TORONTO — The opposition parties jumped on a report Thursday night of new moves by the Ontario Provincial Police in the gas plants investigation.
The Ottawa Citizen says a court order has been served requiring Queen’s Park staff to hand over records relevant to the alleged coverup following the cancellation of two gas plants prior to the 2011 election.
The Citizen also reports that investigators have interviewed former premier Dalton McGuinty in April.
Provincial police were not immediately available to comment on the newspaper report, the Liberals didn’t respond either.
Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod issued a statement calling for a judicial inquiry into the allegations the Liberals ordered emails relating to the cost of cancelling the Oakville and Mississauga gas plants.
And New Democrat Gilles Bisson issued a statement that Premier Kathleen Wynne can’t “run from the Liberal record of corruption anymore.”
“Armed police knocking on the doors of Queen’s Park is a clear sign the Liberals have to go,” Bisson said.
And MacLeod said “it is clear that the Liberals will go to any lengths to hide the truth from the taxpayers of Ontario.”
The cost of cancelling the gas plants has been estimated at $1.1 billion.