Jack MacLaren, MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, asked the following question at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, September 27, 2016:
“Exorbitant electricity bills mean that many Ontarians have fallen into energy poverty.
Meanwhile, the Liberals are giving their cronies plum jobs and paying them bloated salaries.
David Herle is the man who co-chaired the Premier’s election campaign. The Premier has rewarded him with contracts in which he bills taxpayers an unbelievable $420 an hour!
How does the premier justify granting him millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts?
How does she justify paying her Liberal friends massive salaries when 567,000 Ontario families are in arrears on their hydro bills and 60,000 families have had their hydro cut off?”
I was disappointed that the Energy Minister ignored my questions about cronyism and instead recited Government talking points.