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NDP opposition calls Bill 22 “most disgusting abuse of power in the history of Alberta”

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Alberta’s NDP opposition calling Thursday’s passing of Bill 22 “the most disgusting abuse of power in the history of Alberta.”

The controversial legislation fires Alberta’s Election Commissioner, who had been investigating the United Conservative Party’s leadership race won by Premier Jason Kenney.

Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says Kenney has turned the assembly into what she calls “a bully pulpit” adding this bill “proves this Premier is corrupt and his cabinet and his private members are complicit.”

The UCP however, says Bill 22 is a cost-saving move and there is nothing to stop the dismissed Election Commissioner from being rehired or a new Election Commissioner from continuing the investigation.

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Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf says he supports Bill 22 and doesn’t buy opposition accusations this strictly has to do with getting rid of the man who’s been investigating members of the governing party.

He says “I fully expect the Ethics Commissioner and the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer to make those decisions independent of government, without elected officials dictating who, how and what they look at.”

Neudorf says he’s received numerous emails and calls regarding Bill 22 and notes the main crux of the legislation is to remove redundancies on a number of agencies, boards, and committees.

The omnibus-style bill also contains a provision to move management of the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund to the Alberta Management Investment Corporation.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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