Mayor Gondek's chief of staff Stephen Carter no longer with office
Deputy chief of staff, Amie Blanchette, will now be acting chief of staff
Stephen Carter is no longer chief of staff for Mayor Jyoti Gondek, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.
"I love campaigns, campaigning and making a difference. I expect to do more of the same. I loved working with [Gondek] and expect she will achieve great things," Carter said in a statement posted to Twitter.
Carter confirmed to CBC News that his departure was not his idea, adding he was told earlier today and doesn't know why the move was made.
Carter was Gondek's campaign manager during her mayoral run.
Beyond saying that Carter's departure was a personnel matter, the mayor's office would not provide further comment.
However, at least two members of council told CBC News they filed complaints about Carter's behaviour for violating the city's respectful workplace policy.
It isn't known if investigations were concluded.
I am no longer with the Mayor’s office. <br><br>I love campaigns, campaigning and making a difference. I expect to do more of the same. <br><br>I loved working with <a href="https://twitter.com/JyotiGondek?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JyotiGondek</a> and expect she will achieve great things.—@carter_AB
The city's deputy chief of staff, Amie Blanchette, will now serve as acting chief of staff.
An official says Carter would not be paid a severance as he didn't clear his probationary period with the mayor.
Carter previously ran successful election campaigns for former Alberta premier Alison Redford and former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.
With files from Scott Dippel