Days after I exposed a senior bureaucrat who was using his government email address and work time to organize events for the Ontario Liberal Party, Shared Services Canada has said that it is "aware of the situation and determining what actions will be taken."
A statement from the department wouldn't say what actions are facing Val Trudeau, who, in addition to being the director of Shared Services Canada is also an Ontario Liberal Party riding association president.
It did, however, point to some of the rules and guidelines to which public servants must adhere.
One of those is the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, which says public servants must take "all possible steps to prevent and resolve any real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest between their official responsibilities and their private affairs in favour of the public interest."
Like, for example, using a personal email address instead of a canada.ca email address for partisan activity.
Members of the civil service are allowed to be partisan, but not at work and not with work resources.
I'm not going to let this go, and I have others that I'm working to expose as I write this, so stay tuned.