Ontario Liberals paid $10,000 to have gas plant data erased: OPP

Police allege in the court application that Livingston allowed a non-government employee, Faist, to use a special administrative password to install and use software to wipe data on 24 computer hard drives in the premier’s office.

Court documents from an earlier search warrant served at another Ontario government office in Mississauga last February alleged that Livingston brought Faist in to erase files from computers despite concerns raised by the secretary of cabinet, Peter Wallace, the province’s top civil servant.

“Mr. Wallace was concerned by this request (for an administrative password) since it could potentially be used to
destroy or alter data,” wrote Det.-Const. Andre Duval, who wrote the application.

Ontario’s privacy commissioner and the OPP both concluded that Livingston sought out advice from the government’s chief information officer and others on how to permanently wipe data from computers.

“He learned that if emails are double deleted, they cannot be retrieved,” wrote Duval. “He also learned that back-up tapes in the premier’s office have never been used to satisfy a freedom of information request.”

  • sanwin

    Incorrect. Ontario taxpayers paid 10,000$ to have hard drives deleted.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Don’t expect this to go anywhere, the OPP backed the Wynne Liberals in the last election.

    • A low level charge against a low level liberal is the best we can expect. Neither Wynne nor McGuinty will be touched by this.

      • WalterBannon

        the best policing that bribery with public money can buy the liberal party

  • Clink9

    They should be flogged on the steps of Queen’s Park. If there were such a thing as justice.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      The Rich buy their Justice…the rest of us, we just get Laws.

    • WalterBannon

      If by flogged you mean drawn and quartered and then have their heads mounted on a pike, then yes.

  • JoKeR
  • ontario john

    As long as the public sector unions and of course the teachers along with the leftists who believe that money grows on trees control things, the liberals can commit mass murder and the morons in the cities will keep voting them in.

  • WalterBannon

    As long as the OPP continues to not file criminal charges against both Dalton and Wynnne they are a corrupt bought and paid for organization that is in need of a house cleaning.