Last year, the ministry of children and family development's leadership team went on a retreat at The Grand Okangan Resort and Conference Centre in Kelowna. And, according to meeting minutes obtained by Public Eye, the ministry made a transcript of the proceedings - which included discussions about everything from the "DM's accessibility" to the team's "roles and responsibilities." But the funny thing is, the government can't seem to find that transcript. In response to a subsequent freedom of information request for the document, the ministry's information, privacy and records services branch writes "an extensive search was made for the transcript that was mentioned in the October 2006 Leadership Retreat minutes. I regret to inform you that this transcript could not be located." Fancy that!
July 6, 2007