Rachel Notley fires back at ousted MLA’s ‘culture of fear’ claims
Premier Rachel Notley has called a recently turfed NDP MLA’s claims that the government caucus is experiencing a “culture of fear” baseless and unfounded.
Her comments came Thursday, after a weeklong protest by Calgary-East MLA Robyn Luff resulted in the backbencher getting kicked out of the government caucus.
Luff had refused to sit in the legislature after she made allegations that she was bullied, told she couldn’t write her own statements and questions, and worked in a toxic culture.
“We understand that that member is not a fan of the parliamentary system and would like to have complete independence in all that she does, but that’s not the way that the system works,” Notley told reporters, who had their first opportunity to speak to the premier about the matter while she was at an unrelated event. In an interview, Luff said Notley’s comments regarding her not being a fan of the parliamentary system were not true. Read the full story at thestar.com/edmonton