When the Auditor General put out her report earlier this week, we found out the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games were well over budget, by about $300 million, and that executives still received over $5 million in bonuses.
Bonnie Lysyk also revealed she could not get nine of twelve hard drives she had requested from officials, for her report, because they had been disposed of.
Now Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has launched an investigation into the deletion of hard drives by some of those executives.
The investigation will focus on whether or not officials followed guidelines set out for record keeping and information retention.
Claims have been made that all the data from the games were uploaded to cloud storage but it appears the Opposition parties aren’t buying that.
Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s confident that was the case.
“We will work with the Information and Privacy Commissioner having, to the best of our knowledge, followed all of the requirements in terms of retaining that information in the cloud.”
The Opposition parties are also calling for the OPP to step in and launch their own investigation.