Alberta’s Ethics Commissioner, Marguerite Trussler, just tossed out an NDP complaint about a six day trip United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney and UCP MPP Prasad Panda took to India in September.
While there, the two men visited the world’s largest oil refinery, a facility Panda worked on during its construction phase.
NDP caucus chair, Heather Sweet, didn't like Kenney’s six day trip to India, or that the two men visited a refinery that Panda had helped build, and that according to his public disclosure statement, he owned shares in — Reliance Industries.
Sweet got conspiratorial after seeing an innocuous informational tweet from Kenney, that made her think Kenney and Panda were in India to enrich themselves by promoting the oil refinery.
After lodging her complaint with the online outrage mob, Sweet turned her conspiracy theory into a complaint with the ethics commissioner, but it didn't go the way the NDP had hoped.
Instead, it blew up in their faces and Sweet was hung out to dry by her leader and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade who both failed to tell her they were aware of everything Kenney and Panda were doing in India and that the trip had been cleared by the Ethics Commissioner in advance.
This findings of the complaint are like nothing I have ever seen before and today I’ll show you the most damning parts, including the public scolding she received for wasting Trussler’s time in an effort to score cheap political points.
Notley called Jason Kenney’s trip to India “amusing” but I guess the question remains:
Who's laughing now?