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Resource ID: #27584
Subject: lawsuit
Source: CBC News (Edmonton, AB)
Date: Nov. 23, 2015; Nov. 25, 2015; Dec. 1, 2015; Dec. 10, 2015



A CBC Edmonton investigation revealed the process for selecting a legal consortium to represent the province of Alberta in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry had been manipulated. The lawsuit, the largest in the government's history, is worth potentially billions of dollars to the province's coffers and hundreds of millions of dollars in contingency fees for the legal consortium. The manipulation allowed now-former premier Alison Redford the opportunity to choose a consortium to which she had close personal and political ties.

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