Minister caught misleading Ontarians while McGuinty runs and hides

    QUEEN'S PARK, March 27 /CNW/ - PC MPPs today demanded Dalton McGuinty
return to the Ontario Legislature to be accountable for a $100 million lottery
scandal and one of his ministers caught misleading the media and the general
    "This is a $100 million scandal and Dalton McGuinty is hiding from
Queen's Park," said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.
"Dalton McGuinty's Minister Responsible for the OLG has been caught in a lie
about when he knew about this scandal. He tried to cover up his knowledge of
this scandal and Dalton McGuinty must be accountable for his Minister's
    After taking a "private day" yesterday, Dalton McGuinty's handlers have
scheduled him to be away from Question Period in the Legislature all week to
avoid any accountability for this scandal. The Globe and Mail reported this
morning that David Caplan, the Minister Responsible for the OLG, knew about
problems with the lottery system six months before he said he did.
    "Dalton McGuinty must return to Queen's Park, fire his Minister and clean
up the mess his government has let mushroom under their watch," said Laurie
Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Victoria-Brock. "The integrity of Ontario's lottery
system is in shambles because Dalton McGuinty's government has been asleep at
the switch. No police investigation is going to investigate incompetence by
the McGuinty government - that's Dalton McGuinty's job and it's time he showed
some leadership."
    Yakabuski added: "How can anyone have confidence in this lottery system
while David Caplan is in charge?"

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