Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley thrown out of house in Bill 22 stand-off - 2019-11-19
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley was ordered to leave the legislative assembly Tuesday after she refused to apologize for saying the United Conservative Party house leader was lying about a bill to fire the election commissioner.
She was posing a question about Bill 22, introduced Monday, which would fire Election Commissioner Lorne Gibson in the middle of his investigation into the UCP leadership race, won by Premier Jason Kenney.
Notley objected when UCP House Leader Jason Nixon said "no one is firing anyone" when answering her questions in the house about Gibson's pending termination. Bill 22 says the person holding the position of election commissioner is terminated when the bill becomes law, though the chief electoral officer could hire them back.