Kathleen Wynne serving libel notice to Tim Hudak, Lisa MacLeod

Kathleen Wynne. (Toronto Sun file)

Kathleen Wynne. (Toronto Sun file)

Antonella Artuso, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:06 PM ET

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne is serving PC Leader Tim Hudak and PC MPP Lisa MacLeod with a notice of libel for refusing to back down from accusations that she may have played a key role in the destruction of public documents.

Zita Astravas, a spokesperson for Wynne, confirmed the legal action Friday night and said that the premier had given Hudak the opportunity to withdraw his “unfounded statements.

“Unfortunately, he did not,” she said.

A spokesperson for Hudak could not immediately say if the leader and MacLeod had been served personally.

Wynne and her lawyer Mark Frieman demanded on Monday that Hudak issue an apology and pull down comments from his website that they called “false, misleading and defamatory allegations.”

The battle of words began the previous Thursday with the public release of an OPP search warrant application that alleged a former chief of staff had allowed unauthorized access to computer hard drives in the office of ex-premier Dalton McGuinty.


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