Statement from Nicholas Bergamini spokesperson for PC Leader Patrick Brown

“It’s disappointing that the premier chose to give her Statement of Claim to the media instead of to PC Leader Patrick Brown or his counsel. Mr. Brown has not been served with or seen the Statement of Claim. This is yet another effort to distract  attention from her government’s record.

“It’s no coincidence that this baseless suit comes the same day the PCs called for an OPP investigation into ineligible expenses claimed by insider energy executives. While Premier Wynne has refused to answer questions on calls for an investigation, she’s found time to make  baseless claims against opposition parties.

“If Kathleen Wynne really wants to pursue a lawsuit, she should stop delaying and bring it to a public hearing as soon as possible. Our lawyer has already suggested an expedited timetable for the exchange of pleadings, document production, and examinations.

“In the meantime, we’ll keep doing our job of asking tough questions and holding the Liberal Party to account. Efforts to gag Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition will be ignored.”