Rachel Notley-press conference

NDP Leader Rachel Notley (source: Daveberta.ca)

Alberta NDP Opposition Leader, Rachel Notley is quickly walking back her allegations of corruption after it was found that the actions in question took place under her watch as premier.

On Tuesday, the former premier claimed that the Tories had made an unethical liquor purchase from a Tory-friendly company.

“Well, the corruption keeps coming. A government ministry purchased $35,608.77 worth of alcohol from a company named Prestige Liquor, owned by a long-time conservative donor and financial supporter of Premier Jason Kenney’s leadership campaign.”

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Source: Twitter

Unfortunately for Notley, the purchase was made by her own government in February 2019, three months before the NDP went down to defeat.

With obvious libel and slander implications, the NDP issued a statement on its Facebook page apologizing to Prestige Liquors, but not to the UCP or Jason Kenney. As of press time, only the ‘NDP Caucus’ had issued any statement, but not Notley who made the tweet.

NDP Facebook Post-November 2019

Source: Facebook

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