The Alberta NDP engaged in a cover up surrounding their former MLA Stephanie McLean and Esmahan Razavi, and the awarding of a very lucrative employment services (patronage) contract given to Razavi by McLean, when Mclean was the Minister for the Status of Women.

The contract given to Esmahan Razavi was a two (2) year contract running from the 12th Day of February 2018 until the 31st Day of December 2019. The contract is worth a basic salary of Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000.00) a year, for a total basic salary of One Hundred and Sixty Thousand Dollars ($160,000.00) over the period of the contract.

A Hell of a lot of money for a failed Civic election candidate.

In the January of 2019  Stephanie McLean was specifically asked if that contract was a patronage appointment, or if Razavi engaged in an open competition for the position. Within 24 hours of that question being asked, McLean quit as MLA with the Alberta NDP. The NDP then engaged in a full cover up mode, refusing to answer to e-mails and voice mail messages, after initially promising they would provide full responses.

Mclean donated to Razavis 2017 failed Civic campaign in Calgary.