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WATCH: War of words at Queen's Park heats up

Tim Hudak refuses to back down from accusations he made against Premier Kathleen Wynne

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak has ratcheted up the rhetoric and isn't backing away from accusations that not only did Premier Kathleen Wynne know about the alleged unlawful deletion of documents related to the gas plant scandal, but that she signed off on the files.  

"It defies credibily that she could have been leader of the Liberal Party and Premier and said that she had no idea what was going on," he says.

"Now she wants to spend taxpayer money coming after me and my team in team with a law suit instead of concentrating on creating jobs in the province."

Wynne has indicated in an open letter that she has obtained legal advice on what she calls false, misleading, and defamatory allegations by Tim Hudak.

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  1. arthur posted on 03/31/2014 11:13 AM
    be careful Tim! Doubling Down could come back to bite you in the azz. You thought you could just open your mouth and say whatever you want without any proof now you might look like Ford did when he had to do the 2 step backwards dance. live on air!!
    1. Sonny posted on 03/31/2014 11:24 AM
      @arthur The Libs are polling ahead of PCs. Most listeners don't like Hudak which means the GTA should go Lib or ND(smile)
    2. don was right posted on 03/31/2014 04:41 PM
      @arthur RoFo won every court case. Time to get your head out of your a** so you can see what is actually going on around you
  2. Adriane Taylor posted on 03/31/2014 11:26 AM
    I watch Question Period almost every day....I hung on every word during the Committee meetings looking into the gas plant scandals. Miller was actually called a liar during one of the meetings. You would have to be either brain dead or from another galaxy to not believe something sinister was going on. What is even more upsetting to me is that CP24 and City were not running the story until at least an hour after The Star and the Ottawa Citizen were making it public. As a matter of fact, the story did not start being reported until after I e-mailed them asking why they weren't running it. I hope to God there is no collusion of cover up by the media. I truly believe Wynne was completely caught off guard that the consensus media started running the story before she had time to prepare a slick press conference. This morning before Hudak came out to double down on his contentions about Wynne, one of the pundit on 1010 was speculating he might be coming out to apologize for simply telling the truth. I am starting to have deep suspicions that media outlets are either being asked to delay or have become so used to delaying the reporting of news stories until it becomes convenient for the Liberal government.
    1. Frankie posted on 03/31/2014 12:08 PM
      @Adriane Taylor You were likely referring to Wynne, not Miller. I agree completely with your suggestion of media bias and don't believe they need to be asked. Anytime conservatives step out of line the media are on them like a dog on a bone. Listening to the media on the senate scandal one was left with the impression it was a conservative issue despite the fact several Liberal senators were also involved. Hounding of Ford is another example. If we assume he deserved all the attention, including going on his property, then the same guidelines should apply to the Ontario Liberals, starting with the lies, Caledonia, gas plants, etc.

      Is the media hounding McGuinty on a daily basis here, in Ottawa and at Cambridge? Of course not; he's a Liberal.

      A simple analysis of media coverage will support our comments.
    2. John posted on 03/31/2014 12:22 PM
      @Adriane Taylor i have one question don't you work?
      who the hell watches question period?
  3. Dean posted on 03/31/2014 11:31 AM
    It's time for Comrade Wynne to call an election and let the voters decide, for the first time in her career. Out with the Red, in with the Blue!
    1. arthur posted on 03/31/2014 12:10 PM
      @Dean an apology from Tim before he looses the election would be nice. then at least he can ride off into the sunset with his head at least half up and his tail between his stones
    2. Mike posted on 03/31/2014 02:51 PM
      @Dean If the "blue" party gets rid of Timmy Hudak and comes to the plate with a respectable candidate, I'll consider voting "blue".
  4. Walter posted on 03/31/2014 12:13 PM
    Wynne is a crook. I would love to see her try to sue Hudak for telling the truth about her. The disclosure would be delicious - too bad it would also put her in a jail cell....
    1. Dennis posted on 03/31/2014 12:24 PM
      @Walter or put Timbit out of some cash and integrity. or lack of :)
      be careful what you wish for!
  5. Dave Windross posted on 03/31/2014 12:40 PM
    I want this station to post a podcast of that news conference with Tim Hudak including the questions from the media gallery.

    Here's why:

    We have endured years of wasted tax money driving business away from this province for far too long. We have a story today regarding the possibility of actually calling high ranking Liberals including our unelected Premier and a criminal investigation. Finally do we have a chance to call the Liberals to the carpet?
    And whats the first question I hear out of the media gallery this morning?
    Something about Hudak's popularity. THAT'S THE IMPORTANT ISSUE?
    I want to listen to the entire news conference so I can find out who asked this question, and what else was asked and by whom.
    That way maybe we can finally navigate this tiresome left wing media bias we need to sift through daily in Ontario.

    I have been listening to this station for a long time., I never yelled back at the radio until this morning when the this question was asked to Tim Hudak this morning, just before CFRB cut away from the live feed.

    This puts me over the top. I'm so angry.
    I know the NDP walked out this morning, but Andrea Horwath needs to bring this government down once and for all. Let the people speak, before our economy is past the point of no return (may be too late already).
    1. Adriane Taylor posted on 03/31/2014 02:13 PM
      @Dave Windross The Liberals know exactly how to control the message...after 10 years of pretty much unlimited power, they have inundated every agency with Liberal pundits (including the OPP)...are you the least bit surprised that CP 24, City News and even the CBC delayed the story for as long as they could...it was the print media that went to Court to get the documents about the investigation of David Livingston...my opinion of The Toronto start has done a 180 degree flip to the up side...they reported the story just before the end of Question Period on Thursday...otherwise we probably would not have heard about it until today...and Kathleen Wynne is up in Sault Ste. Marie answering questions about it instead of being in the legislature.
  6. Scrappy posted on 03/31/2014 12:54 PM
    Unfortunately, the media in all stripes is very left leaning. This includes the so called right thinking talk show hosts.

    They have succeeded in playing Hudak up in such a way that downplays him as any kind of leader and this is being sucked up by a lot of the voting public.

    To keep saying they don't trust him is totally ridiculous as he so far has not been in power. This is like saying that I know the Liberal government has lied and stolen our dollars, which is fact, but we don't know about Hudak but will somehow believe he is worse without any proof at all.

    What a sorry, uninformed bunch of voters we have in Ontario.
    1. arthur posted on 03/31/2014 02:47 PM
      @Scrappy perhaps the voter is much more intelligent than what you give them credit for? they can see through someone before hand.
      the voter voted in a minority government and they expect ALL parties to work together not just the Libs and NDP. the voter sees that.
      Also your statement if you believe it you MUST include Ford voters also as being led astray and being uninformed
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 03/31/2014 03:28 PM
      @Scrappy Yep...well said here.
  7. frankie posted on 03/31/2014 02:27 PM
    Thanks you Mr. Hudak!
  8. AB posted on 03/31/2014 03:20 PM
    " I hope to God there is no collusion of cover up by the media. "

    I can assure you that this one gas plant item is just the tip of the iceberg. The Ontario urban populations especially have been kept COMPLETELY IN THE DARK! Its more than just media collusion when it comes to the energy file. Just you wait.
    1. Frankie posted on 03/31/2014 04:09 PM
      @AB Caledonia was my first clue that McGuinty was a moron. Since then the Liberals have proven on a daily basis how stupid and morally corrupt they are, and how stupid their voters are.

      I thought the Ontario NDP under Bob Rae was bad. To his credit however, he was smart and honest enough to change gears when he realized he was wrong.

      These Liberals are scum-sucking pariahs!
    2. Adriane Taylor posted on 03/31/2014 08:44 PM
      @AB I have been shaking my head for months wondering when the outrage will start...Ornge, e-health, Caladonia, gas plants, and just the fact that a so-called premier thinks she can side step a duly elected Mayor or stamp her feet at the Harper government without first seeking a mandate from The People. Now she's threatening to sue Her Majesty's Official Opposition...and admonish Albertans over the resignation of Redford by calling them gender biased...I am honestly starting to fear for her mental health. Seriously.
  9. don was right posted on 03/31/2014 04:43 PM
    How can you tell a Liberal is lying? Their lips aremoving. From wynne on down
  10. Fact Provider posted on 03/31/2014 09:02 PM
    Hudak rolled the die ... and has very likely crapped out again.
    But, to prove he's as bad at craps as he is at politics, he's now doubled down.
    On behalf of 70% of Ontario voters, thank you, Tim, for sparing us from you as Premier.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 04/01/2014 01:14 PM
      @Fact Provider Yer record's broken. That's 3 times you saw fit to inflict the same post on us, metaphor and all.
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