Gas Plants 2.0: Wynne Liberals must reimburse ratepayers for $80 million in inappropriate expenses at gas plant companies
Wynne Liberals let wealthy insider executives expense raccoon traps and scuba gear on Ontario hydro bills
QUEEN’S PARK – In the wake of a scathing Auditor General’s report, this morning, the Ontario PCs called on the Wynne Liberals to reimburse Ontario ratepayers for nearly $80 million in inappropriate expenses reflected on Ontarians’ hydro bills.
“What were these companies using ratepayer’s money for? Wealthy executives and Liberal insiders were expensing raccoon traps and scuba gear,” said Ontario PC Treasury Board critic Lisa MacLeod during Question Period.
Statement from Ontario PC Treasury Board critic Lisa MacLeod on the release of the 2017 Auditor General Report:
“There is a culture of waste at Queen’s Park that has festered under Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals for 14 years. This has crowded out the key government services everyone depends on, and left Ontario families working harder, paying more, and getting less.
“In the energy sector, we again see the politically corrupt Wynne Liberals putting well-connected insiders first, while driving up hydro bills for families, seniors, and mom and pop shops across the province.
This morning, the Wynne Liberals rolled out another “stretch goal” auto insurance announcement in the lead up to the 2018 election.
“If there’s one certainty here at Queen’s Park it’s this – this Liberal government has broken every promise it’s ever made on auto insurance,” said Ontario PC Finance critic Vic Fedeli during Question Period. Before the 2014 election, Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to reduce auto insurance by 15 per cent; she later said this was nothing but a “stretch goal.”
BREAKING: Liberals appointed exec of company fleecing ratepayers of $100M to lead group tasked with preventing further gaming of system
Rob Coulbeck, VP of Goreway Power Station, was the co-chair of Market Renewal Working Group, which Liberals say will clean up electricity system
The VP of a power generating company that gamed ratepayers for $100M was appointed by the Liberal government to lead a task force responsible for preventing further abuses of the system. Rob Coulbeck, VP of Goreway Power Station, was appointed co-chair of the Market Renewal Working Group. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has specifically referenced the market renewal in the legislature as signs the Liberals are cleaning up the energy sector.Read more
Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff has become the newest Progressive Conservative member of the Standing Committee on General Government, in a change that took place this week.
“Sam has been an invaluable member of the Ontario PC team since his election a year ago. His energy and commitment will be a welcome addition to the committee as he serves the people of Ontario,” Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown said today.Read more