The whistleblower at the centre of the scandal where government staffers were found to have deleted emails says a report released Thursday is vindication.
“It feels good to me, it is a vindication in a way.”
Former ministry of transportation employee Tim Duncan had claimed last fall that a co-worker had deleted emails that were part of a Freedom of Information request about B.C.’s Highway of Tears.
Privacy watchdog Elizabeth Denham uncovered negligent record searches, failure to keep adequate records and the willful destruction of records in response to FOI requests.
Duncan says the issue is systemic.
“I think it’s the entire government, the entire political section of government, there may be an office or two that’s not, that’s clean. It’s the same thing as the doping scandal with Lance Armstrong, it’s not just him, it’s everyone.”
Staffer George Gretes has resigned and the RCMP has been called in.