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Kenney defends firing of election commissioner

Alberta's premier is dismissing concerns over a bill that fires the man who had been investigating wrongdoing within his United Conservative Party. Jason Kenney says he and other conservatives have long believed it's redundant to have the election commissioner and chief electoral officer occupy separate offices. Bill 22, which was introduced Monday in the legislature and became, moves the commissioner's job under the chief electoral officer and ended the contract of commissioner Lorne Gibson. NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley calls the bill a "fundamental interference with the administration of justice" and has asked for assurances no documents will be destroyed in the transition.

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