Ontario Gas Scandal Doppelgänger

On Monday, a NAFTA arbitration panel will start oral hearings in Toronto arising from a dispute between the Delaware-incorporated renewable power developer, Windstream Energy, and the Government of Canada (notice how awkward it is for the public to attend). At stake is Windstream’s claim for damages of $475 million plus interest and costs over an …

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Gas Busters Part 75: McGuinty Exonerated

The news and commentary circulating about criminal charges against former Premier McGuinty’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff emphasize that McGuinty has not been charged and is not under investigation by the OPP. In considering McGuinty’s success in skating away from his involvement in the gas plant scandal, remember this passage of his …

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Gas Busters Part 73: Original Request to OPP from MPPs Fedeli and Leone

Attached is the original letter MPPs Victor Fedeli and Rob Leone sent to OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis on June 6, 2013. The letter closes with the two MPPs asking the OPP to “investigate this latest cover-up to ensure the laws of the Province of Ontario are upheld and to deter similar behaviour from ever happening …

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Gas Busters Part 71: The Meaning of Nothing

On Friday, several print outlets, lead by David Reevely at the Ottawa Citizen, reported on the latest OPP Search Warrant involving the Liberal gas plant scandal. The Information to Obtain a Search Warrant, minus some appendices, is available from these two downloads: Gas Scandal ITO Feb 4, 2015 Part 1 and Gas Scandal ITO Feb 4, 2015 …

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Gas Busters Part 70: “We Have Broken Through”

“We have broken through. CO (Cabinet Office) has facilitated and I will be talking to Dave Nicholl (Corporate Chief Information Officer for the Ontario Public Service or OPS) this afternoon about how to actually get the codes and move forward.” (Line 1599) This was an email sent January 31, 2013 at 10:20 am (readers might make …

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