Canada Alberta premier ousted from legislature hasn't decided when she'll return
Funding confirmed for flood-prevention projects in Edmonton, northern Alberta
The provincial government will put $5 million toward protecting the city’s water treatment facilities from high flows on the North Saskatchewan River. The Edmonton projects will relocate critical equipment above predicted flood levels so the Rossdale and E.L. Smith facilities, which provide drinking water to more than one million people throughout the region, can continue operating safely during a flood event, according to a government news release. Funding for these projects is provided through the Alberta Community Resilience Program.
EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn't decided when she will return to the legislature chamber.
Notley was tossed out on Tuesday for refusing to apologize after accusing government house leader Jason Nixon of misleading the house.
Notley says the Speaker's office has made it clear to her that she must apologize before she will be allowed back.
Notley was ousted during questions about a bill that directs election commissioner Lorne Gibson be fired.
Gibson has been investigating fundraising violations by Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party.
Notley objected after Nixon told the house that under the bill no one is to be fired.
She says her caucus is looking for ways to stop the bill, and adds that even by introducing it, Kenney has earned the dubious title of "the most corrupt and anti-democratic premier in the history of the country."
She says she can't find another example in Canada where a premier or prime minister shut down a quasi-judicial inquiry into his or her actions.
Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog during probe of governing party .
EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed a bill to fire election commissioner Lorne Gibson, raising questions about the future of Gibson's investigation into Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party. Kenney's government introduced the bill on Monday and invoked time limits on all three stages of debate and it was passed Thursday. NDP Opposition critic Sarah Hoffman criticized the UCP for pushing the bill through while Kenney was inKenney's government introduced the bill on Monday and invoked time limits on all three stages of debate and it was passed Thursday.
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