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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.
    2. Fact Provider posted on 05/18/2014 06:37 PM
      @David Speaking of desperation, how did you enjoy Hudak having Jim Flahertry's widow trot out the new Tea Party ad in the place where Flaherty's wake was held?

      That's even lower than desperation.

      Hudak is about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory AGAIN !!
      Face it.
    3. David posted on 05/18/2014 06:54 PM
      @Fact Provider Any feedback regarding Wynnes job creation plans? You seem to have skipped over that question. You don't appear to like Hudak's plans, so what excites you about Wynnes plans?
      Her world seems great even though the former liberal finance minister Dwight Duncan claims cuts must be made. Don Drummond states they can't treat his report like a buffet, which is exactly what the government has done. Just want to confirm Fact Provider, Wynne is right but the other two are wrong?
    4. Fact Provider posted on 05/18/2014 08:31 PM
      @David Hmmm ... embarrassed about the ad launch by Flaherty's widow are you ?
      To the extent that you can't bring yourself to comment on it ?

      I thought not.

      As far as your and Hudak's mantra of a zillion jobs plan, I challenge you to find one (yes - one) example of a successful economy overseen by the Conservatives, either federally or provincially, since the days of Sir John A.

      Further, I challenge you to find one (yes - one again) credible, objective economist who says the zillion jobs plan can be done.

      Good luck with that, myopic Contard.
    5. David posted on 05/18/2014 09:33 PM
      @Fact Provider Oh Fact Provider, you make this so very easy. Just like our comments back and forth a couple of days back, you can't answer simple questions. I guess you receive your standard liberal lines from their website, but have absolutely no ability to answer with any type of argument. Your knowledge is an inch deep. Do yourself a favour and do some homework before coming back. Just ignore when you are challenged and close your comments with cute little insults. Your little world is spinning as even former liberals are jumping ship and criticizing this lost government. Who is it FP- Duncan/Drummond or Wynne?
    6. Fact Provider posted on 05/19/2014 05:30 AM
      @David It appears that you spent at least an hour searching for a successful economy run by Conservatives or for an economist who says the zillion plans can work ... and, once you realized you could not find either one, you quit wasting your time looking.

      I guess even a myopic Contard can learn if he just puts in some effort. Sorry I burst your bubble - but well done.
    7. David posted on 05/19/2014 06:43 AM
      @Fact Provider Thanks again Fact Provider. As the debt hole gets deeper and deeper with your great leader, you can't even see how you dig deeper and deeper with your lack of knowledge. With two separate topics over the past few days, you failed to answer 1 question.
      I pointed this out to you, but again you responded with no answer and suprise, suprise, an insult.
      I do agree that Tim Hudaks government could not create 1 zillion(?) jobs, but I'm sure if you give McWYNNETY a few more months, the province could hit a debt of 1 zillion. Thanks for the enjoyment FP, I'm sure your debating team from grade school would be proud.
    8. Fact Provider posted on 05/19/2014 07:38 AM
      @David Today is a holiday, David.
      Go do something useful with your time.

      Your frustration at not being able to find a successful economy overseen by Conservatives EVER or an economist who agrees with the Hudak job plan can work is starting to show.

      Let me save you the time and the eye strain of trying to read so much information. You will not find either one since the Conservatives have never led a successful economy plus there is not an economist to be found who agrees with the so-called plan of Tea Party Tim.

      Do yourself a favour.
      Stop trying to debate (or deflect) when you have no talking points worth consideration. In other words ... stay away from the fight when you obviously have no weapons.
    9. David posted on 05/19/2014 07:54 AM
      @Fact Provider And the hole gets deeper yet again for FP. I don't believe I've ever seen a weaker effort by a liberal supporter. Do you actually read other peoples posts? It looks like you start on your keyboard immediately after your last post.
      A little piece of advice as you move forward. As someone who represents the party of "tolerance", you might want to use a different term when insulting someone instead of Contard. I believe that most people would find that term highly offensive. Do you actually understand the basis of that term and do you find it acceptable or is that just fed to you like all your other comments? I would say that it takes away from your arguement but normally you have none.
    10. Fact Provider posted on 05/19/2014 11:14 AM
      @David Ah yes ... Thanks for the final capitulation when you finally admit to yourself that you ran out of any relevant counter-argument.

      Poor David, feels insulted by a very mean opponent. Fact Provider has caused him harm by demeaning his (lack of ) knowledge and argument.

      "Holy Tea Party, Batman ... my best deflection didn't work either. I'll just have to admit it now that the Fact Provider has bested me fair and square."

      By the way, there was one successful provincial economy run by the Conservatives - Harris - JUST KIDDING !!!
    11. David posted on 05/19/2014 01:40 PM
      @Fact Provider Nice try government employee, nice try.
      The Fact Provider has bested me fair and square? Wouldn't that take you answering the most basic of questions. Seriously, you really want to go there. Typical of all the points you try to make, you say nothing.
      Regarding being insulted by a very mean opponent. Trust me oh political wizard, a can take alot more then you would ever be able to hand out.
      Understandly, your ignorance of politics also reaches into every day life. By using a term that is quite insulting to a great number of people of all politcal stripes, it speaks volumes of the stupidity you spew. Instead of defending the use of that insulting term, you turn it back to politics. Unfortunately, you can't see it. I guess that is really your concern. If your government job is taken away, you are afraid that anyone in the private sector could quickly figure out how very shallow you are.
    12. Fact Provider posted on 05/19/2014 07:05 PM
      @David 1. You're really sensitive about that "Contard" reference aren't you?
      Well ... in the vague hope of educating you - yes you, myopic Contard, here it is.
      "Con" - note always the capital "C" - short for Conservative - or, alternatively - a euphemism for "tricking / fooling" (as in "con game")
      "tard" - last 4 letters of the verb to "retard" - meaning "to hold back" or to "impede".

      Now, if you find something offensive in being labelled a "myopic" (near-sighted) "Con - tard" (resorting to trickery in an attempt to impede) - no one can help you.

      If you've read anything else into it - then you have only your imagination to blame - not my words.

      2. As for the government employee reference, I couldn't be bothered. I am the sole owner of a private business employing over 90 people - all of whom earn a very good wage, are not unionized - and who have a very decent company-sponsored pension plan.

      If you need a real job and possess some skills and a solid work ethic, let me know. There's always room in a growing company.

      No, wait ... my HR people insist that my employees can read, write and think on their own. Never mind, David.
    13. David posted on 05/19/2014 07:29 PM
      @Fact Provider If you actually do own your own company, that is quite remarkable. If your sharp enough to own your own company, why are you not capable of answering BASIC questions that are asked? Question after question after question that you totally ignore. I'm also curious about how you operate your company. Do you make purchases on a daily basis that you cannot afford with absolutely no idea of how to pay back. If not, why not? You blindly support a political party that does that on a daily basis. Why is it okay to use the taxpayers money as the liberal party piggy bank. Servicing the debt, third largest government expenditure. But that is good government policy? Please explain how that is a good decision for the taxpayer. Oh, I look forward to your answer.
    14. Fact Provider posted on 05/19/2014 08:35 PM
      @David Still waiting for you to find an economist who will give Hudak's plan more than a cursory glance before filing it in the circular file. No? Too hard for you?

      Still waiting for you to find a Conservative led government either provincially or federally that nurtured a successful economy. No? Too hard for you?

      Still waiting for you to stop deflecting blame for your inability to do either one of the above and finally admit that you are a too typical and duped Contard voter - who can't see the forest for the trees.

      I look forward to your posts (tears and all) on the 13th of June after Tim the Tea Party Con snatches defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.

      Until then, you just keep working on those 2 little chores I gave you. You will be the wiser for it once you delve into a bit of political history.

      Don't stay up too late though. You'll need to be rested so you can fully enjoy this week's Hudak gaffes and laughs.
  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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