Andy Radia | Canada Politics
There’s some irony with the internal code name that the Ontario Liberals used for the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar power plant.
They called it “Project Vapour” and ironically it might just vapourize their government.
The Ontario PCs say that they’ve uncovered internal emails, amid 20,000 documents released last Friday, that show that premier Dalton McGuinty’s key advisers used that code name as a means to hide the true cost of nixing plans to build a generating station in Oakville.
According to the Toronto Star, there was even one email from the Ministry of Energy asking government officials to stop emailing about the Mississauga plant closure last Fall.
“There is to be no email traffic on this issue,” said the email.
“This is a campaign announcement not a government announcement.”
The cancellation of the two plants is expected to cost taxpayers upwards of $230 million and has been the subject of a contempt motion in the legislature with the opposition parties contending that the closures were politically motivated. Read article