Result of Katz Tory donation probe will be made public

Premier Alison Redford says the outcome of a probe into donations made to the Alberta Tories by Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, his family and his executives will be made public.

Katz donation probe


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Premier Alison Redford says the chief electoral officer's findings will be released to the public 2:31

Premier Alison Redford says the outcome of a probe into at least $300,000 in donations to the Progressive Conservative party from Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, his family and executives will be made public.

Chief electoral officer Brian Fjeldheim said earlier this year that provincial law prohibits him from releasing the results of his investigations into other illegal donations.

During question period on Wednesday, Redford confirmed that the public will know the outcome of this case.

"We will make whatever information is communicated to our party publicly available as soon as possible," Redford said.

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith was skeptical about Redford's promise.

"I guess I'll believe it when I see it and we haven't to this point seen that she's been forthcoming about anything," Smith said.

"She could have stopped any of our questioning and any of the public discussion days ago just by releasing a copy of the cheque and the deposit slips to demonstrate that there wasn't a single donation of a single cheque from a single source. She hasn't done that."

Smith wants Redford to release the results of other investigations the chief electoral officer has conducted into illegal donations to the Alberta PCs.

Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk said that new legislation will be introduced this fall to ensure that the results of investigations by the chief electoral officer and other officers of the legislature are made public.