Tory MPP wades into e-mail scandal
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."