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September 27, 2007 11:55 ET

Liberal Candidate Contradicts McGuinty on Coal Commitment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2007) - Tony Ruprecht, Liberal candidate in Davenport, has put into question his leader's claims that the McGuinty Liberals would close down Ontario's coal fired power plants by 2014.

Ruprecht instead touts a plan in his campaign materials that would see Ontario's coal fired power plants operating up until the end of 2023. The statement appears in Ruprecht's election campaign materials.

In the last election, Dalton McGuinty promised to shut down all Ontario's coal-fired plants by 2007 'come hell or high water.' He broke that promise.

Now, one of McGuinty's own candidates says the Liberals don't plan to shut down Ontario's coal power plants until 2023, twenty years after McGuinty first made the promise to Ontario families.

McGuinty told reporters yesterday that a leopard can't change his spots and that "at the end of the day, what happened in the past will happen again in the future.'" (Toronto Star online, Sept 26/07)

Coming from a leader that has repeatedly broken his promises to Ontario families it begs the question - Is McGuinty's new coal promise the next one he is planning to break?

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