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Peter Wallace, the head of Ontario’s public service, holds up a blacked-out document as he answers question from MPPs during a committee hearing on March 19, 2013, looking into the cancellation of two gas plants.
Peter Wallace, the head of Ontario’s public service, holds up a blacked-out document as he answers question from MPPs during a committee hearing on March 19, 2013, looking into the cancellation of two gas plants.
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Do leaks weaken the public service?

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Unearthed this week by the opposition Progressive Conservatives, stark warnings by civil servants about the state of Ontario’s finances offered the latest cause for alarm about whether the governing Liberals have a legitimate plan to get the province out of deficit.