CDN MPs reject request to audit expenses Oct 18, 2010 7:57:51 GMT -8
Post by wtf on Oct 18, 2010 7:57:51 GMT -8
That was 2007, you'd thnk it was just par for the job, ESPECIALLY after what happened in Great Britain with the moats and gardeners, and new Helena Guergis whatnot. Even the sentencing for her ex-MP's coke and drunk driving husband was... kind of lite.
Premier Ralph Klein, Alberta (1992 - 2006)
ALBERTA SECURITIES COMMISSION
October 25, 2007
But while the Standard arguably got some stories wrong, other times it got them right — like the investigative report on corruption and sexual harassment in the offices of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), published in December 2005. “That was important because no one else did it,” says Levant. The story dug into the “culture of favouritism and unaccountability” at the regulator, and exposed how high-ranking Tories, including the Kleins, benefited from the corruption.
After the story ran, Levant says he got a call from someone in Klein’s Calgary office. “He’s used to calling up publishers and editors in this town and screaming at them, and expecting them to say, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry,’” says Levant. “In a one-party state like this, you have a very supine media.” The Standard refused to back down, and Levant says it’s one of the magazine’s proudest moments. “We weren’t in the pocket of the Tories,” says Levant. “We were allowed to be free.”