Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics - 2020-01-20

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F0.png Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics January 20, 2020, Julia Wong, Global News

An Edmonton non-profit is threatening to take the province to court over its public inquiry into foreign funding of organizations that the province believes are "anti-Alberta."

Progress Alberta sent a letter to Commissioner Steve Allan last week stating it believes the inquiry is unconstitutional and violates freedom of expression and association. It said it would sue the province unless the inquiry is shut down.

The non-profit is the latest organization to express concern over the inquiry. Ecojustice filed a lawsuit seeking to quash it, stating the inquiry is politically motivated and prejudges its conclusions. Amnesty International said it threatens freedom of expression and association while the Muttart Foundation expressed worries the inquiry creates a climate of fear for those disagreeing with the government.

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{{cite news | first = Julia | last = Wong | title = Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6438077/progress-alberta-ucp-government-lawsuit-oil-critics/ | work = Global News | date = January 20, 2020 | accessdate = January 21, 2020 }}