First, via the MoCo, as I'm sure you've already heard:
Charges have been laid against a former B.C. government staffer (to Transport minister Todd Stone) in connection with the so-called triple-delete email scandal.
George Gretes has been charged with two counts of willfully making false statements to deceive for allegedly telling a colleague in the transportation minister's office to delete emails linked to Freedom of Information requests about the so-called Highway of Tears....
Who was not charged?
Why, none other than a Deputy Chief-Of-Staff, not to Mr. Stone, but instead to...
You guessed it...
The Premier of British Columbia:
...Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham interviewed Gretes under oath as part of her investigation into the scandal. Her report said he lied under oath when he denied that he intentionally deleted Highway of Tears emails and records.
That report, titled Access Denied, also found that Michele Cadario, deputy chief of staff in the premier's office, routinely contravened freedom of information laws by bulk deleting emails on a daily basis. Denham's investigation cited Cadario as having no email records, despite working in the premier's office for two years.
Cadario was never charged in the case...
Like we've said so many times around these here parts...
It seems to be a special skill of the Lotuslandian proMedia to cease digging when matters enter the Premier's office.
To think of this another way...
If this is going on in the Premier's office, why WOULDN'T lower level staffers resort to such behaviour, even if they are not directly 'ordered' to do so?
And, unless I've missed it....Are we not still waiting for yet another Special Prosecutor to make a decision about any further charges (or not) in the wake of Premier's office-assisted 'Quick Wins' fiasco?
Update: Of the 'point-making' variety....Here.