Time for police to probe deletions of gas plant emails

By MPP Toby Barrett


QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Toby Barrett says it’s time for a police investigation into the deletion of gas plant related emails.

Barrett commented following news that caucus colleagues MPP Vic Fedeli and MPP Rob Leone, wrote to OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis to ask for follow up on the report from Information and Privacy Commissioner slamming the mass email deletions relating to the gas plant scandal.

“Quite simply, they’ve destroyed documents and broken the law,” Barrett stated. “When laws have been broken, it’s incumbent that police investigate.”

Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian found that the actions violated the Archives and Recordkeeping Act. Cavoukian’s report indicated chiefs of staff for the Minister of Energy and former Premier Dalton McGuinty destroyed emails that could have helped explain the cancellation of the gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville.

“I agree with her conclusions that it should not have happened,” Premier Wynne admitted earlier today. “These latest revelations are the clearest indication yet of a cover-up going on inside these government walls,” noted Barrett. “It’s time to lift the lid and reveal what else this regime is hiding.

” It was just last year, the Ontario Liberals were found in contempt of parliament when government refused to produce all documents relating to the gas plant scandal.”


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