Wynne's Credibility on the Line
Some recent polling indicates that Ontarians are not quite sure what to make of Premier Kathleen Wynne yet, voters are basically split but seem willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
It's certainly a concept I've been pitching while at the same time pointing out that when Wynne was Education Minister she was the one who had the Education Act changed so that teachers would no longer be required to supervise extra-curriculars, it would become voluntary. That led us to where we are today in the public schools.
The other point was that Wynne was the co-chair of the Liberals last provincial election campaign and it was the campaign team that decided to cancel the natural gas-fired electricity plant in Mississauga.
Now Premier Kathleen Wynne is saying that she played no role in that decision. She's quite willing to appear before a committee of the legislature on the issue but in Wynne's words to reporters yesterday "I was not part of any meeting on the decision to move the gas plant. I was part of the campaign team, but I was not in any of those meetings."
Her credibility is now very much on the line. Personally I find it difficult to believe that the co-chair of the campaign had no clue what was going on and had no input on the decision. If the Liberals have any witnesses who can corroborate, they better start producing them.