WATCH: Gas plant committee zeroing in on contempt recommendations

NDP says they have enough evidence to move forward on writing their report

Recommendations for contempt charges in connection to the gas plant scandal could be coming up soon.

NDP House leader Gilles Bisson says the committee looking into the Mississauga and Oakville cancellations has enough information to make a decision on who should be named in contempt and what the penalty should be.

These recommendations would then go to the speaker of the legislature.

He's urging other other party leaders to get on with things.

The speaker already found former MPP and energy minister Chris Bentley may have breached privilege by the slow document release in the scandal. Which is why the committee has been debating this issue.

Bentley resigned from both roles at Queen's Park last year.

Despite the wealth of evidence they already have, Bisson underlines the all-party committee still needs to hear from witnesses. They are looking at those named in OPP documents surrounding email deletion, such as former-McGuinty staff members David Livingston and Laura Miller. They also want to hear from Miller's tech-savvy boyfriend Peter Faist, who was said to have been brought in to wipe government computers.

Livingston may face criminal charges.

Bisson says in between testimony is a perfect time to write up a report on their findings.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

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  1. john posted on 04/25/2014 01:27 PM
    oh oh looks like the libbies are getting in trouble
  2. Brent White posted on 04/25/2014 01:38 PM
    If this means that the NDP will get off their collective butts and help take down this corrupt Ontario Liberal government - then I am all for it. However, I believe this may just be posturing to help their failed leader (Andrea Horwath) get back into the polls as it looks like they are doing the right thing...

    We need an election - done and done
  3. john posted on 04/25/2014 01:57 PM
    hmm i just thought of somthing

    if Wynne' s name is on the list in contempt and facing chargers that would mean Wynne will have to drop her lawsuit .
    1. Brief and to the Point posted on 04/25/2014 03:29 PM
      @john Incorrect.
  4. Kevin posted on 04/25/2014 02:19 PM
    Season 3 of Orange Is The New Black can be all about Kathleen Wynne's time in prison on charges of robbing Ontario taxpayers blind.

    (Starring Mickey Rourke as Kathleen Wynne)
    1. john posted on 04/25/2014 02:45 PM
      @Kevin hay not cool man Mickey Rourke is legend Kathleen Wynne is a doushbag
      please dont mix the 2 up .
    2. Kevin posted on 04/25/2014 03:15 PM
      @john No offence to Mr Rourke, they just look so similar it seemed like the logical casting decision. Plus, we already saw in Iron Man 2 how well he can play a ridiculous villain; what better description is there of Comrade Wynne?
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