Kenney trying to bring dark money back into Alberta politics - 2019-11-27
This week, CBC News was tipped off about an important court case that could have consequences for Alberta's election laws. In this case, a lawyer representing Alberta's Justice Minister told the court that the provincial government was planning on making changes, possibly even rescinding, the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act.
The act oversees the rules for political contributions, leadership races, third-party advertising, and the reporting standards for election finances. The Justice lawyer signaled that the UCP government would be significantly narrowing the legislation in the upcoming year.
This revelation comes on the heels of back-to-back scandals involving the UCP leadership contest. Alberta's elections commissioner had been investigating irregularities in the race which handed Jason Kenney his position. Kenney's government has since fired the commissioner, effectively ending his investigation into their potential wrongdoing.