This story will get weirder and weirder over this summer when we now find out that the computers, Blackberries and hard drives which contained sensitive correspondence about the gas plant moves weren’t “wiped clean” but in actuality were “seized physically” by key McGuinty bureaucrats who felt McGuinty’s resignation from Premiership would cause harm to the upper echelon of Government if these files were made public.
The OPP will have a field day with this one and hopefully the people of Ontario will have some justice served up after 10+ years of unjust governance!
Power plant cancellation documents secured from Dalton McGuinty’s office, top civil servant testifies
Top bureaucrats “uncomfortable” about possibility that Dalton McGuinty’s office wasn’t saving power plant cancellation documents.
By: Rob Ferguson Provincial Politics, Published on Tue Jun 11 2013
Key bureaucrats who felt “uncomfortable” about the safety of sensitive documents scooped computers from former premier Dalton McGuinty’s staff before he left office, Ontario’s top civil servant testified Tuesday.
“These may be of interest to the Ontario Provincial Police,” cabinet secretary Peter Wallace told a hushed legislative hearing into the $585 million scandal over two power plants cancelled before the 2011 election, saving five Liberal seats.
It was about Jan. 25, the weekend of the Liberal leadership convention at Maple Leaf Gardens, that hard drives, network drives and BlackBerrys were collected and placed in “secure custody,” Wallace added.
His answers came under intense questioning from opposition MPPs concerned thousands of emails on the cancellations went missing to cover up the costs of closing the plants in Mississauga and Oakville, which McGuinty originally claimed was $230 million.
“I would say the civil service was alarmed very strange things were going on with this government — potentially illegal things,” New Democrat MPP Peter Tabuns said after the hearing.
“They took action to prevent further destruction of documents.”