TORONTO—A sentencing hearing for a former top Ontario political aide began today with a stay of one of two findings of guilt.
That means David Livingston will be convicted and sentenced on one count of illegally destroying documents related to the province’s so-called gas plants scandal.
The judge agreed to stay the second guilty finding—attempt to commit mischief to data.
The prosecution has already said it wants Livingston, former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff, sent to jail.
The defence says jail would be outrageous for a first-time offender.
The court is currently hearing from several character witnesses—either in person or in writing.
This is a developing story. More to come…