Kenney lieutenant denies running puppet candidate in leadership race
|CTVnews 17 Mar 2019 at 12:39|
EDMONTON -- The staffer at the centre of a spreading scandal over Alberta s United Conservative leadership race says party leader Jason Kenney s team did not direct and prop up a bogus candidate to attack Kenney s main rival.
And Wolf, in his letter to the UCP caucus, says he is "confident" Kenney s team did not illicitly fund Callaway s campaign, which would violate Alberta s election financing laws.
Wolf, currently the deputy chief of staff for Kenney s caucus, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Kenney and Callaway have previously denied working together, and Wolf says while his emails may look "unflattering," this is normal practice among rival camps in politics.
Alberta NDP Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman says the documents prove Kenney was not truthful when he repeatedly denied any connection with Callaway s campaign, and says it shows that Kenney cannot be trusted with power.