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Politician’s cellphone bill leaked

By The Canadian Press   

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Alberta's privacy commissioner is investigating a government department for leaking a politician's cellphone bill.

Spokesman Scott Sibbald says the controversial bill belonged to former cabinet minister Thomas Lukaszuk.

He says it contained other people’s private cellphone numbers, which prompted the investigation.

The bill was leaked to the Edmonton Sun in August, and showed Lukaszuk had rung up more than $20,000 in international data roaming charges on a personal trip to Poland and Israel.

Lukaszuk has said that another cabinet minister called him in distress at the time, and his office fought with the service provider to have the bill reduced.


The bill was leaked to the newspaper a few weeks before Lukaszuk lost his bid for leadership of the Tory party.

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