Ontario Gas Plants

How Does He Really Rate With Voters?

Huffington Post Canada | Éric Grenier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics

The latest allegations related to the gas plant scandal in Ontario may have pushed Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives into first place. Or perhap...

Tories To Wynne: 'Come Clean'

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's minority Liberal government is "corrupt" and should allow a confidence vote in the legislature, the Progressive Conservatives said...

Energy Rate Hikes Punish the Poor

Candice Malcolm | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

The increases to our energy bills alone over the next five years are greater than the amount of income tax paid by a minimum wage earner in Ontario. The Wynne government should think about the people who suffer the most from irresponsible government decisions.

Don't Call Me a 'Taxpayer' - I Am More Than Just My Wallet

Grant Gordon | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Grant Gordon

I don't like when tax dollars are wasted -- whether at the provincial level by relocating gas plants, or at City Hall by tearing up LRT contracts willy-nilly, or even by the federal government straight up losing $3.1 billion (whatever happened to that scandal, by the way?). And I get that times are tough. Saving pennies matters to a lot of people these days, and it should to our governments, too.

We're Paying for Bad Energy Policies

Candice Malcolm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Tax policy and energy price adjustments just don't have the same appeal as a mayor smoking crack or secret cheques to cover fraudulent housing expenses.However, the boring stuff has far more impact on our lives than the circus that follows the eccentric and scandal-plagued leaders in our country.Not all scandals are equal.

Pay Up: Tories

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government "learned nothing" from the $1.1-billion cost of killing two gas plants and is ready to refurbish nuclear reacto...

What if the Liberals were a Publicly Traded Company?

Candice Malcolm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Sorry! That's what Premier Wynne said in response to the damning auditor general report on the infamous cancelled gas plants. Of course Premier Wyn...

The Liberals' Energy Planning is Driven By What Works for the Liberals, Not For the People of Ontario

Mike Schreiner | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Our energy future requires innovation, entrepreneurialism and community engagement. Politicians moving around power plants like chess pieces won't work. We need to change the way the game is played and what we play it with. The stakes are higher than the billion dollars we've already wasted.

Hudak To NDP: Let's Do This Thing

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats poured cold water Wednesday on efforts by the Progressive Conservatives to force a snap election over the $1.1 billi...

$1.1 BILLION

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Liberal government's decisions to cancel two gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga will cost Ontario taxpayers up to $1.1 billion, audi...

Key McGuinty Staffer Infuriates Opposition

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties say they do not believe Don Guy, Dalton McGuinty's former chief of staff and long-time Liberal campaign directo...

McGuinty Aide Testifies

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties were fuming Tuesday after their questions about top Liberals attempting to pressure the Speaker of the legislat...

More Gas Plant Documents?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A number of emails related to two cancelled gas plants have been recovered by the government, Ontario's information watchdog said Wednesday,...

5 Byelections

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Voters in five Ontario ridings will get a chance to pass judgment on rookie Premier Kathleen Wynne and the scandal-plagued Liberal governmen...

WATCH: Attack Ads Target Ontario Premier

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - With three provincial byelections to be called this summer, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives launched new television ads Monday linking P...

This World Environment Week, Ontario Failed

Mike Schreiner | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Ontario's environment took a beating during Canadian Environment Week. The Liberal Cabinet had decided to gut Ontario's Endangered Species Act. Then the ECO's annual report on climate change revealed that the Liberals will not meet Ontario's greenhouse gas reduction targets. Ontario can't afford to delete environmental protections.

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...

Tories Want Probe On Deleted Emails

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives said Thursday they would ask the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the destruction of government docume...

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...

Apology 'Too Little, Too Late': Tories

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A formal apology from Premier Kathleen Wynne for the $585 million spent to cancel gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga was called "too lit...

My Decision, McGuinty Says

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO, Cananda - There were no apologies Tuesday as former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty admitted he did not know what it would cost when he made ...

Don't Look At Me!

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Power Authority keeps changing the estimated cost for cancelling a gas plant in Oakville, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday as...

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 Tories To Move Non-Confidence Motion Against Liberals

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives' non-confidence motion in Ontario's minority government over the cancellation of gas plants is just a headline...

Ontario Liberal Compares This To Gas Plants Cancellation

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government on Thursday compared its move to cancel gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga with the United States' decision...