Watching the morning news on Global it really started my blood boiling when I watched Rachel Notley said she was going to take the government to court for abuse of power, over the firing of the election commissioner Lorne Gibson.
He was once the province’s Chief Electoral Officer until he was pushed out by the PC government in 2009. He sued them for wrongful dismissal but lost the case.
Then in 2018 the NDP hired him back. This was a move by them to find any dirt they could to try and stop the Jason Kenny drive to win the election. Who better to have on their side then a disgruntled electoral officer that was fired by the Progressive Conservatives?
The budget for this new office was $1.3 million per year, and he was just one of the 68,000 new people that were hired by the Notley regime in the four years they were in power. Talk about abuse of power.
Lorne Gibson and his office have levied fines of $210,000 against UCP leadership operatives as of early November. I guess this is one way of getting revenge. The fines that he charged them are not covering the cost of running his domain. In any business if you have something that is not paying its way you have to get rid of it.
We have an elections office besides the one that was run by Mr. Gibson so he was really not needed. He was just one Notley’s joe boys.
I am just as mad at Global for making it sound like the UCP government fired him just to put a stop to the investigation. They are getting just as bad as the CBC. It’s very funny to listen to all the complaints when a government tries to run the country like a business.
The Notley government has left a $67 billion deficit in just four years of governing so I don’t think she has a right to accuse Kenny of abuse of power.
Someone has to start cleaning up the mess she has left behind. It was a good thing that she lost the election.
James Cook, Westerose