NS cabinet minister used private email accounts for government work

Documents obtained by Global News show a cabinet minister used three different private email accounts while he was Nova Scotia's health minister, contravening government policy.

The records, obtained through access to information, show Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine and senior government staff used his private emails to communicate dozens of times within a three-month span in 2016.

A privacy and access-to-information lawyer calls the use of private email troubling, saying government business shouldn't be conducted in ``the shadows.''

Glavine says his use of private email for government work was minimal and that ``99 per cent'' of them went through his government account.