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Alberta Government Document Shredding Resumes In Legislature

07/14/2015 05:13 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - Shredding of documents can resume in most Alberta government departments after a review found proper policies are in place.

Premier Rachel Notley called an immediate halt to shredding in all departments in May because of reports that documents were being illegally destroyed during the transition to power.

Opposition parties cried foul when bags and bags of shredded documents were seen being hauled away from the legislature after the Progressive Conservatives lost their 44-year hold on government to Notley's NDP.

A memo recently sent to government staff says a review found that departments were using sound practices and shredding could be resumed.

Shredding still isn't allowed in the Environment and Parks Department.

That ministry is being investigated by the public interest commissioner and the privacy commissioner, because an anonymous whistleblower claimed documents were being improperly shredded.

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