Tory MPP wades into e-mail scan­dal

The Lindsay Post - - LOCAL NEWS -

Lo­cal MPP Lau­rie Scott has waded into the Lib­eral e- mail scan­dal re­gard­ing can­celled gas plants in Oakville and Mis­sis­sauga.

In a press re­lease, the Con­ser­va­tive mem­ber re­ferred to On­tario’s In­for­ma­tion and Pri­vacy Com­mis­sioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian re­leas­ing a re­port last Wed­nes­day that found that se­nior Lib­eral po­lit­i­cal staff de­lib­er­ately deleted per­ti­nent emails.

Dur­ing her in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Dr. Cavoukian con­cluded that laws were bro­ken in the $ 585 mil­lion gas plant can­cel­la­tion mat­ter.

“This con­firms what we have been say­ing all along. The McGuinty/ Wynne Lib­er­als will do what­ever it takes, in­clud­ing break­ing the law, in or­der to avoid be­ing held ac­count­able for this waste of a bil­lion dol­lars of tax­pay­ers’ money in or­der to save Lib­eral seats,” Scott said.

She said Dr. Cavoukian se­verely scolded the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment and said that Premier Dal­ton McGuinty should have known bet­ter.

Scott said it was even de­ter­mined that the for­mer En­ergy Min­is­ter Chris Bent­ley deleted all of his emails. She said the min­is­ter of en­ergy’s of­fice pro­duced ab­so­lutely no records per­tain­ing to the gas plant scan­dal be­cause they had all been deleted.

Scott went on to say, “It is very ob­vi­ous that de­spite the premier’s at­tempts to dis­tance her­self from the ac­tions of her pre­de­ces­sor, her pri­mary con­cern is clearly hold­ing on to power at any cost. This gov­ern­ment will stoop to what­ever depths are nec­es­sary in or­der to ac­com­plish that”.

The Con­ser­va­tives have asked the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate.

Lib­eral nom­i­nee Rick John­son re­sponded that "var­i­ous com­mit­tees are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the gas plant is­sue. It is com­mon knowl­edge that all three par­ties and their lead­ers were com­mit­ted to can­cel­ing the gas plants. I hope all par­ties and all peo­ple called to the in­ves­ti­ga­tions are open and truth­ful."

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