We’ll see Monday if the Saskatchewan NDP will bring up the issue of emails and partisan servers in the legislature.
Last week, NDP leader Nicole Sarauer asked if Premier Brad Wall would stop using his personal email account — housed in the Sask. Party office — for government business.
Wall says there have been occasions when the main server was down, but knew any of his correspondance on a private server was available through Freedom of Information.
But he also says the NDP are falling short when it comes to archiving their documents.
“It would be important for us to use government emails or ensure that non-governmental emails are available for provincial archives,” Wall told the legislature Thursday, “We have a duty as members of the executive council, when we leave provincial politics, to make sure the documents that we have rest with the people of the province, because they don’t belong to us as individuals.”
Wall says the NDP is letting down the province by not archiving their old documents.
“She is the leader of a party,” Wall said. “Who claims the membership of eight former NDP cabinet ministers who have yet, from 2006, to turn over their personal documents — sory, their government documents — from their basement to the provincial archives.”
Last week, during the first, full day of debate in the legislature, NDP leader Nicole Sarauer once again asked Premier Brad Wall to stop using his personal email account, run by a so-called non-partisan server, for government business.
“Last May, he said he would stop using his personal email account on a partisan server housed in the Sask. Party office for government business,”Sarauer said. “But we learned this summer that he was still using it. Will he give the Privacy Commissioner access to his partisan email account for full review?