Premier serves PC leader, MPP with libel notice

Tim Hudak, Lisa MacLeod served over gas plant allegations

The Premier is moving forward with her legal battle again Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak and his energy critic Lisa MacLeod.

Kathleen Wynne has sent the pair a libel notice, after getting her lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter earlier this week.

Last week, Hudak and MacLeod made allegations that Wynne oversaw the gas plant email deletion. They claim recently released police documents prove that.

These allegations have not been proven in court.

"Premier Wynne gave the opportunity for Mr. Hudak to pull back from his unfounded statements. Unfortunately he did not," Wynne's press secretary Zita Astravas told Newstalk 1010 by email.

During testimony at the government committee looking into the gas plant cancellations on Thursday, Liberal MPP Steven Del Duca asked OPP Det. Cst. Andre Duval if the documents outlined the Tories allegations. Duval said they did not.

However, the OPP is waiting for their tech experts to see if any if the 24 government computers alleged to have been wiped we're accessed after Wynne took office on Feb. 11, 2013.

Police documents allege former McGuinty Chief of Staff David Livingston brought in the tech-savvy boyfriend of his deputy, Laura Miller to delete sensitive information.

Those allegations have also not been proven.

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  1. feathers2u posted on 04/04/2014 10:55 PM
    You will acknowledge your involvement in the Solid Gold scandal though, right Premier Wynne?
  2. danieljchristie posted on 04/04/2014 11:51 PM
    Rob Hudak? Meet Tim Ford. (Open mouth. Insert foot. Apologize only after being beaten about head with facts.)
    1. Mark posted on 04/05/2014 07:17 AM
      @danieljchristie Right,,, and what are the facts you idiot. Where have you been? Immersed in your duties as a teacher or in a comma for the past ten years?
  3. Lifelong Tory Voter posted on 04/05/2014 06:17 AM
    Congratulations, Mr. Hudak. Add poker playing to your long list of shortcomings.
  4. ian posted on 04/05/2014 08:04 AM
    im an IT would take me 20 seconds per drive to know if they were accessed during wynee or not...again the government hires sub standard IT ppl that takes days or weeks...makes no sense...and the ya know..will not hire people that are the best..becuz whomever has contract feels threatened by someone better...i have experienced this everywhere...the IT managers that hire..will claim you are over qualified..but what it really is....the managers are under qualified and shouldnt even be in their positions....this is why you will never get expert ppl like me...cuz right away the managers feel threatn' for their position..cuz they know ppl like me will do circles around all in all this "IT" guy should have had info in same afternoon...such lack..
    1. A Real IT Professional posted on 04/05/2014 09:08 AM
      @ian Two things:
      First: BS to the "20 seconds"
      Second: Could you try to use English instead of mangled whatever the next time you try to express yourself?
    2. don was right posted on 04/05/2014 05:10 PM
      @ian If you are getting paid $250 an hour why would you work any faster than abolutely necessary?
  5. frank posted on 04/05/2014 08:10 AM
    The Liberal gov. is clearly to blame for any erasure.
  6. frank posted on 04/05/2014 08:10 AM
    The Liberal gov. is clearly to blame for any erasure.
  7. Walter posted on 04/05/2014 08:49 AM
    The 2 quotes from Hudak were:

    "We now know that the coverup and criminal destruction of documents and emails took place in Kathleen Wynne's office under her watch as premiere"

    "she "possibly ordered the destruction of documents."

    The facts are that the IT permission for the person responsible for the destruction extend into Wynne's time as Premiere - actually, I believe longer in Wynne's term than MeGuinty's.

    Did Wynne order the destruction. Well we know she was campaign Manager and knew and signed off on the cancellation of the gas plant. Could she have been involved in the order to delete the e-mails - POSSIBLY
    1. Fact Provider posted on 04/05/2014 09:12 AM
      @Walter Wynne was NOT the campaign manager - she was the campaign co-chair (there were 2).

      The position of co-chair is a title only - a co-chair rarely, if ever, has any active duties in the running of the campaign.

      Try to learn something accurate before you spout off the next time.
  8. Bad-Clown posted on 04/05/2014 10:37 AM
    She acts as if she doesn't have a brain! Her handler's are setting her up to lose.
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