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Alberta’s ethics commissioner says she did investigation into Shandro when elected

CALGARY — Alberta’s ethics commissioner says she did a through investigation into Tyler Shandro’s business interests after he was elected as a member of the legislature in 2019.

Marguerite Trussler testified at a Law Society of Alberta hearing that is looking into complaints that Shandro committed professional misconduct on three separate occasions when he was health minister.

She says Shandro, a lawyer who was defeated in last month’s provincial election, told her about his family business, which included a holding company that has a 50 per cent interest in Vital Partners, his wife’s health insurance agency.

Trussler says she told him he must resign as a director in the company and suggested he put his shares into a blind trust.

She says she then received about 35 emails to her office on one weekend in March 2020 after the provincial government decided to change coverage for seniors under Alberta Blue Cross.

Trussler says she reviewed the matter again to make sure there was no change in Shandro’s status and determined he was not in a conflict of interest.

His wife, Andrea Shandro, is also testifying at the hearing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2203.

The Canadian Press


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