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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 engineer..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 government..so 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 them...so 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. john posted on 04/05/2014 11:31 AM
      @A Real IT Professional my ass . professionals dont insult other professionals thay agree with other professionals so to me u being a pro is hard to bleave .

      as for ian i agree it is not hard to do . i can do it blind folded . and sense u r a pro i think we both can agree on one thing . i qustin the it who wiped the drives i find ti hard to bleave that he told his employer that if he whip the the data would be gone forever . i know and u probably too that the only way to get rid of data on a hardrive is to take it out of the computer and smash it into a million pieces .
    3. A Real IT Professional posted on 04/05/2014 02:00 PM
      @john Congratulations, whatever language you're trying to type is even worse than Ian's.
      Apparently the only thing you can do blindfolded is type - the proof being your last comment.
    4. john posted on 04/05/2014 02:06 PM
      @A Real IT Professional good to see u to only comom scene . .
    5. A Real IT Professional posted on 04/05/2014 05:01 PM
      @john If you meant to say - Good to see YOU HAVE only common SENSE - thank you for admitting that I'm right. If you meant to say something else, I don't get it. Could you please explain yourself?
    6. 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?
    7. john posted on 04/07/2014 02:29 PM
      @A Real IT Professional ptt only comonsence was the username of some jack off who kept insulting me over stupid stuff like u did . so no i am not admitting u are right . our just naother brain washed fool . it not your fault it is the way u were born .
  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.
    2. SK posted on 04/05/2014 10:12 AM
      @Fact Provider So why the hell would you even try to defend Wynne - she is complicent as hell - you cannot, POSSIBLY, be dumb enough to think she had no knowledge of this -- Of course she is going to deny it and put up a smoke screen in the form of a meaningless law suite- this is going to give the opposition a lot of free advertising. I guess you must be a bleeding heart liberal that enjoys high taxes, energy cost and low employment - before you start telling someone to be accurate - you should open your eyes to the reality of the vast fraud these liberals have committed against the citizens of Ontario - so get the facts before you start blowing off at the people that have been victimized by this corrupt Liberal regime
    3. Fact Provider posted on 04/05/2014 10:44 AM
      @SK ALL of your ranting suppositions are completely wrong.

      1. Nowhere in my reply to Walter did I defend Wynne or her Party's behaviour. I merely pointed out the facts regarding the true position of co-chair (because I am the "Fact Provider")

      2. There is no proof of Wynne being involved. Otherwise the investigator would NOT have stated that very fact.

      3. I have been, in fact, a conservative voter in virtually every provincial election since the days of Bill Davis.

      4. MY facts ARE straight ... you have expressed NO facts.

      The next time you interject yourself into a discussion, try to have the good sense to suppose nothing and to know something.
    4. Angry Bill posted on 04/07/2014 09:39 AM
      @Fact Provider On, "Fact Provider". What about the fact that the Ontario liberals are the most corrupt regime we have been saddled with for decades? Or that their greedy, self-interested actions have been the cause of high taxes, high energy rates, natives beating up non-natives in front of cops with impunity.. I could go on.

      You are awful selective in which "facts" you choose to focus on.
  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.
    http://vimeo.com/79462430
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