Front Burner

Jason Kenney's government to fire man investigating his leadership race

Alberta’s UCP majority government has voted through a bill to fire the man investigating their leadership race. Today on Front Burner, Maclean’s Jason Markusoff tells us what this says about the power of its leader’s mandate.
The bill ending Lorne Gibson's role as Alberta's election commissioner is now law. (Terry Reith/CBC)
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A bill to fire Alberta's election commissioner has passed in a legislature dominated by United Conservative Party MLAs. That's while the commissioner is investigating the UCP leadership race, won by Premier Jason Kenney. The opposition is outraged. Today on Front Burner, we talk to Maclean's Alberta correspondent Jason Markusoff about how Kenney has been using his strong majority, and how the electorate may respond.

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