— The Ontario government has not yet inked a deal for a new,
natural-gas-fired power plant in Mississauga, but the project is
already running into controversy.
Sources in the energy sector
said former energy minister Gerry Phillips was uncomfortable with a
plan by the government to skip the competitive process and award the
contract to one company. Mr. Phillips said that without competitive
bids, the government could run the risk of not getting the best deal
for electricity consumers, the sources said.
He made his concerns known to ministry staff and industry officials before he stepped
down as energy minister on June 20