TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Senior PC MPP Frank Klees sits on the board of
directors of an energy company that has filed an application for a FIT
contract - a program that rookie leader Tim Hudak is so strongly
opposed to that he says he will scrap it - for the Mar Wind Project; a
huge 240 MW project on the Bruce Peninsula.
Klees sits on the board of Tribute Resources and holds stock options in
the company (MPP Public Disclosure Statements, 2010. Click on public
Klees is thumbing his nose at his rookie leader in support of the
McGuinty Liberal plan for Ontario to replace dirty coal with clean
energy and make the province a world leader in clean energy jobs and
Hudak's short-sighted policy has drawn severe criticism from across the
province, including from another senior PC MPP, Ernie Hardeman, who has
already distanced himself from Hudak's plan (St. Thomas Times-Journal,
March 11, 2011).
Klees and Hardeman join fellow PC caucus members who are critical of
Hudak's knifing of long-time caucus stalwart Norm Sterling to please
radical right-winger Randy Hillier.
Other caucus members who have distanced themselves from Hudak's
Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer who has openly criticized
Hudak's pledge to scrap the McGuinty Liberal full-day kindergarten
Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones, who earlier this year contradicted
her leader's pledge to scrap the Ontario Health Premium, which would
take more than $12 billion out of health care over the next four years;
Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott, who is an outspoken critic of
Hudak's plan to gut human rights protection in Ontario.
Like many Ontarians, an increasing number of Hudak's colleagues are
realizing that Hudak is just not right for them.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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