Ontario NDP leader calls for gas plant inquiry

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. (QMI Agency files)

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. (QMI Agency files)

Jonathan Jenkins, Queen's Park Bureau

, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

TORONTO — Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath is setting a new condition in front of incoming premier Kathleen Wynne - call a public inquiry into the gas plant cancellation or face a dysfunctional legislature.

“One thing about a public inquiry - they’re prorogue-proof,” Horwath said Monday.

Horwath — who was set to speak to Wynne later in the day, for the first time since her Liberal leadership convention win — said her predecessor Premier Dalton McGuinty blocked Ontarians from finding out the truth about two gas plant relocations before the last general election.

“The new premier has to do better,” Horwath said.

Horwath is Wynne’s best bet to reach some sort of deal to keep the minority legislature going if she wants time to find her feet in the new job. The Liberal boss reached out to the NDP in her first press conference, naming youth unemployment and social services improvements among her top priorities.


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