Gas plants verdict coming down Friday; ex-premier’s top aides to learn fate

TORONTO – A judge is set to deliver his verdict today related to Ontario’s gas-plants scandal.

Former top political aides David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged over the destruction of documents.

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The senior staff to former premier Dalton McGuinty are accused of attempted mischief and illegal use of a computer.

Prosecutors alleged the duo illegally destroyed records to save the Liberal party embarrassment over a decision to cancel two gas plants in 2011.

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The defence argued they wanted to delete personal data – not documents that had to be kept.

The Crown had earlier dropped a charge of breach of trust against the pair.

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