QUEEN’S PARK – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell and the Ontario PC Caucus spoke up for accountability and integrity today by demanding the Government call forward a confidence motion in the Legislature.
MPP Jim McDonell commented: “The magnitude of the waste, deception and scandals this Government has presided over is outrageous. As the elected members of the Legislature, it is our duty to hold this Liberal Government accountable. At a time when over half a million Ontarians are out of work and businesses are struggling, the Liberals choose to use any tactic to keep in power. It has been over a year since the Legislature began investigating the 2011 power plant cancellations and the unacceptable waste of taxpayer’s dollars that followed, along with the exposed scandal in E-Heath & ORNGE. Following a year of relevant documents being hidden and – as revealed – destroyed, selective amnesia by public officials and Liberal insiders and a four month prorogation, Ontarians are fed up with a Government they cannot trust. It is time for the Legislature to express what Ontarians have made clear: the Liberal Government has lost the Province’s confidence”.
During the vote on today’s Opposition Day Motion the NDP caucus joined the Government in voting against it. MPP Jim McDonell commented: “If the NDP say they can’t trust the Government, the solution is to vote to change the Government. Instead, they are supporting the most scandal-ridden Government in Ontario’s history. Ontarians will take notice. This Liberal Government cannot be trusted to tell the truth on their taxpayer-funded seat-saver program in Mississauga and Oakville, let alone stewarding Ontario’s finances for another year”.