Jason Kenney threatens defamation lawsuit against former caucus member who alleged problems with leadership race - 2019-03-07
The United Conservative Party is threatening to file a defamation lawsuit against a former caucus member over a letter he sent to the RCMP alleging irregularities in Jason Kenney's leadership victory.
Prab Gill, who left the UCP caucus last summer following an internal party investigation into ballot stuffing, has alleged Mr. Kenney's leadership team used fraudulent e-mails during the leadership vote. He outlined those allegations last month in a letter to the Mounties.
Mr. Kenney has dismissed the allegations as desperate "conspiracy theories" from someone who holds a grudge against the party. On Wednesday, Mr. Kenney noted that an internal investigation, conducted by a former judge, concluded Mr. Gill had engaged in ballot stuffing during a constituency board election in Calgary.