Premier Christy Clark is finally answering questions, more than 24 hours after the privacy commissioner released her scathing review into abuses of freedom of information laws.
Speaking in Merritt, Clark says the problem is lawyers interpret the laws around freedom of information differently.
“People have a duty to live by the Act, whether that’s the things they delete, or the things they that they keep. And we have to make sure that we are doing that absolutely consistently
“So I’ve told everyone at the political level, ministers, political staff, even if it’s clearly a transitory document that you are required by law to delete — I want you to keep it.”
She says that’s until former privacy commissioner David Loukadelis is finished with his review.
Clark adds he will provide intensive FOI training.
Thursday’s report found that employees in two ministries and Clark’s own office were breaking the law by deleting emails requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
In one case, the RCMP is now involved.
You can read a letter below that Clark sent out to staff on Friday.