Newly released police documents about the gas plant investigation have led to a likely criminal charge of breach of trust against former Premier Dalton McGuinty's old chief-of-staff.
It's alleged that David Livingston gave an outside IT expert access to two dozen computers in the premier’s office, which is suspected to have led to the permanent deletion of information.
And that expert - a deputy’s tech-savvy boyfriend.
The deletions are alleged to have taken place at the end of McGuinty's time at Queen's Park and during the transition period when Kathleen Wynne took over as premier.
The news blew up at the legislature, coming down just minutes before Question Period ended. Premier Kathleen Wynne calls the allegation a very serious one and underlined the government will continue to help with the investigation.
Government House leader John Milloy repeated they're letting officers do their jobs. He says this isn't the beginning of the end of the Liberal government.
But NDP leader Andrea Horwath, who has been keeping the minority Liberals alive, admits she has more to think about come budget time. Horwath finds it unbelievable Wynne wouldn't have known the emails were being deleted.
Progressive Conservative energy critic Lisa MacLeod calls this whole situation troubling, underlining this news "rocked Queen's Park."
The OPP's anti-rackets squad removed hard drives from a data storage warehouse in Mississauga on February 19th.
The gas plant cancellations in Mississauga and Oakville cost taxpayers $1.1 billion.