Wildrose asking questions about law firm chosen for Big Tobacco lawsuit
Jun 1, 2012 at 7:54 am in News by TheNewsGirl
There’s some controversy surfacing around the province’s 10 billion dollar lawsuit against Big Tobacco.
According to a document posted on the Edmonton Journal’s website, Premier Alison Redford’s ex-husband is a partner with the law firm handling the litigation. Wildrose MLA Shane Saskiw says that if that’s true, it will go against what Redford campaigned on.
Redford’s ex-husband, Robert Hawkes, also worked on the premier’s transition team after she was elected as the leader of the Progressive Conservatives.
He says that to be clear, there is no conflict of interest, but the Tories should take the time to explain why that law firm was selected.
The lawsuit is being launched to recover the costs of caring for patients suffering from smoking-related illnesses.
Published June 1st, 2012