Ontario’s new majority Liberal government should put “strong” teeth into laws requiring political staff to preserve records in the wake of the $1.1 billion gas plants scandal, Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian urged Tuesday.
“There have to be consequences,” Cavoukian told a news conference after delivering her annual report, calling for “strong” penalties.
“We need to make the act of wilfully destroying documents an offence,” she added, but stopped short of specifying what penalties she would like to see and would not say such actions should be considered a criminal offence.
Cavoukian issued a scathing report a year ago into deleted documents in the gas plants scandal, stemming from the cancellation of plants in Oakville and Mississauga before the 2011 election.
Kathleen Wynne urged to toughen penalties for political staff who destroy records | Toronto Star
I'm sure mr wynn will get right on this