Alberta premier found in conflict of interest5 minute read Thursday, May. 18, 2023
EDMONTON - Alberta's ethics commissioner says United Conservative Premier Danielle Smith undermined democracy and broke conflict-of-interest rules by intervening in a criminal case and pressuring her attorney general to "make it go away.”
Marguerite Trussler said Smith’s actions illustrate how democratic freedoms can quickly disappear when politicians start deciding who is and isn't above the law.
“(Judicial independence) is a fundamental pillar of our democracy,” said Trussler in a report released Thursday.
“The premier breached this principle by discussing the accused’s case with him.”
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