The Speaker asked two senior officers of the legislature if he could mirror their drives, and they said yes. He copied those, and his own. They have been secured --off-site. This was undertaken because information has disappeared, including over a month of the Speaker's emails.
I am still laughing at Spencer Sproule for sleeping in the offices overnight to "safeguard" their computers. What do they have to hide?
There is a lot to be troubled by in this saga, but not Plecas' actions to date.
FIrst, the way media jumped all over the fact that Ryan-Lloyd was seen in tears, deciding that this must be because of the Speaker's. The woman has been performing two jobs for 6 months now, and she's probably exhausted. If you knew anyone who worked as a legislative assistant in the Liberal caucus, you would see the irony in Wilkinson shouting the "women" were being bullied. "Senior" women, as he put it, as though seeing women in junior positions in tears was a different issue.
How about the way that the "reporters" jumped all over Polak's notes like they were a recording of the meeting? Just because something is written down, it doesn't mean that it was actually said, or if did, that it wasn't taken out of context. She has a personal grudge against Plecas for becoming Speaker. It's obvious. No fact checking, no substantiation of what actually happened. Lazy reporting.
I was amused when Liberals said they would offer a candidate to take over the Speaker's role and suggested that Horgan should get rid of him. They clearly don't even know enough to read the legislation and standing orders attached to the office. Besides, they had someone in that role, but he resigned when Clark decided to leave, thinking they could force the then opposition to put someone up. That backfired badly when Plecas decided that it was more important to get the legislature moving again and took the role. Their response was to kick him out of caucus. They want control the office back, because they are terrified about what the other investigations will show, and you know what?
Some of them should be.