SUMMERSIDE -- Progressive Conservative opposition leader Steven Myers has accused Innovation Minster Allen Roach of making untrue statements and misrepresenting the Liberal government’s involvement in the Testori Group creditor protection proceedings.
He said court documents show that government lawyers attended the initial hearing on the matter on December 19.
Myers was referring to a TC Media story on Friday. “To plead in the media that government had no idea Westside Funding would call the loans which government sold them is inexcusable,” he said, suggesting Roach’s version of events appears to be based neither on fact nor reality.
“Islanders know full well that government’s mismanagement lies at the heart of this turmoil. The repeated efforts by Robert Ghiz and Al Roach to undersell and hide this fact are insulting, and must come to an end,” Myers insisted. “To date it has come to light that government has lost millions of taxpayers’ dollars, 68 Island companies are owed money, and the grim fate of 120 jobs in East Prince hangs in the balance.”
“Government’s shameful attempts to cover up their lead role in this turmoil need to stop,” Myers stated. “Government must accept responsibility, reach out to affected individuals and companies, and allocate the necessary resources to offset the painful effects of this government-created Testori Group turmoil. These resources need to be put in place now so they are available as soon as they are needed.”