Elections Alberta ends practice of naming people, organizations fined for violating law - 2019-11-28

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F0.png Elections Alberta ends practice of naming people, organizations fined for violating law November 28, 2019, Caley Ramsay, Global News

Alberta's election agency has moved away from publishing the names of those fined for violating the election finances act.

The move comes less than a week after the UCP government passed Bill 22, dissolving the Office of the Election Commissioner and firing the independent election commissioner Lorne Gibson. The duties of the office are now under the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

The controversial bill led to outrage from the Official Opposition, as Gibson had been investigating the 2017 UCP leadership race, which now-Premier Jason Kenney won. The UCP maintains the move is about saving money and that all ongoing investigations will continue under Elections Alberta.

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