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Premier serves libel notice to Hudak, MacLeod over gas plant accusations

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.

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  1. Donald from W Carl posted on 04/05/2014 01:53 AM
    There seems to be a credibility issue here.
    Kathleen Wynne says she did not order anyone to destroy the information but that does not mean she wasn't fully aware it was being done at the time.
    Dalton McGuinty said he would not raise taxes too - and lets not forget that Kathleen Wynne was involved in the gas plant fiasco that these "deleted" emails and documents may very well prove.
    It will be interesting to see what documentation is requested in the "discoveries" by Mr. Hudak's Lawyer.
    It all comes down to credibility
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