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Tories want Wynne to drop libel case
Push for Premier to stop legal action at Queen's Park
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The Tories are demanding Kathleen Wynne drop her plans to sue leader Tim Hudak and energy critic Lisa MacLeod for their allegations she oversaw email deletion in the gas plant scandal.

PC MPP John Yakabuski stood up in question period demanding the Premier drop her plans for legal action, asking Kathleen Wynne to "drop the charade."

He calls the move "unwarranted and undemocratic," claiming she's just afraid more revelations about her party will come out in the OPP deleted email investigation.

But Wynne stands by her decision to move forward, stressing she wants to deal with facts in public debates and opposition's allegations don't.

Wynne's lawyer sent Hudak MacLeod both a cease and desist letter and a libel notice. And while the two haven't repeated their allegations much over the past few days, they refuse to back down.

These allegations haven't been proven in court.

This all started when the Tories responded to the release of OPP documents, which show the police investigation is focused on former chief-of staff to Dalton McGuinty David Livingston, who faces criminal charges. He's alleged to have brought in another staff member's tech-savvy boyfriend Peter Faist to wipe information from government computers.

The Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations cost tax- and rate-payers $1.1 billion.

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The Tories are demanding Kathleen Wynne drop her plans to sue leader Tim Hudak and energy critic Lisa MacLeod for their allegations she oversaw email deletion in the gas plant scandal.

PC MPP John Yakabuski stood up in question period demanding the Premier drop her plans for legal action, asking Kathleen Wynne to "drop the charade."

He calls the move "unwarranted and undemocratic," claiming she's just afraid more revelations about her party will come out in the OPP deleted email investigation.

But Wynne stands by her decision to move forward, stressing she wants to deal with facts in public debates and opposition's allegations don't.

Wynne's lawyer sent Hudak MacLeod both a cease and desist letter and a libel notice. And while the two haven't repeated their allegations much over the past few days, they refuse to back down.

These allegations haven't been proven in court.

This all started when the Tories responded to the release of OPP documents, which show the police investigation is focused on former chief-of staff to Dalton McGuinty David Livingston, who faces criminal charges. He's alleged to have brought in another staff member's tech-savvy boyfriend Peter Faist to wipe information from government computers.

The Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations cost tax- and rate-payers $1.1 billion.

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