Chris Bentley

Ontario PCs Plan Contempt Motion

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Business at the Ontario legislature could grind to a halt again next month if the government won't allow questions on Liberal attempts to in...

Ontario Legislature Should Use Speaker's Warrant to Learn What Really Happened

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Recently leaked emails between Dalton McGuinty's former advisers reveal that they attempted to convince the Speaker to change his mind on an important...

London's Upcoming By-election and NDP's Chance

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

My only visit to London was on my way to Detroit a decade ago. I took a quick glimpse of the city and left. I saw beautiful noticeable architecture an...

What, Me Worry?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne dismissed suggestions Tuesday that the Liberals' chances of winning the next election have dimmed now that veteran ca...

Ontario Tories Back At It

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The controversy surrounding cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga that tied up all business at the Ontario legislature last fall ...

Plagued By Scandal, Ontario Energy Minister To Resign Seat

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO, Cananda - The man at the centre of the Ontario government scandal over cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga announced Friday he i...

Wynne Looking To Widen Probe Into Cancelled Plants

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties welcomed a move by Kathleen Wynne Thursday to ask the auditor general to broaden his examination of cancelled g...

Ontario's Giving Up the Dirty-Coal Habit

Chris Bentley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Chris Bentley

Ontario is on track to be the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate dirty coal-fired generation. Two of the largest coal-fired electricity plants in the province, Nanticoke and Lambton, are to close a year early, by end of December 2013, saving ratepayers $95 million.

Contempt Motion Against Ontario Energy Minister Will Go To Committee

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties have voted to send a contempt motion against Energy Minister Chris Bentley to a legislative committee.The Progr...

Nothing Is Getting Done In Ontario

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives are keeping alive a contempt motion that has brought all other business at the Ontario legislature to a halt.T...

Ontario Minister Faces Contempt Of Parliament Motion

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OAKVILLE, Ont. - The Liberal government made a mistake when they planned to build new power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, Premier Dalton McGuint...

Don't Bring a Gun to a Wind Energy Debate

John Laforet | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

I was saddened to read that Jeff Damen, a father of two and employee of a wind developer in rural Ontario, reported having a shotgun pulled on him while conducting field work on a project site in West Grey. While I am not known for expressing opinions remotely sympathetic to that of the wind industry or its employees, and certainly oppose the development of the project in question, guns and threats of violence have no place in any debate in our province.

Ontario's $190-Million Plant Cancellation All Part Of Democracy: McGuinty

CBC | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Voters understand that when politicians make campaign promises it's taxpayers who will pay the cost if that party wins, Premier Dalton McGuinty said T...

Staying Silent On Mississauga Gas Plant

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Energy Minister Chris Bentley was at a loss Wednesday to say who made the decision to pull the plug on a gas plant in Mississauga, Ont., jus...

The McGuinty Shuffle: Who's In

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The minority Liberals will unveil a leaner cabinet Thursday with no new faces as Premier Dalton McGuinty sticks to his election mantra that ...

First Nations In Ontario Win Probe Into Lack Of Aboriginal Jurors

CP | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Years of complaints that First Nations people have been systematically excluded from serving on juries in Ontario culminated Thursday in the...