Ont. gas plant fiasco a 'steaming mess': Horwath

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath emerges from a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park on...

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath emerges from a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park on Thursday, February 14, 2013, to tell reporters she expects her priorities to be addressed in the throne speech including a rate reduction in car insurance premiums. (Antonella Artuso/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 11:15 AM ET

TORONTO — This week's release of additional documents about the cancellation of gas plant projects in Oakville and Mississauga caused an uproar during question period Friday.

The Ontario government has maintained for months that there were no more relevant records.

"It's obvious this is one steaming mess that needs to be looked at with a separate set of unbiased eyes through a public inquiry process," NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said.

Ontario Power Authority revealed Thursday that a new search — using government code words for cancellations such as "Project Fruit Salad" — turned up another 600 pages.

The gas plants were the most important file in the government for a year, and former premier Dalton McGuinty and current Premier Kathleen Wynne must have received this information, Horwath said.

But the NDP won't withdraw its support of the Liberal government's throne speech and force an immediate election, Horwath said.


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