Taxpayers on hook for $10,000 to erase premier’s office computers: police

Ontario’s Liberal government billed taxpayers $10,000 to pay the husband of a high-ranking party operative to delete documents in the billion-dollar gas plant scandal, police say.

A newly-unsealed court document says IT expert Peter Faist erased 632,118 files from computers in former premier Dalton McGuinty’s office, shortly before Mr. McGuinty stepped down in early 2013. Mr. Faist is the spouse of Laura Miller, Mr. McGuinty’s former deputy chief of staff.

Much more Juicy stuff at the Star…

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  • mauser 98

    $10K??….. phhhrrt……….$$Billions

  • winniec

    – What? Only $10,000 for computer disk cleansing? How about the $468 million payouts to Ontario teachers? How about the Liberal government’s decision to cancel the gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga that will cost taxpayers as much as $1.1 billion? They did that so the Liberals could save five seats in the 2011
    election. Finally, Premier Kathleen Wynne admitted it was a “big . . . bad mistake” to scrap power plants in Oakville and Mississauga after a report by Ontario’s financial watchdog Bonnie Lysyk found taxpayers are on the hook for up to $1.1 billion or even much more to build natural gas lines and electricity lines to the new location of Napanee.

    Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak declared, “You and Dalton McGuinty made a snap decision to cancel gas plants with no thought whatsoever over their cost.”

    Those two spendthrifts should be prosecuted…their contempt for the taxpayer is culpable and the destruction of incriminating evidence shows how guilty they were.
    This is one of the worst cases of ‘playing politics’ with our money so they could win an election.

    • simus1

      Hudak and NDP what’s her name decided to do some gratuitous pro NIMBY vote whoring in some Liberal held ridings by opposing the needed carefully planned gas plants. They were being irresponsible douche bags but without doubt never in their widest dreams did they ever think GLLKDW &Co would do a full bore billion dollar cost scorched earth retreat on the issue.

  • Observer

    But don’t worry, lots of Lieberals have gotten lots of taxpayer money the past 11 years, AT YOUR’S AND MY EXPENSE!

  • How about “butt ugly?”

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    If Mad Mike Bryant can get away with murder, these people can get away with anything.

  • tom_billesley

    I’ve heard of authorities confiscating proceeds of crime.
    I’d never heard of authorities paying for possible evidence of crime to be disappeared, but I suppose it goes on all the time.