Members of the Ontario legislature will vote today on a contempt motion against Energy Minister Chris Bentley that has blocked all regular business for the past week.

The contempt motion was triggered by the government’s refusal to release documents on the cost of cancelling two power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, which the Liberals claim was $230 million.

After a full week of debate by 66 MPPs, Tory and Cambridge MPP Rob Leone asked the Speaker to call the vote late Monday, and it was deferred until after today’s question period.

The procedural move caught the Liberals off guard, and prompted Premier Dalton McGuinty to cancel a Tuesday morning event at the University of Toronto and instead schedule a news conference at Queen’s Park for 9:15 a.m.

Even though the Liberals criticized the Opposition for blocking legislative business with the contempt motion, they complained more members wanted to speak in Bentley’s defence, including McGuinty.

PC Leader Tim Hudak says people are “damn angry” at the Liberals for spending hundreds of millions of dollars to cancel the power plants just to save Liberal seats.