Conservatives Say McGuinty Deceived Public by Proroguing Ontario Legislature

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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The leader of opposition has blamed Premier Dalton McGuinty for deceiving the people of Ontario by alleging that he is proroguing the Ontario legislature for the sake of allowing some time to negotiate with unions and the Progressive Conservatives on a public sector wage freeze.

Almost more than a month has passed since McGuinty’s sudden resignation and prorogation of the legislature and now the Tory finance critic, Peter Shurman, says stated that there has been no negotiations with the Liberal government on a wage freeze since that day. In fact, Shurman alleged that the actual reason behind McGuinty’s prorogation of the legislature was to steer clear of hearings into the cancellation of gas plants of Mississauga and Oakville, which supposedly cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Finance Minister of Canada, Dwight Duncan, revealed that Liberals haven’t negotiated with the Tories since prorogation as they haven’t had to, and because they don’t like the opposition’s approach to things. Duncan claimed that The Conservatives are in favor of the government to legislate a wage freeze of nearly 1.3 million public sector workers, while the Liberals fear that would be over-turned by the courts.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stated that people across the province are anxious about that the legislature being shut down until sometime next year. Horwath further implied that the people are completely aware that this is actually where the government is held accountable.

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