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Inquiry commissioner Steve Allan handed $905K sole-source contract to son's law firm - 2019-11-14

F182.png Inquiry commissioner Steve Allan handed $905K sole-source contract to son's law firm November 14, 2019, Charles Rusnell, CBC News

The commissioner heading Alberta's public inquiry into allegations of foreign-funded reputational attacks on the province's oil and gas industry personally handed $905,000 in legal business to a Calgary law firm in which his son is a partner.

Commissioner Steve Allan granted the sole-source contract, for legal advice to the inquiry, to the law firm Dentons, where his son Toby is a partner. The contract was issued 11 days after Allan was named by Premier Jason Kenney to head the $2.5 million Public Inquiry Into Funding of Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns.

"I think it's a clear conflict of interest," said Duff Conacher, co-founder of Ottawa-based Democracy Watch.

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{{cite news | first = Charles | last = Rusnell | author2 = Jennie Russell | title = Inquiry commissioner Steve Allan handed $905K sole-source contract to son's law firm | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/inquiry-commissioner-steve-allan-handed-905k-sole-source-contract-to-son-s-law-firm-1.5358866 | work = CBC News | date = November 14, 2019 | accessdate = November 15, 2019 }}