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WATCH: Shocking new developments in gas plant cancellation probe

A search warrant shows hard drives were being wiped clean in the days before and after Kathleen Wynne took office.

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.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/27/2014 12:10 PM
    Here's a worthy headline and fodder for the media and late night talk show hosts -

    Premier Dad and Premier Mom off to jail.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 12:28 PM
      @Frankie Its sooooo obvious....why is this taking so long? For ONE scandal.
      How long will the investigations for all the others take?
      And when will stupid idiots stop voting for these people?
    2. Frankie posted on 03/27/2014 12:55 PM
      @Karl Burgin Sadly never! I still hear Liberals saying they're waiting for Harper's hidden agenda, and these are otherwise intelligent people.

      I believe the Ontario Liberal voters to be the stupidest in the country. Too bad they can't learn from Quebec voters whom I believe to be the most astute.
  2. G man posted on 03/27/2014 12:33 PM
    Seems like McGuinty and Wynne will have something in common with Rob Ford: being investigated by the police.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 01:11 PM
      @G man Yeah I'm sure defrauding the province of BILLIONS, vs. having personal issues and fibbing about it to keep people out of your personal life is EXACTLY the same thing.

      I can also guess, that in your world 2+2= 22. Because there's a 2 in "2+2" and in "22", that they both have something in common. Got it.
    2. fran posted on 03/27/2014 03:08 PM
      @Karl Burgin KARL stop learning the G mam
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 03:12 PM
      @fran er....ok?
      I'm not sure what you're saying...
    4. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 03:12 PM
      @fran lol....never mind
  3. Sam posted on 03/27/2014 12:36 PM
    same old boring stuff. nothing here!
    i haven't seen one email yet and neither has anyone else. yawwwn...! maybe they'll find one that says let's have lunch
  4. john posted on 03/27/2014 12:43 PM
    god these people are soooo stupid . when it comes to computers . wiping out the harddrives dos not do it . u got to smash them into a million pieces thats the only way u can get rid of the data . hearing about this only makes me laugh these guys have a bigger IQ then i ever will and thay act like dumb asses . blondes trying to figure out how to change a light bulb .
    1. Brian Sankarsingh posted on 03/27/2014 01:36 PM
      @john I am amazed that the Premier is still saying things like "these are serious allegations" and implying that the Liberal leadership was "unaware of these things." In my mind that makes them just as criminally incompetent as if they did know what was going on. If as the leaders they could be so easily fooled why are they in charge of our money again?
  5. r posted on 03/27/2014 01:29 PM
    immediate 2yr "accord" between Hudac & NDP. get to the bottom of this.
  6. JohnH_6636 posted on 03/27/2014 01:51 PM
    To think Ford was taken to court for $3500, Senators and advisors were stripped of their positions/jobs over less than $100,000 and here in Ontario, the Liberals have wasted billions of our money and have the audacity to ask for more for transit without paying us back what THEY OWE. That none of them, especially McGuinty, is in jail is preposterous. My wallet has been close to empty or past empty on every paycheque no thanks to gas prices and hydro increases and insurance, there are no more pennies to steal for transit. Dig into your wallet Liberals, this isn't our problem. Put them all in jail, and have 30% of every dollar they earn pay us back those billions.
    1. john posted on 03/27/2014 02:18 PM
      @JohnH_6636 thay should be thrown in jail take all of there stuff and sell it and take there pension and fine the crap out of them till we get our money back plus interest .
    2. MarkFromEtobicoke posted on 03/27/2014 07:32 PM
      @JohnH_6636 So let me see. Ford is spending $800 million of Toronto Taxpayers' money to build an unnecessary subway extension further into Scarborough and Harper is throwing another $450 million Federal Tapayers dollars into the pot all to buy votes there. Seems to me all levels of government, regardless of party, try to buy votes with voters' own money.
  7. john posted on 03/27/2014 02:37 PM
    i just heard in the radio that Wynne is going to say something about this soon i wonder what kinda builshit she will say about this .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 03:09 PM
      @john you didn't miss much. It was all BS.
    2. Bella posted on 03/27/2014 08:08 PM
      @Karl Burgin Right, here we go again with the right wing loonies....
      You don't have a 'single shred' of evidence of wrong-doing on the part of Wynne do you? Yup, that's what I thought, lol.
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 03/27/2014 11:06 PM
      @Bella Well the reason there isn't a shred if evidence is because the Liberals literally shred it all ;p
  8. Mark7 posted on 03/27/2014 03:48 PM
    No wonder all of the senior civil servants and political appointees at Queens Park have been told to restrict all communications to verbal, face-to-face meetings. No more e-mails and voice mail is permitted since McGuinty resigned. Under no circumstance is anyone to leave an audit trail, no notes, messages, electronic communication under penalty of termination.

    Good thing, most of them are illiterate, can't spell, and can't put three words together, they would make the union workers look smart.
  9. Angry Bill posted on 03/27/2014 04:51 PM
    Everyone already knew all this stuff about the liberals.. I'm not really sure why this latest bit "rocked Queen's Park".

    But what really bakes my noodle is how people can justify CONTINUING to vote for these criminals. On top of all their other crimes over the last 10+ years, from Caledonia to the gas plants and a multitude of other things, they wiped their incriminating evidence, and have resorted to face to face communication so that they can not be held to account for anything further.

    Seriously, people? You really wanna vote these weasels back in?

    You know what, I starting to hope you do.. You will definitely get the government that your brain damaged asses deserve. It's almost worth it.
  10. Nicholas posted on 03/27/2014 04:56 PM
    I am pretty well out of adjectives to describe how disgusting and corrupt the provincial Liberals are, and how angry I am at what they've done to this province.
  11. Frankie posted on 03/27/2014 05:08 PM
    These Liberals have the morality of criminals. That b***c Wynne refuses to talk to Mayor Ford; she's worse as are her Liberal colleagues. Horvath is no better for enabling the Liberals and the most idiotic voters in Canada are also responsible for voting in liars, criminals, and incompetent morons.

    They are the lowest form of human scum and anything short of their being turfed and some of them going to jail would be a travesty.

    Here's a question to the idiot Liberals who kept voting the WORST government in Ontario history -

    What has Hudak done that comes within billion miles to what the Liberals have done to the people of Ontario?
  12. Kim Baker posted on 03/27/2014 05:46 PM
    IF YOU VOTE LIBERIAL -YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. THEY HAVE RUINED ONTARIO. TIME FOR CHANGE. VOTE NDP, NOT P.C.'S
    1. Angry Bill posted on 03/28/2014 01:02 AM
      @Kim Baker You had me up until line 2.
  13. Ken posted on 03/27/2014 07:58 PM
    We need Bill Maher to help #flipadistrict district aka province. Get him to help turf the Liberals. This with the debt retirement charge, you know that pesky charge on your energy bills? Well we finished paying it but surprise the liberals have re-borrowed on the debt we were trying to retire!

    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/25/hydro-debt-retirement-charge-has-to-go
  14. scott posted on 03/27/2014 10:13 PM
    Safe hands and a steady balance????
    I guess blowing 1 billion $ is a steady balance of wasting our hard earned money and corruption.

    When is someone in the left leaning press gonna grow a pair and finally knock on
    Dalton McGuinty's door?????????
  15. Mike from the hintrland posted on 03/28/2014 06:07 AM
    Totally, agree with Scott! The press should be knocking on both Dalton and Kathleen's doors. They should be standing on their driveways! Kathleen you say you want to be Premier and leader of this province. A leader would have fired the people involved and turned over immediately the items to the police and the attorney general. All we got from you is boohoo, Timmy is being mean to me! Act like a leader and restore confidence to you government and resign.
  16. Laura posted on 03/28/2014 07:50 AM
    I can't say strongly enough how urgent it is for Toronto voters to wake up and please help the rest of the province purge Ontario of the corruption currently in power at Queen's Park. For God's sake, what more does it take?
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