The Wildrose Party welcomes another investigation into the conflict of interest allegations against former premier Alison Redford, but says it should also be handled by the RCMP.
B.C.’s conflict of interest commissioner says he’ll re-open the case related to the awarding of a tobacco litigation contract, saying information not available to Alberta’s former ethics commissioner at the time has now come to light following the original probe.
Jason Nixon, the Wildrose critic for Democracy and Accountability, says the RCMP need to investigate to determine if there’s any criminality involved in the awarding of the contract.
Speaking with Newstalk 770’s Danielle Smith, Nixon also says current ethics legislation needs to be strengthened in Alberta. He says there’s material in the preamble that should be in the legislation that clearly areas of conflict of interest.
Nixon says that’s a loop hole the current NDP government can close in a second, but has not.