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