Trillium accuses Liberals of destroying wind project lawsuit documents

977054_10151435763616463_1203818282_oGlobe and Mail, Richard Blackwell
An offshore wind farm developer that is in the midst of a lawsuit against the province of Ontario is now accusing the Liberal government of destroying documents related to its case.

In a notice of motion filed with the Ontario Superior Court, Trillium Power Wind Corp. says: “It has become apparent … that documents have been destroyed and records of communications have been wiped clean or deleted from computers, or assigned a code name to render their retrieval impossible.”

Trillium spent years and millions of dollars developing plans for an offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario near Kingston, but it had the rug pulled out from under it in February, 2011, when the province said it would not consider any offshore development until more scientific studies were done. The decision came the same day Trillium was to sign a large financing deal.

Trillium sued the government – initially for $2.25-billion in damages – but most of the grounds for the suit were thrown out of court.

However, in 2013 the Ontario Court of Appeal said the company could go ahead with one specific allegation, that the government’s decision amounted to “malfeasance in public office.” Read article

5 thoughts on “Trillium accuses Liberals of destroying wind project lawsuit documents

  1. Documents destroyed by the Wynne government? Business as usual. But cut her some slack, because, don’t you know, everything she does is for the future of her granddaughter, Olivia. Ms Wynne is formerly associated with an institute which trains psychotherapists. You would think she would know better than to burden Olivia with a potential guilt complex of this magnitude. But everyone is expendable, right Premier?

  2. See more scandals for Kathleen Wynne on so octal media…..Twitter @ontscandals and on Facebook: Ontario Liberal Government Scandals

  3. Trillium Power Wind Corp.
    – the company with no energy contract – of any sort –
    – and still really pissed off!

    ‘[excerpt] Trillium’s lawyer Morris Cooper said his client’s claim is that “the energy brief was destroyed” pretty much in its entirety when the gas plant files were erased. “All of the communications from the cabinet office and the office of the premier are gone. And there are e-mails confirming an intention to purge, and e-mails confirming an instruction to alter the offshore file to a codeword,” he said.

    Among Trillium’s evidence for the destruction of documents, its court filing says, is that some of the communications the company had with the government are “nowhere to be found in the [government’s] documentary productions.”

    Trillium also said that the government has not produced any documents regarding internal discussions in the premier’s office or the cabinet about cancelling offshore wind projects, even though it has said that decision was a “core policy decision” of the government.

    The provincial government has denied any wrongdoing. A trial in the case is not likely before late in the summer, at the earliest.’

    It’s become – the whatever case
    ……..

    ‘[excerpt] In a notice of motion filed with the Ontario Superior Court, Trillium Power Wind Corp. says: “It has become apparent … that documents have been destroyed and records of communications have been wiped clean or deleted from computers, or assigned a code name to render their retrieval impossible.”’
    ……..
    – as determined –
    by yet – another judge.

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    Good Luck Mr. Cooper – Ontario citizens shouldn’t have to suck up
    another $500-Million scandal – just because!

    ‘[excerpt] As the revised suit – which reduced the claim for damages to $500-million – wound through the discovery process, Trillium found that some government documents it expected to see were not handed over.

    Now the company has filed a notice of motion asking that its claim be amended to include the allegation of “spoliation,” or the “deliberate destruction or elimination of incriminating evidence.” None of these allegations, or the claims in the broader suit, have been proven in court.’

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    Trillium Power Wind Corp.
    – the company with no energy contract – of any sort –
    – and still really pissed off!

    Good Luck Mr. Cooper!…….Ontario citizens will be watching!!!!!

    • The gas plant scandal was gotten away with so why not get away with more document destruction?

      GTA residents don’t seem to care as long as they think this doesn’t cost them any money out of their pockets?

      It’s also a possibility that GTA residents new to Canada accept corruption because they came from places where government corruption is the norm?

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