McGuinty Resigns “Unexpectedly”…

15 Oct

To spend more time with his family?

Mr. McGuinty met with his caucus after a series of dramatic developments throughout the day at the provincial legislature. The opposition accused senior cabinet ministers of misleading the legislature by insisting that they had disclosed all documents relating to two cancelled power plants when in fact they were aware that was not the case.

The Progressive Conservatives initiated a process that could ultimately lead to cabinet ministers being found in contempt of Parliament, when Tory MPP Todd Smith called on Speaker Dave Levac to rule there is evidence government members misled the legislature.

“I am of the belief that the government misled the House,” Mr. Smith told the legislature.

If criminal charges are filed in the “power plant” scandal, will the laying of the charges be “unexpected” as well?
BTW – when a Liberal “prorogues” parliament it’s just a procedural matter….

To this end, I’ve asked the Lieutenant Governor to prorogue the legislature to allow those discussions with our labour partners and the opposition to occur in an atmosphere that is free of the heightened rancour of politics in the legislature.

And when the legislature returns, we will either have negotiated agreements in hand or a firm sense of what the opposition will support.

No point actually debating the matter in a fair and democratic manner, particularly when it will result in forcing an election the Liberals can’t win….
Globe and Mail, Toronto Star

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