Brazen firing of investigator shows UCP believes it is immune to political fallout - 2019-11-19

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F0.png Brazen firing of investigator shows UCP believes it is immune to political fallout November 19, 2019, Keith Gerein, Edmonton Journal

Then came Monday's whopper, in which the government announced its intention to fire the province's election commissioner — a supposedly independent officer of the legislature — who is likely still in the midst of an investigation into the UCP leadership race, with no guarantee the work will continue.

If Kenney intended to create a contender for the title he previously gave to the NDP carbon levy, he certainly succeeded — but not just for the political self-interest at play here.

When a government charges ahead with a move as seemingly brazen as this, it can indicate only one thing. Alberta is now being governed by those who have lost any fear of political fallout, a machine that has come to interpret its election mandate as a blank cheque to do whatever it wants, no matter the optics, the cost to accountability, or the threat to democracy itself.

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{{cite news | first = Keith | last = Gerein | title = Brazen firing of investigator shows UCP believes it is immune to political fallout | url = https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/keith-gerein-brazen-firing-of-investigator-shows-ucp-believes-it-is-immune-to-political-fallout | work = Edmonton Journal | date = November 19, 2019 | accessdate = November 20, 2019 }}