Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013
Auditor General’s report confirms Liberals wasted
hundreds of millions to cancel power plants
(Queen’s Park) – Ontario’s Auditor General, Jim McCarter tabled his report on the cancellation
of the Mississauga power plant in the Ontario Legislature on April 15.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott attended the lock up prior to the release of the report
and argued that the Government has been caught fudging the numbers.
“The facts are clear,” said Mr. Arnott. “The Liberal Government has been caught red-handed.
They told us repeatedly that the cost of cancelling the Mississauga gas plant was $190 million;
we now know that the real number is $275 million.”
“What’s more, Ontario’s Auditor General is expected to study and report on the cancellation of
the Oakville gas plant later on this year,” Mr. Arnott added. “It’s safe to assume the Oakville
cancellation will cost Ontario taxpayers hundreds of millions more.”
Mr. Arnott argued that there is a long list of other priorities which the money could have been
spent on instead of cancelling gas plants to save a few Liberal candidates who feared defeat in
their local ridings.
“This money could have gone to pay for new hospitals or hospital renovation projects. It could
have gone towards important infrastructure projects such as the Highway 6 Morriston bypass,
municipal roads and bridges, or other priorities,” Mr. Arnott noted.
The Auditor General’s report can be found at: http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/reports_en.htm.
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