Takhar Denies Ethical Questions
With just days to go until the Ontario Liberal leadership convention, Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar is finding himself having to defend his campaign and how he's spending his money.
Takhar denies allegations that he used ministerial resources before his campaign was launched right before the November 23rd deadline set by Premier Dalton McGuinty. The Liberal leadership candidate says that is all talk, with no one bringing forward any proof.
Takhar underlines all staff from his office who are working on his campaign have taken a leave absence to do so.
He says he did everything the premier had asked of cabinet members, resign as Minister of Government services and declare his intentions by that November deadline.
Meantime, Takhar says he's focusing on becoming premier, brushing aside questions of who he would support if the time comes for him to drop out of the race. He wants to help the province's economic situation and thinks his business background will help him do that.
He also weighs in on the province's hot topic: teacher unrest. Pointing to his time on the Peel District School Board, Takhar says the negotiation process needs to be improved, focusing on a balanced approach to negotiating that focuses on student needs.