Ontario Liberals to train staff in archiving documents

Under fire for illegally deleted emails in the $585-million scandal over cancelled power plants, Ontario’s minority Liberal government is touting a new training program teaching political staff how to archive documents.

The mandatory seminars follow two scathing reports from Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian — the first of which slammed the government for destroying important records of the cancellations before the 2011 election.

A follow-up report last month flatly stated bureaucrats in the Ministry of Government Services “misled” Cavoukian by saying some email accounts could not be retrieved but were subsequently found, fuelling opposition accusations the government was feebly trying to cover its tracks.

SOURCE: thestar.com