Chestermere’s fired mayor and councillors have a new set of allegations against Alberta’s Municipal Affairs minister and the Chestermere RCMP.
Jeff Colvin claims they conspired to cause the firing and these issues will be part of a renewed court challenge to get themselves back into office since their dismissal on December 4.
"Minister McIver has chosen to mislead some factual information rather than be focused on the truth, which is why we have chosen to go to court,” said Colvin.
Colvin stated there were some allegations and a lack of procedural fairness in the province-ordered municipal inspecting that ultimately led to the dismissals, and that McIver was biased due to family ties to Chestermere's previous mayor, Marshall Chalmers."
"Minister McIver has family relationships with his brother-in-law, ex-Mayor Chalmers, whose administration was the center of some of the alleged complaints that were brought forward to municipal affairs and the Minister."
The former Mayor also claimed that multiple parties, including McIver, sitting councillors, former city staff, and potentially the Chestermere RCMP had conspired against him and other councillors to get them all dismissed.
A by-election is set to take place around April of next year, until then Pat Vincent has stepped in as the interim Chief Administration Officer (CAO).
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