Hudak fires back over premier's threat to sue

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is firing back, after Premier Kathleen Wynne threatened legal action in their feud over the gas plant scandal.

Hudak maintains his position that Wynne had something to do with the unlawful deletion of key documents in the scandal, following former premier Dalton McGuinty's resignation.

"Either she was directly involved, or she was extraordinarily incompetent and these things happened right under her nose," said Hudak during a news conference convened Monday morning at Queen's Park. "Quite frankly, both those explanations disqualify her from leading the province."

Wynne released an open letter Sunday calling on Hudak to step back from his claims. She said his allegations were "utterly unsupported" by any evidence.

Wynne also warned that she has obtained legal advice on the matter.

"We simply ask the question, if it wasn't wiped, then why didn't she tell us?" asked PC Energy Critic Lisa MacLeod. "She's now left us hanging for four days. There were 24 computers. We asked her a very serious question on Thursday morning... she chose not to answer it not once, but twice."

MacLeod said her party would not be muzzled by Wynne on this issue, and that they would bring forward the question again at Queen's Park on Monday.

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