Bill to fire Alberta election commissioner passes final reading

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.

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NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley tweeted that there may be a conflict of interest with UCP members voting.

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.

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More to come

Lorne Gibson was officially sworn in as Election Commissioner of Alberta last year. (Legislative Assembly of Alberta photo)

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