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media avail feb. 13 2013

(February 13, 2013) If Premier Kathleen Wynne is serious about being different from her predecessor and her government’s record, she will immediately re-strike the committees investigating the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellation and the scandal at Ornge air ambulance, Ontario PC House Leader Jim Wilson said today.

“Three months ago, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals prorogued the Legislature to avoid accountability and shutter the investigations into the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations and the scandal at Ornge,” Wilson said. “If she wants to get to the bottom of these scandals she will re-strike each committee without delay.”

Wilson expressed concern that the Premier doesn’t grasp the severity of the situation considering her decision to promote Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews despite costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars for their involvement in the Mississauga gas plant and Ornge scandals.

“As much as she says that she is going to re-strike the committees, her actions to elevate Charles Sousa and Deb Matthews in Cabinet make it clear that she doesn't want to get serious about these scandals,” added Wilson.

“If the Premier is serious about getting to the bottom of these scandals, she will ensure full cooperation from the 2011 campaign team, her cabinet ministers and the rest of her caucus – including Ottawa South MPP Dalton McGuinty.”

Wilson concluded, “Even with the Premier’s cooperation, I still remain skeptical about if we can truly get to the bottom of these scandals with Deb Matthews and Charles Sousa at the helm.”


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