Rachel Notley asks Lieutenant-Governor to block removal of election commissioner - 2019-11-19

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F132.png Rachel Notley asks Lieutenant-Governor to block removal of election commissioner November 19, 2019, James Keller, Globe and Mail

The leader of Alberta's Opposition New Democrats has asked the Lieutenant-Governor to block legislation that would remove the province's election commissioner, who has been investigating the United Conservative Party leadership race that elected Premier Jason Kenney.

Constitutional experts immediately panned former premier Rachel Notley's request to Lieutenant-Governor Lois Mitchell on Tuesday, saying it runs counter to long-standing conventions and would politicize the Queen's representative in the province.

Ms. Notley sent a letter to Ms. Mitchell during a raucous day in the provincial capital, in which she was ejected from the legislature after accusing the government of lying about why it was removing the commissioner.

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