Kathleen Wynne says Liberal government can move past mistakes

TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne says there’s no doubt the Liberals have made mistakes in the past, but she’s committed to running an open, transparent government if elected next month.

In an interview on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning in Toronto, Wynne said she had a “good working relationship” with her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, but didn’t always agree with him.

Wynne has faced tough questions in recent months about the cancellation of two gas plants when McGuinty was premier, which could cost up to $1.1 billion.

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Wynne says McGuinty did “what he believed was right” but adds that she has tried to rectify mistakes that she believes were made.

The Liberal leader says the measure of a government and a politician is in how they respond to issues and how they move forward.

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Police are investigating the deletion of emails and documents about the unpopular gas plants, which were cancelled just before the 2011 election that reduced the Liberals to minority status.

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Wynne has also launched a $2-million libel suit against the Progressive Conservatives over their comments that she “oversaw and possibly ordered the criminal destruction of documents” related to the plants.

The Tories have denied any wrongdoing.

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