Welcome to the Gas Busters document search site.
This site was created to empower citizens to investigation the circumstances behind the McGuinty government’s decisions to move the Oakville and Mississauga gas-fired power plants.
Under order from the Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, the government was forced to disclose its documents addressing those decisions. Approximately 36,000 pages were releases September 24 and 20,000 more on October 12.
The original format of the documents was as an image-only PDF. This created a snow storm material that has been difficult for anyone to access.
With the support of generous donors and volunteers, here are searchable PDF and scan-based text versions of the documents.
In all the disclosure documents, you may want to include this neat little trick.
To do a specific Google search for key terms in the documents, use the following search logic. If you are interested in searching for the word “vapour”, try it this way.
You increase your false positives but decrease your false negatives by using a word or phrase fragment because our conversion systems are imperfect.
You can be even more specific by identifying the full path to the exact document you want Google to search for you.
Please share your comments, observations, and findings. Please contribute to an acronym guide that can help other readers by identifying repeated acronyms you have difficulty with.