Kenney government moves to fire election commissioner - partway through investigation - 2019-11-19

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F182.png Kenney government moves to fire election commissioner - partway through investigation November 19, 2019, Michelle Bellefontaine, CBC News

Alberta's government is facing accusations of political interference for moving to fire the province's elections commissioner, who is in the middle of investigating accusations of a "kamikaze" campaign during the 2017 leadership race of the United Conservative Party.

Elections Commissioner Lorne Gibson — who has levied more than $200,000 in fines as part of that investigation — would see his office merged with that of the province's chief electoral officer under Bill 22, introduced on Monday by Finance Minister Travis Toews.

The move drew criticism from the opposition and questions about interference in the work of an independent officer of the legislative assembly.

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{{cite news | first = Michelle | last = Bellefontaine | title = Kenney government moves to fire election commissioner - partway through investigation | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ucp-interference-election-commissioner-lorne-gibson-1.5364012?cmp=rss | work = CBC News | date = November 19, 2019 | accessdate = November 20, 2019 }}