Calgary MLA under investigation for fraud and bribery appointed to Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund committee - 2019-10-08
EDMONTON—The United Conservative government has appointed an MLA who has been under investigation for allegations of bribery and fraud to a committee that oversees Alberta's hefty savings fund, which is worth billions.
Back in May, Star Edmonton reported that Peter Singh, the UCP MLA for Calgary-East, was under investigation by Alberta's election commissioner for bribery allegations stemming from four other hopefuls vying to be the party's candidate in the riding before April's provincial election. Singh also had his business searched by the RCMP just days before the Alberta election.
On Tuesday, the first day of the legislature's fall session, the Opposition NDP sounded the alarm when the UCP government moved to appoint Singh to the standing committee of the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. However, government house leader Jason Nixon told the Opposition during question period that they were trying to use "fear-and-smear politics" by bringing it up.