TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberals refuse to come clean
or be held accountable for their handling of a scandal involving an
elaborate government kickback scheme.
As part of an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, dozens of
public officials were named as allegedly having their homes cleaned for
free, including cabinet ministers.
The investigation resulted in the conviction of three public officials
for breach of trust and accepting a secret commission, including two
officials who worked at the Ministry of Transportation when Kathleen
Wynne was minister.
In addition, the OPP has stated publicly that it provided information
and a list of names to government and recommended an internal
investigation and disciplinary action (Source: http://goo.gl/752TWa). Was there an internal investigation? Will the Liberals release the
results? If there was no internal investigation, why not?
The Liberals claimed up until a few days ago that they had no knowledge
of the list.
Ministry of Government Services spokesman Ciaran Ganley stated: "We have
no knowledge of any list or information provided to the government by
the OPP." (Source: http://bit.ly/1oLsaKP)
Now, under pressure to come clean about this cleaning scandal, the
Ontario Liberal party has released a statement with
previously-unpublished information about the list. Will the Liberals
confirm there was an internal investigation? Will they share the
results? Why won't the Liberals come clean? Why are they desperately
lashing out instead?
It is unfortunate and disturbing that the Ontario Liberal Party issued a
statement naming the late Jim Flaherty, in an unconscionable attempt to
distract from their record. The fact they released Mr. Flaherty's name
while keeping the names of Liberal MPPs confidential is disgraceful.
SOURCE: New Democratic Party of Ontario
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