Mc Guinty admitted it was his idea to relocate a Mississauga power plant. Energy Minister Chris Bentley revealed the cost of relocating the power plant would be $ 180 million.
The Liberals initially released a document of 36,000 pages dealing with the cancellation of gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga, but added another 20,000 pages later, despite the claims all the necessary documents were made public. The Ontarians will have to cover the costs of the relocation of the facilities, which were allegedly used to save five Liberal seats in the elections last year. The minister has officially apologized for the incident, and added; “I had thought when the 36,000 documents went over that they were all there.”
Progressive Conservative deputy leader Christine Elliott calls the minister to resign, accusing him of lying to the house “about the existence of further records.” Bentley refused to resign, claiming that the power authority discovered some documents missing on October 3.
The residents of Oakville forced the Liberals to stop the TransCanada Energy natural gas-fired generating station in October 2012. The station is to be moved to Bath, near Kingston. In 2011, the Liberals stopped another proposed station, Greenfield South Power plant, close to Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke. The decision was made just ahead of the Oct. 6, 2011 election. The bill for resettlement of the MIssissauga plant estimates $190 million, while the Oakville plant’s estimates range from $40 to $700 million.
The Liberals won seats in Oakville, Mississauga and Etobicoke on Oct. 6, 2011 election.