"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

From the Memory Hole, episode infinity at this point

From a front-page report in the St. John's Telegram of August 15, 2009.

In light of certain other recent developments, it's almost as if there was a pattern or something.

Briefings only oral for OramNo paper trail outlining issues in Health department
Rob Antle

It has a budget of $2.6 billion and is responsible for ensuring the well-being of more than half a million residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, but the Department of Health and Community Services says it does not have a single scrap of paper or e-mail provided to brief incoming minister Paul Oram about his new job. 
The Telegram made a request under provincial access to information laws for any briefing materials provided to, or prepared for, Oram.
The request included paper and electronic records.
The response? Nothing. 
Oram said in an interview he prefers verbal briefings. 
"I didn't ask for any briefing notes," the minister said. "To tell you the truth, I don't get much out of briefing notes. I get more out of people sitting and talking to me about what we've got to do."

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Disclosure delayed (III)

In 27 days it will be 2019.

Over at Elections NL, there is still no sign of the 2017 political financial disclosures which have been in the hands of the elections office for months. Public release of the documents was promised "in the near future"... back in August.

Is it the near future yet?

That was the same time, incidentally, that the same elections administrator said that financial reports from the November 21, 2017 Mount Pearl North by-election would be finalized "in the coming weeks."

The candidates in that by-election, per s. 304 of the Elections Act, had until March 21, 2018 to submit that documentation.