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Mississauga Councillor on McGuinty/Wynne Liberals “You’d think they’d have a brain in their heads” re: gas plant cancellation.

June 29th, 2013  

Perhaps someone with influence in the McGuinty-Wynne malgovernment might wish to pass this along to them —Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca blasting them for, well… any number of “screwed up” things.

Mississauga power plant. Councillor to McGuinty-Wynne Liberals “WE didn’t make this mess”

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Councillor Nando Iannicca, General Committee June 26, 2013

I’m tempted to let it go but I can’t.

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), General Committee June 26, 2013

[laughs]

Councillor Nando Iannicca, General Committee June 26, 2013

$600 million dollars later, this is a site that we have no claim to. We’re out 2/3rds of a billion dollars as taxpayers.

With respect the local member [inaudible] is the Finance Minister [sic]. It’s his government. They are not, I would say dedicated, but they are not dedicated —we paid $600 million dollars for them, we are not getting parkland there?!

It’s embarrassing!

So Madam Mayor, let’s not waste a lot of time. Refer it back to the Premier. Refer it back to the Minister of Finance. Refer it back to the local MPP —who is one and the same, and tell us when the ribbon cutting is for the parkland that I hope Mississaugans, and all Ontarians are going to receive instead of well, $600 million but we don’t really own the land.

I mean how much more badly could they have screwed up this file?!

And they’re going to sell this to taxpayers? Good luck.

Madam Mayor I hope you and I and the local —aren’t selling this to taxpayers.  We didn’t make this mess.

I’m shocked Madam Mayor. It’s just appalling!

You would think they would know that to clean it up they would get rid of the evidence, give them the park real quick. And we’re done and just for the extra $4 million —we’re already out 2/3rds of a billion, what’s the big deal?!

You’d think they’d have a brain in their heads to at least do that! To cover up the shame!

I’m shocked. I’m just shocked, Madam Mayor.

And here it is falling on you to have to write another letter to tell them what’s obvious.

Get rid of the evidence! Let’s get this horrible chapter in the history of this Province out of here —and to think we have to tell them that.

Oh my goodness! *groan*

Thank you, Madam Mayor. Thank you Mr. Chairman. I’m shocked.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispers into camera, General Committee June 26, 2013

I’m not.

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), General Committee June 26, 2013

Anyone have a message to follow?

Councillor Nando Iannicca, General Committee June 26, 2013

My God!

[mocking] “But we don’t own it.”

Former Liberal MP/Councillor Bonnie Crombie, General Committee June 26, 2013

Tell us how you really feel.

Councillor Nando Iannicca mocking, General Committee June 26, 2013

“We don’t own it.”

“We don’t own it.”

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), General Committee June 26, 2013

Yeah.

Councillor Nando Iannicca mocking, General Committee June 26, 2013

We’ll have to talk to the company I guess so— oh!

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), General Committee June 26, 2013

Mmhm. Just a clarification. The MPP and the Finance Minister are not the same person actually. It’s Dipika Damerla’s riding, actually is where Loreland is.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, General Committee June 26, 2013

Thank you for the clarification.

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), General Committee June 26, 2013

The other clarification is that the citizens in 2007 took Ontario Power Authority’s own report to them which clearly stated that they could have converted Nanticoke to 2,0oo megawatts and they didn’t have to build any of these power plants…

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Reminder that this is an excerpt of the video and not a video transcript in its entirety. Next, any errors are mine and I’d appreciate being advised so I can fix them.

Last. While I share Councillor Iannicca’s disgust at the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal government’s gas-plant-gate, I don’t entirely agree with his urging that the gas plant be demolished and a park put in its place, “To cover up the shame”.

What with email-gate, there’s been enough Liberal cover-up, thank you very much. Yes, a park is a worthy goal but at least part of the gas plant should remain complete with plaque with words something to the effect:

“This site commemorates a horrible chapter in the history of this Province that we are doomed to repeat again and again, for no other reason than Ontarians see themselves as taxpayers instead of citizens.”

Mississauga Councillor BLASTS "shameful" McGuinty-Wynne Liberals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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