So the Ontario Liberal Party is going to pay back the $11,017.50 ($10,000 plus HST) taxpayers were on the hook for, allegedly to wipe computer hard drives clean in former premier Dalton McGuinty’s office during the gas plants scandal.
However, as for the up to $1.1 billion of our money the Liberals blew cancelling two gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville, in order to save five Liberal seats in the 2011 provincial election, we’re on or own.
After all, as Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli maintains, that amounts to an annual cost of $2.01 for two decades on the average Ontario household’s hydro bill, or “less than a cup of Tim Hortons coffee a year.”
So what is everyone getting so upset about? Never mind that Chiarelli’s cavalier attitude towards public money rivals that of former federal Liberal cabinet minister C.D. “What’s a million?” Howe, who in a 1945 parliamentary debate infamously said saving $1 million from a war appropriations bill “would not be a very important matter.” Read article