved a motion to let the finance committee debate the issue.
This is revolving around documents made public Monday on the cancellation of the Mississauga and Oakville power plants. A legislative committee asked for them in May.
Opposition members say the governing liberals didn't give enough details.
PC MPP Rob Leone underlines the first clue that documents were missing was the huge gaps in email correspondence included in the 36,000 pages of documents.
NDP MPP Peter Tabuns also found it fishy that he didn't see any emails included from Bentley or former Energy Minister Brad Duguid.
However, Government House Leader John Milloy says they provided all the documents that were asked for, noting any blank pages found could just be the way everything was scanned.
The motion asks for finance committee to report back in November. If the energy minister is found in contempt MPPs will decide his punishment, ranging from an apology to jail time.