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TORONTO — Ontario’s opposition parties stepped up the pressure Wednesday on incoming premier Kathleen Wynne to agree to some form of hearings into cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga, which cost taxpayers at least $230 million.

As Liberal campaign co-chair in 2011, Wynne was involved in the politically-motivated decisions to cancel the two energy projects to save Liberals seats in the suburbs west of Toronto, said Progressive Conservative critic Rob Leone.

“With complete disregard for taxpayers, Wynne treated public funds as if they belonged to the Liberal party, and now taxpayers are left with the bill,” Leone told reporters.

The Liberals pointed out Wynne’s name was absent from a list of 18 names the Conservatives released last fall of people they wanted to testify at committee hearings into the gas plants.

While the Tories are demanding committee hearings into the cancelled gas plants right after the legislature resumes Feb…

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