Ontario Liberals target Conservative leader Hudak’s wife over cancelled gas plant

Originally posted on National Post | News:

TORONTO — The gloves came off Thursday at Ontario legislature’s justice committee hearings into cancelled gas plants when the Liberals targeted the wife of Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, who did some work for one of the project’s developers.

The Tories and New Democrats voted to defeat a motion from Liberal Bob Delaney to demand Deb Hutton produce all documents related to her work for TransCanada Enterprises.

“She is entitled to seek employment and we pass no judgment on that,” said Delaney.

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“What we wanted to find out was there any correspondence between her and TransCanada on matters that pertain to negotiations with the government of Ontario, and that is a sensible act of due diligence.”

However, the opposition parties accused the Liberals of playing games by going after Hutton, who was once a senior adviser to former Ontario premier Mike Harris.

“They have no desire to actually…

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