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Tim Hudak promises inquiry on cancelled gas plants

Cancellations cost up to $1.1 billion

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says a Tory government would call a judicial inquiry into the cancellation of two Toronto-area gas plants by the Liberal
government.

Hudak made the announcement in Mississauga at the site of one of the cancelled plants, saying ``a billion dollars went into this hole.''

He says taxpayers need answers on what exactly happened and whether it's possible to get back any of the money that was lost in the cancellations.

The Liberals scrapped the unpopular plants before the 2011 election at a cost of up to $1.1 billion.

Hudak says a PC government would make sure such cancellations never happen again.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has apologized for the way the gas plants issue was handled and has said her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, under whose watch the plants were scrapped, made ``mistakes.

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  1. David posted on 05/18/2014 02:43 PM
    Go for It Tim. Please get an inquiry going looking into this scandal. Even though our current premier insists she wants to be transparent, you know Ontario will NEVER get the answers it deserves. I'm sure our former great leader DALTON, DALTON, DALTON would love to come back from the US and testify. After all, he's never lied to us before, has he? Just curious, why isn't DALTON helping Kathleen campaign?
  2. Fact Provider posted on 05/18/2014 03:52 PM
    Hmmm ... the gazillion jobs plan isn't getting traction ... guess you'd better go back to the only other thing you've ever talked about.

    Unfortunate as it may seem ... the Tea Party election campaign has sputtered and stopped.

    Surprise !!
    1. David posted on 05/18/2014 04:08 PM
      @Fact Provider Wishing for it doesn't make it so Fact Provider. Wynnes performance in Walkerton tells me all I need to know of how the liberal campaign is going. Whenever liberal rats are cornered, they always fall back on the standard desperation lines. I'm confident their internal polling is telling them that things aren't going to well so it is time to swing for the fences. Just curious, could you let me know what Wynees plans are to create NON GOVERNMENT jobs? She seems to have done a great job recently of getting companies to leave the province.
  3. Ernie posted on 05/18/2014 07:28 PM
    Although I am conservative by nature, I do not see the value of a judicial enquiry. A CRIMINAL investigation is all that is needed even if it is only found that some lesser laws were broken. Yes, laws need to be changed to make this sort of vote buying illegal, but spending $50 million on a judicial enquiry that has no legal right to issue charges even if warranted is a waste of time and money.
  4. Aj posted on 05/19/2014 09:24 AM
    OMG. This parrot can't shut up! I do not want the liberals to come in power again however this Hudak isn't going to do anything different. This guy is the worst leader ever! I am begging you people in PC to leer a new REAL leader with real plans! Hudak wants metrolinx to take over the TTC, this will increase the TTC fair by so much, he wants to fire 100k employees but somehow he will create 1 million jobs. Does this moron even know how to do math?
  5. *** BREAKING NEWS *** posted on 05/19/2014 01:28 PM
    **** BREAKING NEWS ****

    Tim Hudak has let it slip that he's eyeing another job after June 12th.

    Apparently he's in the running at NBC to play "Howdy Doody" in that network's revival of the popular 1950's children's show. NBC is very interested, noting that make-up requirements for Mr. Hudak as the character would be minimal and that he's already accustomed to having his strings pulled by others.

    In related news, NBC has sent a team to Toronto to interview Doug Ford for the part of "Buffalo Bob" and to Gravenhurst to interview Rob Ford for the part of "Clarabelle the Clown".

    When asked for comment, Mr. Hudak responded very positively, noting that he would undergo very few changes in his personal appearance or demeanour in order to take on the role.

    Doug Ford added only that he and Rob would have to learn to like children, should they be chosen.

    Rob Ford was unavailable for comment since his cottage is off limits to the media.
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