CBC News’ Kerry Campbell shares news from the slowly-unfolding online gambling scandal, revealing the identities of the three politicians whose E-mails went mysteriously missing.
Chris LeClair. Melissa MacEachern. Rory Beck.
Those are the three names the Official Opposition was searching for when members asked government over and over during the fall sitting of the legislature — “whose emails were deleted?”
It wasn’t anyone from the MacLauchlan government that provided the answers today however. It was Auditor General Jane MacAdam.
Her investigation into the province’s failed e-gaming plan included a special section on government records management, which concluded safeguards to protect records were not being followed, thus, “government records can easily be destroyed.”
In particular, MacAdam said in her report some emails from key players in the e-gaming initiative which should have been provided to her, were not.
Today MacAdam told the province’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts those emails were from three accounts: those of LeClair, former chief of staff to Robert Ghiz; MacEachern, former deputy minister of innovation and also tourism and culture; and Beck, who passed away in 2012 while serving as clerk of executive council.