Statement from Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley on Accountability Act

EDMONTON – Alberta New Democrat Leader Rachel Notley issued the following statement upon tabling of the government’s Bill 2: The Accountability Act.

“After much fanfare from the PCs, this Accountability Act intentionally misses the mark on the most important ethical breaches of the PC government over the last few years. It fails to inject ethics and accountability back into the government benches.
“For example, by only addressing conflict of interest issues relating to political staff, the government is failing to address much more serious gasps in our conflict of interest legislation.
“This government has neglected the fundamentals of transparency, fairness and accountability again and again, and with this Accountability Act we see that the new management is very much the same as the old management.”
Notley said that she will introduce NDP amendments for the bill tomorrow.