Tories accuse Liberals of trying to hide Ornge report

Former MPP Frank Klees claims that's why Premier dissolved government so early

The Tories claim the Premier started the election campaign early to prevent a scathing report on the Ornge scandal from being tabled in the legislature.

Kathleen Wynne had until Wednesday, May 7th to approach Ontario's Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the legislature but chose to do so on the Friday right after the budget.

Former Tory MPP Frank Klees says that means the 150-page report wouldn't be made public, leaving it hanging in legislative limbo.

He says she should could have waited until the report was tabled on Monday, May 5th.  Because she didn't, he claims it was the main reason why she dissolved the government so early.

But Kathleen Wynne points to the fact that both the NDP and Tories did not want to support the minority budget. The Premier says she didn't want to put on what she calls a charade for the next few days.

Wynne says if the budget garnered support, the business of the legislature would have continued, and the report would have been tabled.

The report written by an all-party government committee outlines a lack of oversight, as well as shows inexperienced board members and ministry officials ignoring advice.

Former Ornge CEO Chris Mazza raked in $9.3 million over six years.

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  1. Frankie posted on 06/02/2014 09:51 AM
    There's a simple explanation for many of the scandals. Instead of hiring CEOs and management the way the private sector does, the Liberals hire their friends who wouldn't have a chance in hell at those jobs in the private sector.

    Vote Liberal and vote for more scandals, wasted billions, and continued incompetence. They won't change their ways until the voters send the message this is no longer tolerated.
    1. Sonny posted on 06/02/2014 11:28 AM
      @Frankie ORNGE is a case study of Privatization of a Public Entity going wrong!
    2. Frankie posted on 06/02/2014 12:17 PM
      @Sonny The reason it failed was the Liberals hired a Liberal hack to run the business rather than hire a competent individual to run it irrespective of their politics.
  2. AC posted on 06/02/2014 10:15 AM
    i predicted as much this would happen just like the Mars story last week with 10 days to go before the election. over the last few weeks economists have totally debunked the conservative million jobs plan as nothing more than fools gold. nothing but fudged numbers. so the conservatives have nothing left but throw anything out there and see if sticks just before we go to the polls.
    the only scandal here is the conservatives planning on throwing 100,000 peoples lives into disarray. many more when you consider their families and what that will do to their lives. but giving tax breaks to corporations no problem there. more profits for them that they will keep and still outsourcing goes on for cheaper and cheaper labour.
    1. Frankie posted on 06/02/2014 12:20 PM
      @AC Even if 100,000 public sector jobs were eliminated it would be much less than the public jobs, many of which were unnecessary, created by the Liberals.

      Anti-conservatives must be so desperate to ignore 11 years of Liberal scandals, "stealing", lying, and mismanagement that has cost the province over $ 6 Billion.
    2. Nemesis posted on 06/02/2014 12:27 PM
      @AC So what do you want? A pat on the back? You're just another liberal/union hack. 100,000 people's lives will not be thrown into disarray. It will be done primarily through attrition and getting rid of deadwood.
  3. john posted on 06/02/2014 10:45 AM
    no surprise here guys . said part is people still bleave this bullshit and that sadly will be the death of this province .

    Ontario R.I.P.
  4. Bob posted on 06/02/2014 12:31 PM
    so now Klees complains about dissolving parliament too early.
    Did they not want an election yesterday?
    This conservative party which has done eff all to make the province work in a minority government since the last election will be pissing into the wind for a few years after they loose the election and their dear leader resigns or gets turfed very soon and they wait for a new leader
    1. Frankie posted on 06/02/2014 12:47 PM
      @Bob If the Liberals win they'll be pissing in our faces for the next 4 years.
    2. Bob posted on 06/02/2014 01:12 PM
      @Frankie conservatives need to be pissed on!
    3. Jack posted on 06/02/2014 01:53 PM
      @Bob Very classy. It's comments like this that make me glad the Newstalk1010 comments section is such a dignified resource for political discussion.

      In all seriousness, I'd like to thank Bob for such an eloquent demonstration of the Liberal/NDP attitude toward anyone who thinks that getting people off of welfare and into the workforce is more important than giving handouts to public sector unions and digging Ontario into a deeper and deeper hole.

      The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier!
    4. Ernie posted on 06/02/2014 03:30 PM
      @Bob Klees is not complaining of dissolving too early. He is merely pointing out that by dissolving, the Liberals avoided another scandal.
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