A lack of interest and awareness is why an all-party hearing looking at union and corporate political donations won’t make it north. Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says only a handful of people applied to be at the hearings, but it wasn’t enough to warrant bringing them north. Fedeli says people can still appear but it will have to be in the south. Fedeli says the hearings are the result of the Liberals getting caught in yet another scandal. He says cabinet ministers and the Premier met privately with certain sectors and shortly afterward, these groups got government contracts. The meetings involved political donations and Fedeli says this created a perception of impropriety.
Fedeli says the Liberals have made millions of dollars with the scheme and the hearings are to discuss ending the practice.
Written by: Rocco Frangione