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Former BC Liberal party executive to find out today if she'll be convicted of crimes in Ontario

Laura Miller, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, arrives at court in Toronto with her lawyer Scott Hutchison on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A key member of former Premier Christy Clark’s re-election team will find out today if she’ll be convicted of committing crimes in Ontario dating back more than five years.

Laura Miller quit her job as the executive director of the BC Liberals last year, a few months before the start of her trial in Toronto.

In 2015, she was charged with mischief and breach of trust involving the destruction of email records linked to the 2011 cancellation of plans to build two gas-fired power plants.

At the time, she was deputy chief to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

The charges were later reduced to attempted mischief and the unauthorized use of a computer, but prosecutors say Miller and her co-accused, David Livingston, arranged for several government computers to be scrubbed of data shortly before McGuinty left office in 2013.

Defence lawyers don’t deny that happened, but they reject any suggestion of criminal intent.