Contempt Debate Length Called Into Question
The province's NDP is trying to speed up debate on contempt allegations involving Energy Minister Chris Bentley.
They want to get the issue to committee so a final dicussion and vote on the issue can be made.
This all stems from how long it took the liberals to reveal documents regarding the cancellation of the Oakville and Mississauga gas plants.
As it stands, all normal business has been put on hold at the legislature, things like Question Period. Each MPP is allowed 20 minutes for debate on the issue and if all 107 spoke, this could drag out for days or even weeks.
NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns says his party members won't get up to speak anymore. Tabuns says he wants to find out the real cost of the cancellations.
But opposition parties don't see eye-to-eye on how to move forward.
PC Finance Critic Peter Shurman says he has no problems with Tory MPPs standing up to speak to the issue.
He says this takes precedence over everything else because of the magnatude of the situation.