Astonishingly, the Prab Gill saga appears to have legs.
Yesterday, the Star Metro arm of the Toronto Star’s effort to create a national footprint, informed Alberta readers there’s no way the United Conservative Party will be revealing the contents of its insider investigation of ballot stuffing and snatching by Mr. Gill, who is the MLA for Calgary-Greenway.
The Star even quoted NDP Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen, once a candidate to lead the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party in the topsy-turvy world of Alberta politics, assailing the Opposition UCP for not letting its members and the public know what was turned up by the investigation that led to the hasty departure of Mr. Gill from the UCP Caucus over the weekend.
Also yesterday, the CBC reported that the party had promised to pay back $7,245 the same Mr. Gill had billed to the Legislature – and therefore directly to taxpayers – for a party banquet at which UCP leader Jason Kenney spoke back in February.
Noting that the UCP had described the payment as an error – although surely one that took an awfully long time to correct – the national broadcaster even reported that Mr. Kenney had used social media to call the event a “wonderful evening with UCP supporters.” (Emphasis added.)
The late Jack Layton, leader of the federal NDP (Photo: David…