Some shocking allegations from a former Transportation Ministry staffer.
Todd Stone’s former Executive Assistant has sent a letter to BC’s Privacy Commissioner.
Tim Duncan alleges political staffers are allowed to “self report” responses to Freedom of Information requests.
In the letter, he points to a November 2014 incident.
Duncan claims the Ministerial Assistant directed him to delete email records connected to an FOI request around ministry meetings connected to missing women on the Highway of Tears.
When he hesitated, Duncan claims George Gretes “took away [his] keyboard, deleted the emails, and returned the keyboard stating, ‘It’s done. Now you don’t have to worry about it anymore.”
Duncan says when he raised concerns with the Liberal Research Director Jen Wizinsky, she brushed him off, saying “It’s like in the West Wing. You do whatever it takes to win.”
In the letter, Duncan insists, this is not an isolated incident.
BC’s Privacy Commissioner says she received the letter outlining “serious allegations” of destruction of records by political staff in the Ministry of Transportation yesterday.
In a statement, Elizabeth Denham says her office has contacted Tim Duncan, who made the allegations.
She’s now figuring out next steps, as part of an Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act investigation.