Saturday, October 16, 2010

RCMP ends probe into destroyed government emails - CTV

RCMP ends probe into destroyed government emails

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The Canadian Press
Date: Saturday Oct. 16, 2010 7:47 AM ET
OTTAWA — The Mounties have decided not to lay charges in a case in which sensitive government emails were deliberately destroyed, ending a two-year probe regarded as an overdue test of Canada's information law.
The file, involving a nasty internal scrap at the National Gallery of Canada, was first referred to the Mounties by gallery officials in 2008.

And earlier this year, Canada's information watchdog alerted justice officials after her own investigation "found as a fact that records responsive to an access to information request were destroyed and individuals were counselled to destroy records."