In terms of the public inquiry’s credibility crisis and the damage it and the secrecy surrounding it could cause for our province’s reputation, Albertans might eventually need a public inquiry into the Public Inquiry into anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns. This blog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various ideas running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today. CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a competitive recruitment process, the Invest Alberta Corporation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Dr. David Knight Legg … You want an investigation into Allan, go to him. Garossino analyzed data on international charitable granting and found that international foundations, mostly American, have granted around $2 billion to Canadian groups over the last decade, but only 2 per cent of those funds (around $40 million) has gone towards pipeline opposition. The Foundation harshly criticized the rhetoric, fear-mongering, and false statements used to justify the inquiry and the government orders authorizing its creation. Or maybe they know other mice. The next issue of Calgary Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. “I play by the rules, Rick. Where is the note showing Allan asking somebody in the Kenney government if he can hire a firm where his son is a partner? Premier Jason Kenney to travel to U.K. with adviser to attract investment to Alberta, Kenney defends top adviser’s trips to London, says aide often kicks in own cash, UCP top adviser billed taxpayers $45,000 in expenses, including luxury London hotel stays: NDP, U.S. election results: Live, real-time election results as America votes, U.S. election: As vote counting continues, here are the lawsuits Trump has filed, U.S. election live: Ongoing coverage as votes are counted, Protests, some violent, break out in U.S. cities over unknown election results, Biden closes in on U.S. election win as Trump sues, counting continues. The NDP is asking the Auditor General to investigate. For example, the inquiry website states that Allan intended to travel to Vancouver and Washington, DC in September 2019, and the North Coast of BC and Toronto in October 2019, but because the inquiry is exempt from FOIP requests, it is unclear who he met with during his travels. He was managing director for Europe and Asia of Gerson Lehrman Group. Not a peep has been heard from the $30 million War Room, now renamed the Canadian Energy Centre, since former reporter and defeated UCP candidate Tom Olsen was appointed as its managing director last month. Legg says he’s travelling to bring investment to Alberta. It was supposed to look into the alleged foreign funding of “anti-Alberta energy campaigns,” but the $2.5 million public inquiry created by Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government found itself in a credibility crisis this week after it was revealed that inquiry commissioner Steve Allan awarded the Calgary law firm Dentons a $905,000 sole-source contract for legal advice. © When my brother reads stuff like this, I get a call right away. Kenney says Legg has spent thousands of his own dollars hosting business leaders. Allen is being paid $291,000 for his one-year contract, according to information gathered by Alberta Today’s Allison Smith, and will be paid up to $800 per day to provide testimony following the completion of the inquiry’s investigation. I play by the rules.”. Dammit, it’s still not gone. The smell of Toryland. David Knight-Legg, principal adviser to Premier Jason Kenney, has billed Alberta taxpayers for even more luxury travel expenses in the past six months.