EUB purge, Security unit scrapped, members fired for EUB spying scandal

EUB purge, Security unit scrapped, members fired in wake of EUB spying scandal by Geoffrey Scotton, September 24, 2007, Calgary Herald
The firings come in the wake of revelations the adjudicator spied on homeowners who opposed a power line project it was examining. … “These changes are the first major decisions I am making to reassure Albertans that the EUB had a strong regulatory framework that inspires landowner, indiustry and public confidence,” Tilleman said in a statement. He was unavailable for questions. … Although the EUB originally denied the allegations from suspicious landowners, the issue blew up and eventually prompted two investigative reports, the first from Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work and the second from retired Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice Del Perras. The reports found the EUB had breached Alberta privacy laws, while Perras’s report decribed as “repulsive” the action of private investigator staff the EUB had hired. [Emphasis added]

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