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Deleted gov’t emails another slap in the face says Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief

Deleted gov’t emails another slap in the face says Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief

Terry Teegee, the Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says his confidence in the province is shaken.

This comes after a scathing report from BC’s privacy commissioner that found government emails were deleted rather than be included in freedom of information requests.

Some of those request involved the Ministry of Transportation and meetings they had with stakeholders about the Highway of Tears.

Teegee says the report shows the province isn’t taking the Highway of Tears issue seriously.

He says in addition to the deleted emails, the province has cut funding to E-PANA, the RCMP’s Highway of Tears investigation team.

Adding his own group, the Carrier Sekani Family Services, which runs the Highway of Tears Initiative, has been without funding since September.

Teegee says this goes beyond just the Ministry of Transportation, and is emblematic of how the province is being run.

Premier Christy Clark has not yet commented on the report, which has been turned over to the RCMP for an assessment on whether any laws were broken.

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