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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

McGuinty/Wynne Liberals broke law in Gas Plant cancellation cover-up scandal

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TORONTO -- Opposition accusations that Ontario's Liberal government intentionally deleted emails to cover up the cost of cancelling gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga were given more fuel Wednesday by the province's privacy commissioner.

Top Liberal staff in former premier Dalton McGuinty's office broke the law by deleting all emails related to the cancellation of the two gas plants, Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian reported after conducting a special investigation into NDP complaints.

"It truly strains credulity to think that absolutely no records ... responsive to the Speaker's ruling were retained," Cavoukian wrote in her special report called "Deleting Accountability: Records Management Practices of Political Staff."

"It is difficult to accept that the routine deletion of emails was not in fact an attempt by staff ... to avoid transparency and accountability."

It will be interesting to see if The Toronto Star undermines its now almost non-existent credibility by minimizing the corruption in the Ontario Liberal provincial government, which effectively embezzled half a billion tax dollars for political purposes, while obsessively pursuing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford over an unproven personal matter that cost taxpayers nothing. 

1 comment:

The Hammer said...

The Star still has nothing up. CBC does at least; http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/06/05/toronto-gas-plants-privacy.html