Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has served Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod with a libel notice over accusations of gas plant wrongdoing.
A spokesperson for the premier’s office confirmed the legal action in an email Friday evening.
“Premier Wynne gave the opportunity for Mr. Hudak to pull back from his unfounded statement,” the spokesperson wrote. “Unfortunately, he did not.”
The notice of libel comes days after new allegations from Ontario Provincial Police that former premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff hired a staffer’s boyfriend to wipe out government hard drives that contained information about the $1.1 billion gas plant scandal.
Wynne said she did not order anyone to destroy the information.