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Alberta justice minister faces 3-day law society disciplinary hearing in October

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary on Friday Sept. 3, 2021, during which the provincial government announced new restrictions because of surging COVID-19 cases. Shandro, now the province's justice minister, faces a three-day disciplinary hearing in October before the Law Society of Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

EDMONTON — Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro is to face a three-day disciplinary hearing in October before the self-governing body that sets standards for lawyers in the province.

The Law Society of Alberta is investigating three allegations against Shandro of unprofessional conduct.

The society says the three-day hearing is to be held online starting Oct. 17.

Shandro, who is a lawyer, is facing accusations related to when he was Alberta’s health minister.

One complaint alleges he confronted a neighbour in public over criticism of the health-care system.

Another alleges Shandro used his ministerial position to obtain cellphone numbers for members of the public.

A third alleges he responded to the writer of an email addressed to his wife by threatening to refer the person to the authorities if future emails weren't addressed to Shandro.  

The Canadian Press