June 24th, 2024

Senior Alberta NDP MLA Shannon Phillips to resign her seat in the legislature


By The Canadian Press on June 10, 2024.

Alberta New Democrat MLA Shannon Phillips is expected to detail why she's stepping down before finishing her third term in office. Phillips speaks during an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

EDMONTON – Alberta New Democrat legislature member Shannon Phillips is expected to detail today why she’s stepping down before finishing her third term in office.

The former environment minister plans to leave her Lethbridge-West seat on July 1.

The decision comes after the province’s law enforcement watchdog determined two police officers broke the rules surveilling Phillips in 2017.

In May, Crown prosecutors decided not to charge the Lethbridge police over the surveillance.

An investigation determined Phillips was targeted over her environmental policies.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 10, 2024.

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BigBrit

No surprise, the men in blue were not charged, despite the obvious infraction(s). To quote Trump, a disgrace by any standards. I am sorry that she seemingly has been forced out. But then, we don’t know the whole story do we?

Sharkmeister

I wonder if she is going to move out of the area? She may not feel comfortable here with a lot of cops probably disliking her in town.



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