The Alberta NDP has voted down recall legislation.
The legislation, Bill 201, was a private member's bill brought forward by Wildrose MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon, Mark Smith. The bill was defeated 21 to 55.
A recall law would have allowed the citizens of Alberta to initiate a process to hold a by-election in between general election cycles. The proposed legislation had built in safeguards against abuse and nuisance attempts at recall, like a $5,000 fee and a 60 day window to collect signatures for 66% of the electorate in a particular riding targeted for recall.
None of these measures mattered to the NDP.
Watch my video to see who shockingly voted along with the NDP and against the 11,000 Albertans who signed a petition asking for recall legislation.