Kenney's United Conservatives under fire after turfing watchdog currently investigating the party - 2019-11-18
EDMONTON—The United Conservative government is getting rid of the Alberta election commissioner currently investigating their party for multiple alleged wrongdoings, including orchestrating a so-called kamikaze candidate during the leadership campaign.
As part of some wide-ranging budget implementation legislation tabled on Monday, the government decided Lorne Gibson's time as Alberta's Election Commissioner is done. His office — including staff and investigators — will be folded into the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
Over the past year, the commissioner has levied tens of thousands of dollars in fines against UCP faithful for offences ranging from illicit campaign donations to obstructing an investigation.