After Aloha-gate, 'anti-Alberta energy campaigns' report is likely to be a dud

Before the Aloha-gate travel scandal upset the United Conservative Party's applecart, Commissioner Steve Allan's big report on "anti-Alberta energy campaigns" was supposed to be Alberta's first major political story of 2021.

But if the report is released as scheduled later this month -- no certainty given its sputtering progress to date -- it's more likely to be an embarrassing dud.

Months late and a million dollars over budget, the results of the now $3.5-million inquiry into the supposed activities of allegedly anti-Alberta environmentalists and American funders so mysterious they can't be found are likely to be unconvincing, trivial and rendered irrelevant by the passage of time.

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