Former provincial New Democrat attorney general Colin Gabelmann told Public Eye Radio yesterday an independent custodian is needed to safeguard government records - determining what must be saved and what can be deleted. "I think you have to have an oversight body that is neutral and not connected to the political process who can say, 'Yes, this is transitory; No, this is a permanent record.' He said that custodian could be an all-party legislative committee, an officer of the legislature or even information and privacy commissioner David Loukidelis. Mr. Gabelmann made the proposal following revelations the government ordered the deletion of high-level emails that may have a bearing on the legislature raid trial.
July 20, 2009