An Alberta privacy watchdog will investigate a Progressive Conservative leadership candidate.
It is alleged Ted Morton used his real name, Frederick Lee on a non-government email account for official business in Ottawa.
Also, a leaked email shows staff shredded all Morton's documents when his time as Minister of Sustainable Resource Development came to an end.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner says the investigation will take several weeks.
The Conservatives will elect new leader September 17, 2011.