Friday, February 20, 2009

Ballot box blow - Calgary Herald

Ballot box blow:

Ballot box blow
Election chief's firing disgraceful
Calgary Herald
February 20, 2009 3:02 AM

The Stelmach government's removal of chief electoral officer Lorne Gibson amounts to shooting the messenger who called for electoral reform. It's a significant blow to democracy in Alberta.

Recruited by the Tories less than three years ago from Elections Manitoba, Gibson made several hundred recommendations that would depoliticize the province's election process, improve financial disclosure rules, and generally make the voting system more efficient, transparent and effective. Not one has been adopted."

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