Kenney, UCP cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner - 2020-04-27

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F182.png Kenney, UCP cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner April 27, 2020, Canadian Press, CBC News

Alberta's ethics commissioner has rejected Opposition accusations that Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative caucus broke the rules when they fired the election official investigating their party.

Marguerite Trussler, in a new report, says there is no evidence the United Conservatives directly benefited under the terms of provincial ethics rules when the UCP caucus passed a bill late last year to fire election commissioner Lorne Gibson.

The NDP alleged that firing Gibson directly benefited the UCP's long-term reputation and re-election prospects, given that Gibson was investigating the party at the time and had already levied more than $200,000 in fines toward 15 people tied to the party's 2017 leadership race.

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{{cite news | title = Kenney, UCP cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ethics-commissioner-elections-investigation-1.5546633 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CBC News | date = April 27, 2020 | accessdate = April 28, 2020 }}