Monthly Archives: May 2015

Joint investigation launched into alleged improper destruction of records by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

The Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Public Interest Commissioner have opened a joint investigation into the alleged improper destruction of records by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) based on information received by the offices. Under section 53(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), the…

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Whistleblower Commissioner can investigate breach of document disposal rules

Alberta government employees can contact the Office of the Public Interest Commissioner with concerns or allegations of wrongdoing related to improper disposal or shredding of documents during or following the current transition of government. “To knowingly breach rules related to the retention and destruction of records would be a contravention of the law, one of the definitions of wrongdoing…

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