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WATCH: IT head points to cabinet office in gas plant scandal
David Nicholl says he wasn't able to give admin access to computers in Premier's office
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The man in charge of IT at Queen's Park testified at the committee looking in the gas plant cancellations that cabinet office instructed him to give computer access to the former premier's chief of staff.

It is alleged that ultimately led to the deletion of emails.

David Livingston reached out to David Nicholl but the Chief Information Officer didn't have the authority over the computers in the premier's office.

Livingston informed him that he wanted to "wipe" the hard drives before Premier Kathleen Wynne and her staff came into the office.  

Nicholl denied being friend with Livingston,despite working with him decade ago at TD bank as well as at Queen's Park.

Nicholl's recollection of events differs slightly from what the secretary of cabinet testified, which led PC MPP Lisa MacLeod to instruct him that they don't take perjury lightly.

Nicholl underlined he is not lying.

OPP documents show the police investigation is focused on the former chief-of staff to Dalton McGuinty, who faces criminal charges. He's alleged to have brought in another staff member's tech-savvy boyfriend Peter Faist to wipe information from government computers.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

The Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations cost tax and rate payers $1.1 billion.

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The man in charge of IT at Queen's Park testified at the committee looking in the gas plant cancellations that cabinet office instructed him to give computer access to the former premier's chief of staff.

It is alleged that ultimately led to the deletion of emails.

David Livingston reached out to David Nicholl but the Chief Information Officer didn't have the authority over the computers in the premier's office.

Livingston informed him that he wanted to "wipe" the hard drives before Premier Kathleen Wynne and her staff came into the office.  

Nicholl denied being friend with Livingston,despite working with him decade ago at TD bank as well as at Queen's Park.

Nicholl's recollection of events differs slightly from what the secretary of cabinet testified, which led PC MPP Lisa MacLeod to instruct him that they don't take perjury lightly.

Nicholl underlined he is not lying.

OPP documents show the police investigation is focused on the former chief-of staff to Dalton McGuinty, who faces criminal charges. He's alleged to have brought in another staff member's tech-savvy boyfriend Peter Faist to wipe information from government computers.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

The Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations cost tax and rate payers $1.1 billion.

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