The Canadian Union of Public Employees has decided to file a lawsuit against the province over the sale of Hydro One.
CUPE president Fred Hahn released a statement today saying the union has served the province’s attorney general with a notice of their intent to bring a legal suit of misfeasance against the Premier, and the ministers of finance and energy over the sale of Hydro One.
He says with the prorogation of the legislature they held off serving notice in hopes the Liberal government had decide to change course but that didn’t happen.
Hahn says public outcry against the sale has been vast and loud across the province but despite the outcry the government has insisted on selling off the public hydro system.
CUPE claims the Liberals inappropriately mixed government and party business by holding fundraisers with cabinet ministers for up $10,000 a plate, including one attended by bankers who profited from the sale of Hydro One shares.
The government said today it still was “not aware of any action from CUPE.”
The Liberals have sais they will sell up to 60 per cent of the utility and so far the province raised $3.2 billion from selling 30 per cent of Hydro One. The government says that money is needed to fund public transit and infrastructure projects and to pay down debt.
CUPE hopes its lawsuit will stop the sale of any more shares.