Jun 05, 2013
By Michael Kramer
A report by Ontario’s privacy commissioner names names in former premier Dalton McGuinty’s office – saying staffers broke the law by deleting emails about the cancellation of two gas plants.
Ann Cavoukian launched an investigation after the N-D-P complained that documents they obtained through Freedom of Information requests showed there were no emails for several top McGuinty aides.
Cavoukian found staff in the former premier’s office approached the secretary of cabinet – Ontario’s top civil servant – to find out how to permanently delete emails and other electronic documents.
She singled out David Livingston, McGuinty’s former chief of staff, and Craig MacLennan, the former chief of staff at the Ministry of Energy, for violating the Archives and Recordkeeping Act