PMO take note: how The Office handled its email problem
PMO take note: how The Office handled its email problem
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PMO take note: how The Office handled its email problem

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that emails from Benjamin Perrin, a former PMO lawyer, have been found! They’re now being turned over to the RCMP as part of the ongoing investigation into bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Incredibly, the bureaucratic wing of the PMO thought the emails, requested by the RCMP as part of a probe […]

December 2, 2013

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that emails from Benjamin Perrin, a former PMO lawyer, have been found! They’re now being turned over to the RCMP as part of the ongoing investigation into bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Incredibly, the bureaucratic wing of the PMO thought the emails, requested by the RCMP as part of a probe into a deal between Nigel Wright and Senator Mike Duffy, had been deleted when Perrin left Stephen Harper’s office back in March. In fact, Perrin’s emails had simply been “frozen” due to “unrelated litigation,” according to the Privy Council Office.

So the RCMP requested emails as part of an investigation, and no one in the PMO bothered to double check if the emails were, in fact, deleted? Right. 

This latest twist in the Senate scandal got us thinking about an episode of The Office, when the boss announced a new email surveillance program.

 

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Manitoba Tory leader: happy holidays,
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Manitoba Tory leader: happy holidays, “infidel atheists”!

Updated on Monday, December 2 2013. In what may turn out to be the most awkward holiday greeting of 2013, watch Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader (and former MP) Brian Pallister wish everybody a happy holidays, including “all you infidel atheists out there.” After that, check out his sort-of apology on Monday, courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press. […]

November 29, 2013

Updated on Monday, December 2 2013.

In what may turn out to be the most awkward holiday greeting of 2013, watch Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader (and former MP) Brian Pallister wish everybody a happy holidays, including “all you infidel atheists out there.” After that, check out his sort-of apology on Monday, courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.