a man holding a gun: Gil McGowan, Alberta Federation of Labour president.


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Gil McGowan, Alberta Federation of Labour president.

The group behind a website that posts the names of Alberta businesses that have donated to pro-UCP causes refused to back down Tuesday, in spite of Premier Jason Kenney’s condemnation of what he called “deeply disturbing” political tactics.

Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, said his organization stands by the website it launched this week listing 166 businesses across the province that have made donations to conservative-leaning third-party advertisers and political action committees (PACs). The website, boycottucpdonors.ca , urges Albertans not to shop at or financially support the named businesses, which include car dealerships, home builders, energy companies and more.

The donor lists for PACs such as Shaping Alberta’s Future and the Alberta Advantage Fund are already public thanks to Alberta’s election laws, and McGowan said the AFL is simply putting the information in one

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