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Premier Notley won’t name 2 MLAs accused of inappropriate behaviour because of privacy concerns

November 14, 2018 12:27 AM
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Notley was asked why she wouldn’t simply release the names of the legislature members but keep the other details private.

“If you’re going to respect the confidentiality of the complainant, then you can’t start parsing which details come out and don’t come out,” she replied.

The government came forward with the two cases after former NDP backbencher Robyn Luff said last week that caucus members had been warned not to politicize indecent behaviour cases involving Opposition MLAs because the NDP had its own problems in that area.

The Opposition United Conservatives have said they have had one workplace complaint filed against a sitting legislature member and the matter was resolved through internal legislature procedures.

Luff was kicked out of caucus last week after she announced she was boycotting the legislature to protest what she called heavy-handed control of backbenchers by senior officials in Notley’s caucus and government.

Notley has suggested Luff is confusing bullying with the age-old concept of parliamentary discipline that Notley says is necessary to get things done in the house.


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