Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a Calgary-based news outletbecause of what his lawyer calls “false and defamatory allegations” in a recent article.
The letter from the lawyer, obtained by CBC News, concerns an article published Wednesday by the Western Standard website that alleged Kenney has had social gatherings at a restaurant, Edmonton’s Bottega 104, in contravention of COVID-19 restrictions since the new year.
Those gatherings allegedly included Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon and Minister of Health Tyler Shandro.
The article also alleged Kenney and others attended gatherings at the private residence of a lobbyist.
The article is based only on unnamed sources who spoke
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