Kaycee Madu's political career is over
Madu should resign his seat lest he face a humiliating defeat in 2023
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Kaycee Madu will “step back” from his role as Justice Minister while an investigation is conducted into his calling up the Edmonton police chief after receiving a distracted driving ticket.
This follows a Monday report from CBC News that Madu received a $300 traffic ticket in March for using his phone in a school zone, and then called Edmonton Police Service Chief Dale McFee. Both parties insist Madu’s didn’t call McFee in an effort to quash the ticket.
Well, then what was it?
The chief said that during the call, Madu, who is Black, expressed concern about people of colour being stopped by police and, separately, political tension with the Lethbridge Police Service. At the time, the provincial government was preparing to step in after reports of unlawful surveillance and database searches conducted by Lethbridge officers on NDP MLA Shannon Phillips during her time as environment minister.
CTV News’s Sean Amato reported Tuesday that according to “several sources,” UCP staffers knew of Madu’s ticket and his outreach to McFee days after it occurred.
With Madu’s accumulated political blunders over the past three years, he should resign his seat before voters send him packing in 2023.
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