Alberta premier's office contacted Crown prosecution about Coutts cases: sources - 2023-01-23

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F182.png Alberta premier's office contacted Crown prosecution about Coutts cases: sources January 23, 2023, Meghan Grant, CBC News

Editor's note: The original version of this story, published Jan. 19, neglected to note that CBC News has not seen the emails in question.

A staffer in Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's office sent a series of emails to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, challenging prosecutors' assessment and direction on cases stemming from the Coutts border blockades and protests, CBC News has learned.

The emails were sent last fall, according to sources whom CBC has agreed not to identify because they fear they could lose their jobs. CBC has not seen the emails.

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{{cite news | first = Meghan | last = Grant | author2 = Elise von Scheel | title = Alberta premier's office contacted Crown prosecution about Coutts cases: sources | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-premier-office-emails-prosecutors-coutts-1.6719743 | work = CBC News | date = January 23, 2023 | accessdate = January 31, 2023 }}