TORONTO, ON (March 16, 2018) – While the Premier tries to change the channel with a Throne Speech Monday, her lawyers will be back in court trying to defend her and her Ministers of Energy and Finance in the lawsuit against them over the sale of Hydro One shares.
The misfeasance suit, filed by Steven Shrybman and Goldblatt Partners on behalf of a group of concerned citizens led by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, is going before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
“Last month the Financial Accountability Office released irrefutable proof that the privatization of Hydro One will hurt the people of Ontario, just as experts told the Premier and her Ministers it would. They not only knowingly went ahead with the sell-off, they also held fundraisers so that the Ontario Liberal Party could profit off the sales,” says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “This is misfeasance in public office, pure and simple – and they must be held accountable.
“We believe Judge Cavanagh made an error in law when he dismissed the case and we are very hopeful the court will overturn his ruling and allow the case to move forward.”
WHAT: Misfeasance Suit against Premier and Ministers of Energy and Finance over the sell-off of shares in Hydro One
WHERE: Ontario Court of Appeal, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N5
WHEN: Monday, March 19, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
WHO: CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn represented by Steven Shrybman and Goldblatt Partners LLP vs. the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy
Media availability: Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, will be in court with media availability prior to the proceedings.
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For more information contact: Sarah Jordison, CUPE Communications, 416-578-5638