Rules for finances of election nominees fair: Alberta's Minister of Democratic Renewal

By Canadian Press
February 12, 2019 - 8:19am

Alberta's minister for democratic renewal says rules, deadlines and penalties for the finances of election nominees are fair, consistent and well communicated.

Christina Gray was responding after Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel and five of his candidates were disqualified from running for five years because they missed the deadline to file the financial details of their nominations.

Alberta election rules have long included five-year bans, but under Gray and the N-D-P, those rules and penalties were extended to include those who run to be nominees for parties.

Mandel says in a news release that it ``reeks of suppression of opposition'' that elections officials knew of the issue in September but didn't advise anyone about the sanctions until so close to the provincial election.

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