Environmental law charity Ecojustice files legal challenge of Alberta public inquiry - 2019-11-21

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F182.png Environmental law charity Ecojustice files legal challenge of Alberta public inquiry November 21, 2019, Jennie Russell, CBC News

Ecojustice, the environmental charity targeted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's government, has launched a legal challenge of the province's controversial inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on Alberta's energy industry.

In a judicial review application filed Tuesday in Calgary, Ecojustice asked the court to halt the $2.5 million Public Inquiry Into Funding Of Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns, which it says was created for "partisan political purposes" and has been tainted by bias from the outset.

"The inquiry has been called not to address a matter of pressing public interest, but to justify a predetermined intent to harm the reputations, economic viability, and freedom of expression of certain organizations who have opposed the Government of Alberta's position with respect to oil and gas development," Ecojustice's application states.

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{{cite news | first = Jennie | last = Russell | author2 = Charles Rusnell | title = Environmental law charity Ecojustice files legal challenge of Alberta public inquiry | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ecojustice-inquiry-legal-challenge-1.5367444 | work = CBC News | date = November 21, 2019 | accessdate = November 21, 2019 }}