Gas Busters Part 48: FOI Adjudication Submission Deadline Extension Granted to Cabinet Office

As noted in Part 43 and earlier parts of this series, I have been pursuing through Freedom of Information an investigation of information on the gas plants issues known to the Premier’s Office during the period January 1 through October 1, 2012. I appealed the original release of information, that appeal proceeded through mediation without resolution, and has now proceeded to adjudication.

The adjudicator within the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office had issued a deadline of June 12th for a response from Cabinet Office to my appeal. That deadline has now been moved to June 26th.

My appeal was one of two referred to last week in the report of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

While it was established in sworn testimony that Premier McGuinty’s former chief of staff David Livingston destroyed public documents related to the gas plants, it was in Part 42 (May 5th) that documentation was published here, directly from the Cabinet Office, indicating that Lindsay’s predecessor Chris Morley, Principal Secretary Jameson Steeve and Deputy Energy Advisory Sean Mullin had also engaged in this type of public document destruction.

CORRECTION: The original version of this post confused David Lindsay for David Livingston, which is a terrible mistake. Apologies to Mr. Lindsay.