Premier Kathleen Wynne has released a statement after charges were laid against two aides to former premier Dalton McGuinty in connection with the 2011 gas plants scandal.
Please find below a statement from Premier Wynne:
“I am aware that charges have been laid against the former Premier’s former Chief of Staff and his former Deputy Chief of Staff.
The circumstances around the investigation concern events that took place prior to me becoming Premier.
A decision to lay charges is made independently by the OPP. This is not a matter on which my office would be consulted or advised in advance of that decision.
I am not going to comment on these issues out of respect for the integrity of the ongoing legal proceedings. As I have stated before the government cooperated fully with this investigation and will continue to do so.
This matter is now before the courts so it would be inappropriate to comment further.”