Ontario PC House Leader Jim Wilson has said that Kathleen Wynne’s taxpayer-funded hydro ads are in contempt of parliament. The ads, in which the Liberal government announces their plan to cut hydro rates by a total of 25% this summer, have been called “self-congratulatory” by Wilson.
The ads appeared on both social media and radio markets across Ontario, and Wilson calls the ads “a clear case of electioneering from the Wynne Liberals using taxpayer dollars”. The PCs say the ads are in contempt of parliament because no legislation has been passed or even tabled, and promoting the policy as definite presumes the will of the house.
Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has said that the government has spent less than $1 million on the ads in question, and that the government just wants to make sure everyone knows about the 25% reduction that’s coming.