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[Canada] Ethics investigation won't stall tobacco lawsuit, Alberta justice minister insists

Alberta’s justice minister says the province will keep pursuing a $10-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry, despite calls from the Wildrose party to change how it handles the case in light of an ethics investigation.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Jan 9, 2013 11:45

[Canada] Ethics commissioner to investigate possible conflict of interest in 'Tobacco-gate'

Alberta’s Ethics Commissioner has confirmed he has begun to investigate a possible conflict of interest in choosing law firms to represent the province in a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 8, 2013 11:39

[Canada] Alberta premier faces ethics probe over tobacco contract

Alberta's ethics commissioner is investigating whether Premier Alison Redford was in conflict of interest when she chose her ex-husband's law firm for a $10-billion tobacco lawsuit while she was justice minister.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 8, 2013 05:36


I have commenced an investigation as you requested. The Member has been notified of my decision.
added Jan 8, 2013 02:01


This is an extremely troubling revelation that clearly puts Ms. Redford in a potential conflict of interest. As Leader of the Alberta Liberal Opposition, I am asking you to conduct a thorough investigation into this matter to determine if Ms. Redford vio
added Jan 8, 2013 01:55

VIDEO: Ethics Commissioner to investigate Alberta premier over $10B tobacco lawsuit

Alberta's Ethics Commissioner, Neil Wilkinson, has confirmed he will investigate Premier Alison Redford over a possible breach of the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to her role in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit contract being awarded to her ex-husban
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 8, 2013 01:34
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[Canada] Alberta premier faces ethics probe over tobacco lawsuit conflict allegation

Alberta's ethics commissioner is investigating a conflict of interest allegation involving Premier Alison Redford over a government lawsuit filed against Big Tobacco. It's alleged that Redford awarded the lawsuit contract in 2011 to a group of law firms
Canadian Press
added Jan 8, 2013 01:13

[Illinois] City council pushes tobacco license fee increases back to April

Rockford City Council moved at its Dec. 17 meeting to delay the renewal date for tobacco licenses following complaints from retailers about a 1,141 percent increase in the annual fee.
Rock River (IL) Times
added Dec 20, 2012 01:08

[Canada] Details of tobacco deal not worth risking case against big tobacco, Redford says

Premier Alison Redford said Wednesday she will not order the terms of a tobacco litigation contract to be released because disclosing the information could harm the interests of Albertans in the fight against the tobacco industry.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 17, 2012 14:47

[Canada] Day 94. Nineteen Documents. One hundred twenty-seven million dollars

The entire day was given to discussions about the status of 19 documents that were referred to . . . affidavit explains that Imperial Tobacco had three "Excess/Umbrella" policies with Kansa General Insurance. It identifies 34 liability suits the company
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 13, 2012 12:40
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