McGuinty-Wynne Liberals Have Lost Confidence of Ontarians

April 26, 2013

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell continues to put pressure on the Wynne Liberal Government to come clean with Ontarians: “They must be held accountable for a decade of failures and scandals”.

Following the Auditor-General’s report into the Mississauga power plant cancellation and explosive testimony by Ministry of Energy staffers at Justice Committee, the PC Caucus has decided to table a Want of Confidence motion in the Legislature.

MPP McDonell commented: “Ontarians deserve the truth about the politically-motivated cancellations, done in a desperate attempt to win an election and at the expense of the taxpayers of Ontario, estimated to be over $1 billion.  Unfortunately, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals are more focused on protecting their political skins, than looking after the best interests of the province.”

Committee hearings into the cancellation scandal questioned former Liberal political staffers under oath, who claimed to have little to no recollection about the details or the costs the cancellations.

MPP McDonell stated: “These insiders could not even remember making a $721 million settlement offer for the Oakville power plant cancellation, until emails were produced with their names on them. The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals are suffering a severe case of collective selective amnesia. This is just another example of the lengths that the Liberals are willing to go to protect their Party and cling to power”.

The Want of Confidence Motion requires the consent of all three parties’ House Leaders to come to a debate.

MPP McDonell concluded: “It is abundantly clear that the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals, after a decade of squandering public money, have lost the confidence of Ontarians. No-one trusts them to administer this Province with integrity, honesty or accountability. It is time for Ontarians to finally have a say on this Government through a confidence motion”