VIDEO: Premier Defends Prorogation
The Premier is defending his decision to prorogue the legislature by pointing to opposition parties not allowing MPPs to work during the session.
Bringing up a delay tactic used by the Progressive Conservatives in the spring to have bells ring for half an hour after an adjournment vote is called, Dalton McGuinty says they just couldn't get back to work.
McGuinty also called contempt allegations surrounding the Energy Minister regarding documents on the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations "phony". He underlined a minister hasn't been found in contempt in over 200 years in Ontario.
McGuinty noted this was the most partisan he has ever seen Queen's Park and notes he is the person who ultimately decides when the legislature isn't working.
The Premier also defended his decision not to name an interim leader, noting he is responsible to provide leadership to the party.