Canada Question period postponed after man shoots himself on steps of Alberta Legislature
Alberta premier spars with Opposition leader over firing of election watchdog
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney clashed with the Opposition NDP on his first day back in the legislature since his government fired the election commissioner who was investigating Kenney's United Conservative Party. "Our Constitution is founded on the rule of law, and (Kenney) is now the absolute textbook case of what it looks like when you break the rule of law," NDP Leader Rachel Notley said during question period Monday.
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An adjournment was called during question period Monday after a man shot himself outside the Alberta Legislature at around 3 p.m.
A witness told Global News a man shot himself with a handgun on the front steps.
Police officers were seen performing CPR on a body on the steps. Police taped off the area.
MLA Dan Williams was speaking in favour of his private member's bill - Bill 207 - when discussion was halted and an adjournment was called due to a health and safety concern.
The house was adjourned until 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton police confirmed the incident is non-criminal.
Global News has a crew on scene and will update this article as more information becomes available.
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