RCMP 'reviewing' letter regarding Alberta government's firing of election commissioner - 2020-02-10
EDMONTON—Edmonton police say the RCMP are reviewing a letter sent by Democracy Watch that expressed concerns over the Alberta government's firing of an elections watchdog who had been investigating the governing United Conservatives.
An Edmonton Police Service letter, released by Democracy Watch on Monday, says the Mounties are reviewing the non-profit's concerns around Jason Kenney's cabinet being involved with the firing of Election Commissioner Lorne Gibson in November.
Gibson had been carrying out investigations into allegations of wrongdoing by the United Conservative Party, having levied tens of thousands of dollars in fines already against party faithful. He'd also been probing Kenney's campaign itself for accusations it had solicited donations in kind and improperly signed up party members.