Gas Plant Debate Continues
The Tories at Queen's Park are alleging a member of the new premier's transition team is trying to dictate what is being done at the committee that will be looking into the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations.
PC House Leader Jim Wilson says former Liberal MPP Monique Smith met with himself and NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson last week.
Wilson says the two rejected putting parameters on the committee hearings and underlines house leaders don't tell their members what to do.
He calls the government action unacceptable.
Meantime, Wilson says isn't shutting the door on other contempt motions but underlines the province needs to be fully cooperative on the cancellations since it cost taxpayers $230 million.
Government House Leader John Milloy says he hadn't heard about anyone from the transition team approaching opposition parties regarding committee meetings.
Milloy refused to comment further, underlining he doesn't old house leader meetings in public.
Premier Kathleen Wynne says committee can deal with the issues they want to deal with.
Yesterday, Wynne said she would testify at hearings looking into the gas plant cancellations if asked. She denies playing a part in the decision making process in Mississauga, despite it happening before the 2011 provincial election where she was Liberal campaign co-chair.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath says Ontarians still have outstanding questions on the matter and wants to get to the bottom of this issue.