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Tories to introduce confidence motion at Queen's Park

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Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives plan to introduce a motion in the legislature today to test the confidence of the minority Liberal government.

The Canadian Press has learned the Conservative motion, which will be debated next week, will ask if the government and Premier Kathleen Wynne have the confidence of the legislature.

However, it’s not a true confidence motion, so the results would not be binding on the government, but it would be a test of the Liberals’ standing with members.

Sources say it’s an attempt by the Tories to try to force the New Democrats to stop propping up the minority Liberal government and help trigger an election.

The Tories say the Liberals wasted more than $1 billion to cancel gas plants to save seats in the 2011 election and no longer have the moral authority to govern.

Just last week, the Tories introduced a motion to force the Liberal party to pay back the money spent on the cancelled gas plants, a motion the New Democrats supported.