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[Canada] Speaker clears Redford of role in tobacco lawsuit

Premier Alison Redford has been accused by the opposition of being in contempt for allegedly misleading the legislature regarding her role in the hiring of a law firm that employs her ex-husband.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 4, 2012 17:02

[Canada] Redford did not mislead house by saying had no role in tobacco lawsuit: Speaker

Alberta Premier Alison Redford has been cleared by the legislature Speaker in allegations she deliberately misled the house about her role in awarding a government contract to her ex-husband's law firm.
Canadian Press
added Dec 4, 2012 17:00

[Canada] JSS Law Firm Doesn't Object to Release of Tobacco Contract

Glenn Solomon, managing partner of JSS Barristers, says he has no formal objection to public release of the firm’s contract with the Alberta government. The opposition is expected to ask for terms of the deal today, as controversy continues over whether
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 4, 2012 03:28

[Canada] Speaker rules Redford did not mislead house over tobacco lawsuit

Speaker Gene Zwozdesky ruled on the point of privilege shortly after 3 p.m. Monday that the Wildrose did not have proof the premier misled the legislature last week.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 3, 2012 19:54

[Canada] Simons: A lot of smoke over Redford’s involvement in tobacco lawsuit, but where’s the fire?

If she and her government truly believe that hiring this law firm was the right decision for Albertans, made for the right reasons, let them defend their choice, openly and publicly instead of hiding from critics in a fog of fine print.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 1, 2012 13:09

[Canada] Wildrose leader says Redford misled Albertans about tobacco lawsuit contract

Premier Alison Redford vehemently rejected accusations she misled Albertans about her role in the provincial tobacco file Thursday as opposition parties fought to have her found in contempt of the legislature and called for her to step aside for an ethics
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Nov 30, 2012 11:59

[Canada] VIDEO: NDP urges Premier Alison Redford to step down over tobacco lawsuit

Premier steadfastly denies conflict of interest allegations
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Nov 30, 2012 11:44

[Canada] Braid: Premier Redford's troubles deepen in tobacco contract row

So far, the PCs won’t explain the terms, or release any documents. They’re asking for trust. To this point, it’s a frail defence against a pile of their own documents.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Nov 30, 2012 09:10

[Canada] Redford furious over conflict of interest allegations on the tobacco lawsuit (video)

Here is a twelve minute excerpt from Wednesday's Question period where Wildrose opposition MLA's peppered the government with accusations over the awarding of the tobacco lawsuit contract to the Premier's former husband's law firm.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Nov 29, 2012 12:56
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[Canada] Premier fires back at accusations over awarding of tobacco lawsuit contract

Premier Alison Redford angrily challenged opposition MLAs to take her to the province's law society over the awarding of a contract to a consortium that includes the firm in which her ex-husband, Robert Hawkes, is a partner.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Nov 29, 2012 12:55
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