Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne makes trip to Ottawa
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne tests out a switcher board at Ross Video in Ottawa
Published Friday, February 22, 2013 4:20PM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 22, 2013 9:54PM EST
After a rough first few days back in the Ontario Legislature, Premier Kathleen Wynne took a much needed trip to Ottawa.
Still, there was no respite for Wynne who was forced to face the ongoing troubles of the Ontario Liberal government.
The premier stood her ground, talking tough about a possible election.
"If they want to trigger an election then we are fully prepared to go into an election. I've said that all along," says Wynne of the opposition.
Wynne visited local company Ross Video to discuss job creation in the region. Focus was quickly shifted back to documents of cancelled gas plants that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
‘We are open to making sure that information is available. That's why I've asked the auditor general to look at those situations, that's why I've agreed to appear before a committee,” say Wynne.
The premier also said she regrets the decision to cancel the plants wasn’t made sooner.
Wynne hopes the budget will allow her minority government to survive, but said it will not satisfy everyone.
“We're not going to get a budget to pass at any cost. We're going to put in a budget the things that we believe in,” she says.
Ottawa mayor Jim Watson was pleased to have the premier make her first official visit to the capital. He says he will work to keep Ottawa on her radar.
“We want to make sure that we get her to spend as much time understanding our issues and working with us on everything from light rail, to environmental cleanups, to economic development,” says Watson.
With a report from CTV’s John Hua