'A witch hunt': Critics question intentions of Kenney's anti-oil sands inquiry - 2019-07-05
After Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday a $2.5-million public inquiry into foreign funding of groups campaigning against Alberta oil, critics are questioning the inquiry's impact and intentions.
"It isn't being headed by a judge, it isn't being headed by someone outside Alberta, it isn't being headed by an independent party," political commentator Sandy Garissino said of the inquiry headed by forensic and restructuring accountant Steve Allan. "The result will be that environmentalists take foreign money, and now we know, that's what it's going to say.
"This is all about discrediting opponents of the pipeline."