Ontario Liberals are up in arms because Andrea Horwath is using the word “corrupt” to describe the gas plant scandal.
In case you’re not up to speed, during the 2011 election campaign, the McGuinty Liberals put a rush job on cancelling unpopular natural-gas energy plants — they commissioned — which cost taxpayers $1.1-billion.
Apparently the Liberal war room did some number crunching and discovered if they lost the seats in the gas plant ridings, they would lose their majority.
So they canceled the gas plants. Made sure the contractors were “made whole.” (Kathleen Wynne was McG’s campaign co-chair and her sig was on related docs.)
But they lost their hard-fought majority by one seat! (Gosh darn it! And after going through all that trouble!)
Since I live in Hamilton and happen to be a close friend of Andrea’s, I suggest that Liberal supporters email me a word that they would find more suitable to describe the gas plant scandal from the following list.
Then I will get the word out to Andrea, pronto, and we can wrap up this whole unfortunate misunderstanding:
fast and loose
gone to the dogs
I may have overstated my relationship with Andrea somewhat. But I do have an “Andrea Horwath” sign staked up in front of my house!