Alberta NDP MLA (and Premier Notley's second in command) Deron Bilous has been embroiled in scandal after The Rebel Media published documents which allege the Minister has a serious drug and alcohol addiction.
The documents also revealed an intimate relationship between Minister Deron Bilous and Government Caucus Chair, Heather Sweet. Sworn affidavits filed in court by Deron Bilous’ own wife claims the Minister “stepped out of the marriage” on multiple occasions; this indiscretion fits the timeline established by the NDP while the Premier’s Office kept hidden the names of two MLA’s who had been disciplined for sexual misconduct.
Rebel Reporter Keean Bexte scrummed Premier Rachel Notley and Minster Deron Bilous at the Calgary Tower where he directly asked them to confirm or deny these allegations.
In response, Notley — rather than answering the question — said that The Rebel must register as a third-party political group.
Her answer (or lack thereof) is unacceptable interference in not only an ongoing Elections Commissioner’s case against The Rebel, but also the Court of Queen’s Bench case that is set for a hearing on March 15, 2019.
Notley continues to claim that her handpicked election commissioner is independent. But it looks like that claim is getting harder to make by the day.