NEWS
 
WATCH: Liberals introducing new accountability legislation
But opposition scoff at the timing
7 0

The premier has officially unveiled her plans to make provincial agencies and elected officials more accountable.

But despite the fact that this bill may never become law if the government topples and an election is called, Kathleen Wynne brushes aside suggestions that this is political posturing.

Wynne underlines the province has to continue to get work done before the budget, given she doesn't know if it will be voted down or not.

With this legislation, the government wants to increase ombudsman oversight to school boards, universities and municipalities, and require elected officials and some staff to post expenses online.

Voting records will also be more easily acceptable.

The new legislation would also create a new Ombudsman, who will focus on healthcare oversight.

Wynne hopes this legislation will get all party support.

Meantime, opposition parties at Queen's Park scoff at attempts of accountability on the part of the Liberal government, pointing to scandal and a possible election.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak laughed at the legislation, noting the Liberal government is the focus of two OPP investigations on deleted gas plant emails and spending at Ornge air ambulance.

Hudak says the only way to get real accountability is to change the government.

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson also listed off government scandals.

And while he said his party is interested in many of the things included in this legislation, he's confident this is just political posturing on the Premier's part before a possible election.

The NDP hold the balance of power going into the budget. If they don't support it or abstain from voting, the government will topple. Ontario will then be headed to the polls.

DON'T MISS

TED RADIO HOUR

Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 7pm

 
7 0

The premier has officially unveiled her plans to make provincial agencies and elected officials more accountable.

But despite the fact that this bill may never become law if the government topples and an election is called, Kathleen Wynne brushes aside suggestions that this is political posturing.

Wynne underlines the province has to continue to get work done before the budget, given she doesn't know if it will be voted down or not.

With this legislation, the government wants to increase ombudsman oversight to school boards, universities and municipalities, and require elected officials and some staff to post expenses online.

Voting records will also be more easily acceptable.

The new legislation would also create a new Ombudsman, who will focus on healthcare oversight.

Wynne hopes this legislation will get all party support.

Meantime, opposition parties at Queen's Park scoff at attempts of accountability on the part of the Liberal government, pointing to scandal and a possible election.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak laughed at the legislation, noting the Liberal government is the focus of two OPP investigations on deleted gas plant emails and spending at Ornge air ambulance.

Hudak says the only way to get real accountability is to change the government.

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson also listed off government scandals.

And while he said his party is interested in many of the things included in this legislation, he's confident this is just political posturing on the Premier's part before a possible election.

The NDP hold the balance of power going into the budget. If they don't support it or abstain from voting, the government will topple. Ontario will then be headed to the polls.

Top stories

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge head off to British Columbia's remote central coast today after spending the weekend delighting crowds in Vancouver and Victoria.