Ontario Gas Plant

Oakville's Power Plant Fiasco Is a Lesson in Policy

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Back in 2005, we criticized the Ontario government's decision to shut down coal-fired power generation in the province. Looking back, it's clear we underestimated the capacity of the Ontario government to bungle Ontario's energy file, and we underestimated the hypocrisy of the environmental movement

How Robert Prichard's Role in Gas Plant Talks Cost Taxpayers Millions: Part Two

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

This Liberal government appears to favour greedy U.S. hedge funds, well-connected gas plant owners and its friends on Bay Street, to Toronto's homeless and working poor. Well, I am glad the Wynne government has its priorities straight.

'Very Confusing'

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An unapologetic Dalton McGuinty lashed out Tuesday at the justice committee looking into cancelled gas plants saying it was just a partisan ...

How Robert Prichard's Role in Gas Plant Talks Cost Taxpayers Millions

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

The McGuinty government was more concerned about its political survival than taxpayers' money. It should have terminated its contract with Eastern Power, well before cancelling the Mississauga gas plant. Instead, it hired a hired gun, with a strict mandate to make the hedge fund go away without a messy court battle.

Wynne Accused Of Being Complicit In Email Scandal

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was complicit in the mass deletion of emails on cancelled gas plants by senior Liberals in former premier Dal...

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

CP | Keith Leslie and Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Provincial Police launched a criminal investigation Friday into the destruction of emails about the costly cancellation of two g...

I Didn't Know!

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The governing Liberals estimated a worst-case scenario early last year of $900 million in costs to scrap two gas plants in Oakville and Miss...

Ontario Grits To Get Update On Gas Plant Cost

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne agreed Tuesday to appear before the legislature's justice committee next week to testify under oath about the...

Ontario Liberal Numbers Off By $85 Million: Auditor General

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government knew it cost a lot more than $190 million to scrap a partially-built gas plant in Mississauga but "lied" to the...

Ontario Liberals Admit Gas Plant Numbers May Be Off

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government admitted Monday that the cost of cancelling a gas plant in Oakville may be higher than the $40 million they fir...

$828 Million Gas Plant Headache?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The cost of cancelling two gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga is closer to $828 million, more than three times what the governing Libera...

'As If By Magic': New Gas Plant Docs Mysteriously Found

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition cried "coverup" Thursday after the government announced dozens more documents had been unearthed on two cancelled gas p...

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 ...

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 Facing Hefty Lawsuit Over Gas Plant Cancellation

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The financing company behind a cancelled gas-fired electrical generating station in Mississauga has launched a $300 million lawsuit against ...

McGuinty Won't Say What Scrapping Gas Plant Will Cost

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty refused Monday to put a price tag on his late-in-the-game pledge to scrap a gas-fired power plant, as he was...