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Notley says NDP member denies ordering staffer to break rules on political work

Posted On: Jan 18, 2019   |   Posted By: National Post

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says a member of her caucus who is being accused of directing a civil servant to do party work on government time maintains he didn't do it.
Notley was asked about backbencher Eric Rosendahl Thursday after former staffer Kathleen Westergaard came forward this week with allegations that he directed her to do NDP party work on taxpayer-funded time, then fired her last summer after she refused.
“We've reached out to Mr. Rosendahl. He has said that this is not true,” Notley said.
Westergaard said she has filed a complaint with the public interest commissioner, but Notley said her office and caucus have not been contacted.
“If there's a complaint filed, absolutely, we will do an investigation,” she said.
Notley said she could not talk further about Westergaard's case due to privacy rules, but said the reason Westergaard left was not linked to her allegations against Rosendahl.
“The end of her employment occurred for reasons completely unrelated to what you guys have been...

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