EDMONTON – The Alberta Legislature passed the bill today to fire Lorne Gibson, the elections commissioner.
His position will be terminated after Bill 22 receives Royal Assent.
NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley tweeted that there may be a conflict of interest with UCP members voting.
Breaking. We just received a letter from the ethics commissioner. In short, there is the potential for conflict of interest with UCP members voting. More time is needed to consider. With 2 minutes left before Bill voted, we moved adjourn. Vote on that in 10 minutes. #ableg— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 21, 2019
The ruling UCP government said Bill 22 is aimed at eliminating unnecessary government spending, improve the efficiency and oversight of public agencies and increase the value of taxpayer investments.
The former NDP government created the commissioner’s role after introducing new rules banning union and corporate donations and limiting campaign contributions.
More to come