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Ontario Conservatives launch Kathleen Wynne attack ads

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne appears before the legislature's justice committee at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on April 30, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Ontario Tories have launched a TV attack, using ads to link Premier Kathleen Wynne with ex-premier Dalton McGuinty and the cancellation of two GTA gas plants.

“She signed a key document authorizing the cancellation, claiming the cost of cancelling was $40-million but knew it would be higher,” the ad says.

The Tories plan to run the 30-second commercials during the rest of the Stanley Cup finals.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says five months ago Wynne said things would be different.

“Five months later, it’s more of the same,” he said.

“More spending, more giveaways to the unions and Kathleen Wynne is an active participant in the cover-up of the gas plant scandal.

“Maybe the name on the door has changed — same Liberal policies.”

Wynne is shrugging off the negative ads, saying she is focused on Ontario’s economy.

“We need job creation and what government does is create the conditions for jobs. I understand that the Opposition is going to do what the Opposition is going to do,” she said.

While the Tories did not get the spring election they were pushing for, there will be three byelections this summer. The seats of former finance minister Dwight Duncan, former energy minister Chris Bentley and McGuinty are up for grabs.