Opposition Parties Continue Pressure To Recall Legislature
Opposition parties at Queen's Park continue to put the pressure on the governing Liberals to call back the legislature.
The NDP hope they can convince the premier by upping the public pressure, asking residents to email and phone the premier and local Liberal MPPs. NDP caucus members say its not the responsible thing to do.
Meantime, the Tories underline the province still has an obligation to produce all the documents surrounding the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations. So far, the Liberals and the Ontario Power Authority have released 56,000 documents.
PC House leader Jim Wilson says the province can't get away from this, since the motion that requires the province to release all the documents survived prorogation. The contempt allegation against Energy Minister Chris Bentley died when
Government House Leader John Milloy released a statement on the matter, pointing fingers at the opposition for slowing debate down in the house, maintaining they were unwilling to work constructively.
Dalton McGuinty made the prorogation announcement right before he revealed his intentions to step down.