UPDATE: Wynne Willing To Testify On Gas Plants
Kathleen Wynne reveals she will appear before the committee looking into the relocation of the gas plants if asked. The premier issued a written statement, after the Tories revealed intentions to call on Wynne and former Premier Dalton McGuinty to testify about the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations which cost taxpayers $230 million.
The PCs are demanding the Liberals to bring back committee hearings to look into the matter when the legislature returns next week.
PC MPP Rob Leone says he doesn't believe the full truth surrounding the gas plant cancellations is out there. He points out that Wynne was the Liberals 2011 campaign co-chair and the decision to stop construction on the Mississauga plant was made before the election.
While Wynne can't forced to testify at the committee because she's premier, now that McGuinty has resigned and is an MPP, he isn't protected.
Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says they're moving forward and are looking at what he refers to as "course corrections" when it comes to certain issues.
Former Energy Minister Chris Bentley sidestepped questions on the hearings and that fact that we was facing a contempt motion regarding the issue when the legislature was prorogued in the fall.
Bentley is stepping down as MPP on Thursday.