Source: City of Chestermere

This week on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel interviews former Chestermere Mayor Jeff Colvin and former city councillor Stephen Hanley. The two were dismissed, along with two other city councillors and three chief administrative officers, by Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver.

McIver has said the city was being governed in an improper, irregular and improvident manner. He has ordered a financial inspection of the city’s books and the city is currently being run by an interim administrator.

The dismissed mayor and councillor allege the province began investigating their council after they found irregular spending patterns in Chestermere’s books. They also say city staff deleted emails and weren’t forthcoming with requested information.

They are now seeking to have the case heard by the court.



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    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.