Bentley to be charged with “contempt of Parliament”?…..too bad the “people” don’t have the same RIght!

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

This Liberal Government has basically laughed in the face of the Ontario electorate time and time again with their scandals and misspending not to mention their anti-democratic legislation in Bill 150 without having to say one single word in defence of the thousands of accusations spending malpractice!

But it appears they aren’t allowed the same flagrant privilege inside Queen’s Park where all MPP’s have to answer “requests for information” by other MPP’s!

Now Chris Bentley is being “taken to task” for his refusal to release documents to a committee looking into the “miserable failure of McGuinty’s election-grabbing gas-plant-move!”

Bentley could face this contempt charge which would be a “first” in over 140 years of parliamentary rule in Ontario.

It’s about time don’t ya think?

Ontario Liberals face being found in contempt of Parliament over cancelled power plants

KAREN HOWLETT

TORONTO — The Globe and Mail Sep. 13 2012

Premier Dalton McGuinty’s decision to pull the plug on two power plants west of Toronto has come back to haunt him, with the Speaker ruling that MPPs have a right to view all government documents related to the projects.

Speaker Dave Levac ruled on Thursday that there is evidence Energy Minister Chris Bentley breached his privileges by refusing to release the documents to a legislative committee. The legislature could find Mr. Bentley in contempt of Parliament if he does not reveal all costs of the Liberals’ mid-campaign decision last September to halt construction of a gas-fired electricity plant in Mississauga and cancel another plant in Oakville a year earlier. Such a ruling would be unprecedented in 140 years in Ontario.

He has until Sept. 24 to comply.

“He’s been found guilty in the court of public opinion,” said Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak.

Liberal House Leader John Milloy hinted that the government will resist handing over the information on the grounds that it is commercially sensitive, saying there has to be “some common sense around which documents can be produced.”

Opposition members called on Mr. Bentley to release the documents immediately. “What’s in those documents that you’re afraid of? What are you hiding?” Progressive Conservative MPP Rob Leone said in Question Period. “Does the word ‘contempt’ not bother you?”

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Comments
  1. Johannes Karl Marciniak says:

    ITS THE SAME CORUPTION GOING ON IN ALL COMMANWEALTH COUNTRYS HEADED BY THE BRITISH OLARGY/EMPIRE, WE ARE GOING THROUGH SAME DICTATORSHIP IN AUSTRALIA

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