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NDP attempt to question energy minister blocked after committee meeting adjourns

Last Updated Feb 16, 2021 at 11:39 am MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The Alberta NDP’s attempt to request the energy minister answer questions about coal mining was shut down.

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts was scheduled to meet Tuesday morning with the NDP calling for Sonya Savage to be brought forward for questioning.

However, the UCP used its majority to adjourn the meeting as soon as it started.

The meeting only lasted about 10 minutes before it was brought to an early end.

The move to adjourn the meeting passed with a vote of eight to three and no reason was given to the postponement.

The committee is scheduled to meet again on April 6.