01/08/2016 12:10 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

Alberta's Notley says document shredding ban continues at Environment Department

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says a ban on document shredding continues in the Environment Department.

Notley, speaking to reporters in Winnipeg, said the government wants to make sure problems cited in a report this week are resolved.

Two government watchdogs reported that 344 boxes of documents were wrongly shredded in the department last spring during the power transfer between the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP.

The report said there was widespread confusion in the department and throughout government over shredding rules.

Investigators said the confusion and lack of proper documentation meant they could not determine whether there was intent to illegally shred papers.

The boxes contained high-level and ministerial-level documents and briefing notes.

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