The New Democrats have joined the Conservatives in calling the Liberals hypocrites for their recent purchase of American company Avista.

The NDP released a statement from Energy Critic Peter Tabus, who says the Liberals, the very party which outlawed coal power only two years ago have gone right back on their own word.

Tabus says Premier Kathleen Wynne is the very person to blame, claiming she set the province up for such a deal when she first began selling off Hydro One.

He says Wynne has now lost control over what Hydro One can do.

The Wynne Liberals announced Hydro One’s purchase of the American energy company Avista for nearly $7 billion this past week.

Tabuns says after all the efforts and billing that the Liberals did to Ontarians in order to rid of coal power and go green, Wynne has set the province right back at square one.