WATCH: Former finance minister says public has lost interest in gas plant hearings
Ontario's former finance minister says people don't really care any more about the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations or their costs.
Dwight Duncan testified at a government committee looking into the matter Thursday.
The two decisions will cost tax and ratepayers around a billion dollars.
Duncan calls all the information being touched upon at the committee "old ground," taking a swipe at the relevance of the hearings, noting they're not broadcast on TV anymore.
When someone suggested the hearing was still being streamed over the Internet, Duncan quipped only 10 people were watching.
Duncan went on to stand up for Premier Kathleen Wynne, saying even though she was in cabinet during the time of these decisions. He says opposition members are being unfair by miscategorizing her role.
On costs, the NDP's Peter Tabuns contends the province knew the numbers when they said they didn't, something Duncan denies.
PC MPP John Yakabuski scoffed at Duncan and the Liberals comparing them to both bank robbers. He says no one gives a medal to a bank robber if the cost to the customers is only one dollar a person.
That comment was quickly ruled out of order.