The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Emails, government business, and ATIPPA #nlpoli

During the Ed Martin fiasco,  an email turned up from Ken Marshall – then chair of the Nalcor board – to Premier Dwight Ball and natural resources minister Siobhan Coady about the board’s decision to send Martin out the door in a way that maxed out his severance and other entitlements. Marshall used his gmail ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A mess in the government access and privacy world #nlpoli

Two recent stories about the province’s access to government information and privacy laws. Both of them are essentially nonsense. Short version for the new administration:  cock-ups in comms and access to government information helped destroy the Conservatives.  Since you’ve already got big communications problems, adding screw-ups in ATIPPA to the mix is just no good ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Letto to speak on access legislation #nlpoli

Commissioner Doug Letto will be speaking to the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society at the Fluvarium, March 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM. Doug will be speaking about the new ATTIPA legislation and its impact on public relations practice. Admission is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. E-mail cprsnlchapter@gmail.com to ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: No Privacy Protection in Marshall’s Office #nlpoli

Someone sent a request to the Premier’s Office for access to all “Email [sic], memos, letters, notes between Elizabeth Matthews and the premier’s office [sic] between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014”. The Premier’s Office sent the person a couple of e-mails.  They deleted some information under section 30 (personal information) and section 7(2) ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Tories involved in violation of privacy act #nlpoli

The temperature in the House of Assembly is not even cooled down and Tory legislator Paul Lane (Mount Pearl South) is likely to find himself in the middle of a controversy involving the disclosure of personal information that is supposed to be protected under the Access to Information and Protection of Personal Privacy Act. On ...