Turfed Alberta NDP backbencher won’t run in next election, cites ‘culture of fear’
EDMONTON—On her way out the door, turfed NDP MLA Robyn Luff has taken a scorched earth policy and is making allegations about the Alberta government which range from fundamental democratic infractions to the silencing of sexual impropriety allegations.
On Monday, Luff, who represents Calgary-East, sent a letter to media saying she’d be temporarily not sitting in the legislature as a way to protest what she called the “culture of fear” in the government caucus and bullying that she says silenced her. Luff said she couldn’t represent her constituents because questions and statements made in the legislature were tightly controlled by party leadership.
In two prepared statements, Luff made serious allegations against the government caucus, including that they were muting members’ voices in the legislature and covering up sexual impropriety allegations.
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Robyn Luff says she's felt bullied by NDP leadership and can't properly represent her constituents.