McGuinty won’t appear in gas plant “vote buying move” inquiry, but Brad Duguid will be his “fill-in”!

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Another inquiry, another refusal by Dalton to be a no-show. So who will be the “sacrificial lamb” in this one?

Deb Matthews was the one at the Ornge scandal and even though Bentley is the one who will endure the “contempt of Parliament  charges  McGuinty has appointed Brad Duguid to take the stand when the questions are going to be asked about the details of the 240 million $$$ and counting mistake made by the Liberal Election Committee.

Now there’s a good choice for the person who will supposedly answer questions about the inner workings of the Trans Canada negotiations as he wasn’t even informed of the cancellation when Trans Canada asked him “what the hell was going on at Queen’s Park”?

Brad was so far out of the loop that he was all but avoided by Trans Canada towards the end of the negotiations of the project project prior to the election!

So that should a good showing by Duguid who didn’t have a clue what was going on!

But then WE have no idea what’s going on either within the Pink Building. WE just pay for the stupidity!

Duguid to testify on decision to cancel power plants

Oct 5, 2012 The Canadian Press

Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 13, 2012.

Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 13, 2012. (Michelle Siu/Canadian Press)

A key player in the Liberal government’s decision to cancel power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, costing taxpayers at least $230 million, agreed Friday to testify before a legislature committee, something Premier Dalton McGuinty declined to do.

“One of the reasons I’m looking forward to testifying is it’ll give me an opportunity to, in a very detailed manner, talk about the decision that was made to cancel the Oakville gas plant,” Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid told reporters.

Duguid was energy minister when the Liberals cancelled a gas-fired generating station in Oakville in 2010, and when they halted construction on a Mississauga gas-fired plant plant two weeks before last year’s election, helping save Liberal seats in the area.

‘I was minister at the time, I was engaged in the Oakville decision from the beginning and throughout.’—Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid

Last month, the government released 36,000 pages of documents on the cancelled plants to comply with a Speaker’s ruling, but there were no communications signed by Duguid.

That prompted the Progressive Conservatives to claim the energy minister had been cut out of the decision to cancel the Oakville plant by the premiers’ office, something Duguid flatly denied.

“I was minister at the time, I was engaged in the Oakville decision from the beginning and throughout, fully engaged,” he insisted.

The decision to cancel the Mississauga gas plant was made by the Liberal campaign team.

“Obviously as a member of the campaign team, as a member of the party, it was part of our platform,” said Duguid.

The dispute over the gas plants, and the Liberals’ refusal for months to release the documents on the cancelled projects, prompted the Progressive Conservatives to move a contempt motion against Energy Minister Chris Bentley that tied up all other legislative business for a week.

McGuinty declines to appear before committee………………………

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  1. […] “The decision to cancel the Mississauga gas plant was made by the Liberal campaign team. […]

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