Opposition politicians are raising questions about how the premier's office operates, in the wake of a report from The Telegram on former-premier Kathy Dunderdale's emails from early January.
The government's response shows that in early January, Dunderdale only received 46 emails relating to the ongoing blackouts and power disruptions, and she sent zero emails on the subject.
Liberal MHA Andrew Parsons said that's just difficult to swallow.
"Forty-six emails is what you might get in a morning," Parsons said.
He estimated that in a day, he probably gets between 50 and 100 emails.
"I'm an opposition MHA, and this is the premier - the premier's office. I find that very hard to believe," he said.
New Democrat Leader Lorraine Michael also said she was getting many, many more emails every day between Jan. 1-8.
And she said she sent more emails, too.
"I read more than 46 emails during that time, and I responded to Facebook messages and to emails," Michael said. "It's not acceptable. Even if she didn't sit down and answer herself, there should have been a reply from her office."
One possible explanation for the curiously low number of emails is that Dunderdale and the officials communicating with her just weren't using email - or at least, they weren't using their government email accounts.
Last spring, MHA David Brazil tabled a document in the House of Assembly that inadvertently revealed two government workers communicating using Hotmail.com email addresses.
The email that Brazil tabled in the legislature was between Denise King, Dunderdale's director of policy, to Mary Anne Dillon, Brazil's constituency assistant. Despite the fact that both women had government email addresses, they were communicating using Hotmail accounts instead.
At the time, when Dunderdale was asked whether officials were using non-government email accounts to avoid access to information requests, she said, "It's too silly to talk about."
Steve Kent, minister responsible for access to information, said that he's not aware of government staffers using non-government accounts.
"I don't receive government-related correspondence at my personal addresses. I keep it all very separate," he said. "I would suspect that others do the same."
Kent also said he received way more than 46 emails during the blackout crisis.
"I use email on a daily basis - more than a daily basis - I use it on an hourly basis," he said. "In terms of the premier's e-mail use, you would need to direct those questions to the premier's office."
Since Dunderdale resigned in late January, Kent and interim-Premier Tom Marshall have signalled that the government will be doing a comprehensive, independent review of access to information
But Parsons said he's skeptical about that.
"I don't think there's been any meaningful change. It's a lot of the same people there," he said. "There may have been a realization, they're trying to change some of the messaging that's coming there, but I don't know if it's a lot of smoke and mirrors."