Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Limits on Access to Alberta News Conferences during Review: Notley

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Limits on Access to Alberta News Conferences during Review: Notley

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Media access open during review: Notley

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OTTAWA - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says there will be no limitations on access to government news conferences while the province reviews its media policies.

Notley's comments to CTV's Question Period on Sunday came in response to a controversy that erupted after the government barred contributors to a conservative website founded by political commentator Ezra Levant from new conferences earlier this month.

Alberta's NDP government prevented Holly Nicholas and Sheila Gunn Reid from the upstart website The Rebel from attending two media events, including one at the legislature.

The Notley administration admitted it made a mistake by denying access after word spread about the government's move. …

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