Wynne defends handling of gas plant scandal

Premier says she doesn't have power to release documents

Kathleen Wynne is defending her time as premier, underlining she is being open and transparent with the public regarding the gas plant scandal.

Wynne is under fire from opposition, the day after the OPP served a court order at Queen's Park  as part of the investigation into deleted documents and word that former Premier Dalton McGuinty was interviewed on the matter.

Both the Tories and NDP are urging Kathleen Wynne to publicly release documents obtained by police but  the premier says she doesn't have the power to do that.  Wynne says it's legislative assembly staff that have them and she won't instruct them on what to do.

Wynne went on to defend what she calls her commitment to openness and transparency, pointing to expanding the scope of the legislative committee looking into the cancellations.

As for if all of this will affect her come election day, Wynne says that's up to the people of Ontario.

The Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations are expected to cost taxpayers $1.1 billion.

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  1. dama posted on 06/06/2014 11:42 AM
    IF Kathleen Wynne were to fire those involved in the deletion of emails
    and asked for the resignations of MPs involved then she can say she
    is being open and transparent but she has lost her credibility

    A thousand apologies will not retrieve the billion of dollars
    and the sad part is no one is being punished..

    Hope the voters wil be smatr enough to punish the Liberal in this election...
    1. tanjo posted on 06/06/2014 04:42 PM
      @dama Actually. I don't think Wynne was ever meant to win. Think about this: Campbell after Mulroney, Martin after Cretien, Eves after Harris, Grossman (I think) after Davis, Turner after Trudeau. After ever strong multi-term leader (although I holding my nose to use that term in McGuinty's case) the next leader is pretty much set up to fail. She wasn't nominated to win. She was nominated to take the fall.

      The fact that she is even in this race is testament to how poor a leader Hudak is.

      I would prefer treading water with a Liberal minority for another year or two, if the result is a strong PC leader with an agenda that isn't cut out from the back of a cereal box.
    2. Jack posted on 06/06/2014 04:47 PM
      @tanjo It's cute to hear you talking about "treading water," when giving the Liberals a mandate to continue their behaviour of the past eleven years would outright sink Ontario.

      We need to spend within our means, and bring businesses back to Ontario. We need a strong PC majority to get us back on track.
    3. tanjo posted on 06/06/2014 05:01 PM
      @Jack We need strong PC Leadership, and we are not going to get it for at least 10-12 years if we vote Hudak in.

      We can have it in 2 years if Hudak fails.
    4. dama posted on 06/09/2014 07:08 PM
      @tanjo Tim Hudak's leadership was in question for me until the debate,
      he did very well, stayed on points and not flustered.

      Unions are against him with attack ad and yet, he stays on course with his Million job creations and his platforms.. and he is willing to resign if he did not come through with his promise, and I think that shows his leadership..

      Cutting down cabinet positions and firing MP if he/she makes a blunder or mistake, if he forms the next government, this is leadership

      I dont know why you said it will take 10 to 12 years to find a PC leader. .. there are a few on the wings.. if he/she wants to be a leader of the PC party...

      Toronto Sun threw their support behind Tim Hudak, that is a testament that Tim Hudak is doing all right this time around..

      Might be a minority government for PC..
  2. Jack posted on 06/06/2014 12:00 PM
    As long as she's defending her financial decisions, how about she defend her failure to mention any government programs or even one single public-sector job she'd be willing to cut in order to get spending under control?
  3. Ted posted on 06/06/2014 12:03 PM
  4. Sully posted on 06/06/2014 12:28 PM
    I wouldn't believe this crook if she told me she was a lying, corrupt, horse-faced carpet muncher. Wait... actually that is the only thing she could say that I WOULD believe.
    1. Jack posted on 06/06/2014 12:39 PM
      @Sully She's clearly a criminal, and the current leader of the worst provincial government we've ever had, but when you drag her appearance and sex life into your comments you just make yourself sound childish.

      We have eleven years worth of evidence for why nobody with any conscience can vote Liberal in this election. We don't need to resort to name-calling.
  5. Frankie posted on 06/06/2014 01:00 PM
    1. Words are cheap. Sorry doesn't cut it. If she's really sorry she should arrange for the Liberal party to repay the $ 1.1 Billion (less $ 40 Million it would have cost after the election) stolen from taxpayers.
    2. She lies by saying if she knew the details she wouldn't have signed. Her record since becoming Premier suggests an attitude no different than that of McGuinty. She continues to bribe unions with our tax dollars.
    3. MARS is another example of continued Liberal failure, and once again is hidden from the public until it's exposed by the opposition.
    4. Glad to hear she admitted if she wins she'll re-introduce the budget Sousa presented. That will accelerate the downward spiral the Liberals have put Ontario into.

    To vote for this Liberal gov't is no different than having a pedophile run a daycare, a rapist run a women's shelter, a thief to run a bank.

    To vote for Horvath is no different than someone giving the keys to the pedophile, rapist or thief.

    The comparisons may seem extreme however we have such morons in this province it takes extreme examples to try to make them realize the severity of their leanings.
  6. Alex posted on 06/06/2014 02:48 PM
    Blah blah blah,,, Wynnes my hero. Blah blah blah, Cons are evil. Blah blah blah, Hudak worked at WalMart. Blah blah blah, Cons will shock our province to death. Blah blah blah, Rob Fords fat. Blah blah blah, Liberals are my heros.
    1. Dean posted on 06/06/2014 02:57 PM
      @Alex You forgot a racist remark, something incoherent about living on welfare, and a million symbols.
  7. ToddK_2 posted on 06/06/2014 05:37 PM
    Let's say 90% of people working for the government are useless in life and just want "easy" government money. They have union heads and members to bribe as well to stay in power. Look at those people who setup Ornge, they set it up so they can steadily and easy steal from it. This government is corrupt to the core and needs to be removed swiftly. I am so angry about the disrespect to the people who pays these incompetent useless people.

    As for the all powerful Teachers Union, if I were all those young teachers unemployed out there I would setup\register their own Union and compete with those entitled goons who hold our kids hostage. They can setup this Union for good pay based on performance then we can talk about progress for our kids. I'd say 30% of teachers are in it for the right reasons since I know of so many super-star teachers just getting screwed over by this horrible union trapped on their "lists" and still paying due"Mob protection money".

  8. █Alex█ posted on 06/06/2014 05:52 PM
    █As bäd äs thè Lïbèräls ärè, thè grèätèst dämägè ïs yèt to comè.█ Tèä Pärty Tïm wïll mäkè pèoplè forgèt äbout thè Lïbèräls rèäl fäst.█
    1. Jack posted on 06/06/2014 05:58 PM
      @█Alex█ I'm looking forward to forgetting all about the Liberals once the PCs revitalize Ontario's economy and fix eleven year's worth of damage, so you got that much right.

      You may want to warn your neighbours to soundproof their homes though, they'll probably find it hard to sleep over the sound of you grinding your teeth at night in rage over how much better life is about to get for people who aren't part of your precious unions and special interest groups.
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