By proroguing Parliament McGuinty is now open to being subpoenaed for “Seat Saving” quarry closure!

Posted: October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

HA!…….talk about going from the frying pan into the fire!

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By proroguing parliament, a Common Law procedure in Ontario can now allow subpoenas to be issued to Dalton McGuinty, Jim Bradley and Rick Bartolucci which will compel them to testify in court about why the Flamborough Quarry was closed, as were the two gas plants ion order to ensure positive election results in the last Provincial Election.

It seems Ontario is now about to start holding these clowns accountable for the years of parasitic and idiotic spending of Ontario Citizens hard earned $$$$.

Of course WE will all be the ones who have to rebuild this Province but at the very least we may get a chance for some rather bitter/sweet pay back!

CNW Group October 29/12

Senior-most Liberals Will Be Forced to Face Questioning On Flamborough Quarry

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and other senior Cabinet Ministers will be subpoenaed and compelled to testify in the judicial review of the Liberal government’s decision to kill the proposed Flamborough Quarry. The judicial review will help determine whether the government acted improperly in cancelling a quarry in the riding of Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin in advance of the 2011 provincial election. St Marys Cement has also filed a NAFTA claim based on the regulatory failure in this case, and is seeking damages of not less than$275 million.

In May, St Marys Cement served a Notice of Application to review the decision by the McGuinty Liberals to issue a Minister’s Zoning Order and a Declaration of Provincial Interest to stop the proposed Flamborough Quarry. The provincial government brought forward a motion to have the application dismissed, a motion that has now been dismissed by the Ontario Divisional Court. The government has appealed this ruling.

Due to a common law principle that protects sitting members from being subpoenaed while the house is in session or on break for holiday, the decision by Dalton McGuinty to prorogue the Legislature presents the first opportunity for the Premier, in addition to Ministers Jim Bradley and Rick Bartolucci, to be forced to testify. The legal process will now be initiated with the full intention of hearing from key decision-makers around this decision to save the seat of a Liberal MPP.

“The Liberals’ decision regarding the proposed Flamborough Quarry is consistent with their approach to the Mississauga and Oakville gas plants, in which they overrode due process in a way that is highly political and threatens important investment into Ontario,” said John Moroz, Vice President and General Manager of St Marys Cement. “Dalton McGuinty’s team chose to interfere with a well-defined aggregate licensing process in advance of the 2011 provincial election in a way that is prejudicial to St Marys Cement. This decision by the Liberal government will prevent the Hamilton-area from achieving much-needed jobs, and may add hundreds of millions of dollars to Ontario’s deficit.”

Despite an exhaustive FOI request by St Marys Cement, the government records that were provided did not contain any scientific evidence that the quarry would compromise the watershed, water quality or quantity, wetlands, or the natural environment or any scientific reason to deny St Marys the right to a fair and impartial hearing on its quarry application.

Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin secured his riding of Ancaster – Dundas – Flamborough – Westdale by about 4,500 votes in the 2011 election, increasing his winning margin by 2.2 percent, compared to the 2007 election, even while McGuinty’s government lost 17 seats and was reduced to a minority.

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UPDATE:

Statement by St Marys Cement in Response to Inflammatory Comments by Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ – Earlier this week, St Marys Cement announced that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and other senior Cabinet Ministers will be subpoenaed and compelled to testify in the judicial review of the Liberal government’s decision to kill the proposed Flamborough Quarry. St Marys has also filed a NAFTA claim based on the regulatory failure in this case, and is seeking damages of not less than $275 million.

In an article posted on the CBC Hamilton website yesterday, Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin referred to the actions by St. Marys Cement as “belligerent threats to people.” We believe that Mr. McMeekin’s comments are inappropriate and highly inflammatory.

Mr. McMeekin further states that the project would have been on “environmentally sensitive lands.” In fact, in response to an exhaustive Freedom of Information (FOI) request by St Marys Cement, the government did not produce any evidence that the quarry would compromise the watershed, water quality or quantity, wetlands, or the natural environment.

What we did find in the materials released were numerous documents suggesting a deeply politicized process that amounts to another Liberal seat-saver scandal, similar to the Oakville and Mississauga gas plant debacles. One such document shows that on the eve of the Ministerial Zoning Order announcement which halted our application process, the Press Secretary to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Jim Bradley counseled Ted McMeekin to “trumpet your success” at the local level. He told Mr. McMeekin to do a multi-day celebration to get “the most media bang for our buck.” He further suggested a victory party complete with “a giant cake, some music, etc.”

Mr. McMeekin should correct the record, retract his comments and apologize. St. Marys Cement continues to seek an opportunity to follow a well-defined aggregate licensing process that would bring much needed jobs and new tax revenue to Hamilton.

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