Tag: Alberta politics

Alison Redford government plane use: apologies not enough

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford government plane use:  apologies not enough

Auditor General found Alison Redford and staff used government aircraft for personal, PC party use The Alberta government is tightening rules for government aircraft following a harsh report that outlined inappropriate use of the planes by former premier Alison Redford. Finance Minister Doug Horner said that guests or family members on the planes will have […]

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McIver promises to keep Michener Centre open to current residents

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
McIver promises to keep Michener Centre open to current residents

Alison Redford government decided to close Michener Centre, move residents into community Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says a home for people with mental and physical disabilities will not be closed if he becomes premier. McIver says he would keep a promise the government originally made to keep the Michener Centre in Red Deer open […]

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Alison Redford travel scout: business class flights, $127K salary

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford travel scout: business class flights, $127K salary

Alison Redford’s travel scout Michelle Tetreault wracked up expenses totalling almost $330K Alison Redford travelled the globe when she was Alberta’s premier and so did her travel scout, forwarding photos of hotels and suites, sussing out suitable patios and restaurants and at least once advising on public toilets. Michelle Tetreault went to such locales as […]

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Two candidates in AB Tory leadership race call for debate

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two candidates in AB Tory leadership race call for debate

Tory leadership candidates Thomas Lukaszuk and Ric McIver want televised debate Two of three candidates for the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership are calling for a public debate. Former provincial cabinet ministers Thomas Lukaszuk and Ric McIver have written a joint letter to the PC caucus that says Albertans should have every possible chance to hear from the […]

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Alison Redford expense investigation: Ontario prosecutors to work with RCMP

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alison Redford expense investigation: Ontario prosecutors to work with RCMP

Auditor General says Alison Redford and office used taxpayer money inappropriately Alberta’s justice minister says he has arranged for prosecutors from Ontario to work with the RCMP on a review of former premier Alison Redford’s expenses. Jonathan Denis says the use of out-of-province lawyers is needed to ensure an independent investigation and remove any perception […]

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Alison Redford: Auditor says public money used ‘inappropriately’

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford: Auditor says public money used ‘inappropriately’

Alison Redford resigned as Tory backbencher on Wednesday Alberta’s auditor general says former premier Alison Redford and her office used public resources inappropriately. Merwan Saher concludes that they consistently failed to demonstrate that travel expenses were necessary and a reasonable and appropriate use of taxpayer money. He says Redford used public assets, including government aircraft, […]

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Alison Redford: RCMP to review travel, govt aircraft use?

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford: RCMP to review travel, govt aircraft use?

Premier Dave Hancock disappointed with actions of Alison Redford Alberta Premier Dave Hancock on Wednesday called for the RCMP to review the use of provincial aircraft after his predecessor Alison Redford resigned her legislature seat amid a festering controversy over her travel expenses. The developments came ahead of the release of the provincial auditor general’s […]

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Alison Redford denies personal wrongdoing in government aircraft scandal

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford denies personal wrongdoing in government aircraft scandal

PC leadership candidates weigh in on Alison Redford flight scandal Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is denying any personal wrongdoing associated with findings by the auditor general that passenger lists on government aircraft were altered so she could fly alone. Redford issued the denial via Twitter on Tuesday, noting she has not been able to read the auditor […]

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Wildrose calls for RCMP investigation into Alison Redford’s use of AB aircraft

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wildrose calls for RCMP investigation into Alison Redford’s use of AB aircraft

Alison Redford staff blocked others from flying on government planes Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition says there should be an RCMP investigation into former premier Alison Redford’s use of government aircraft. Wildrose finance critic Rob Anderson says the public has an expectation that politicians that may have broken the law should be investigated. A CBC News report says […]

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Ric McIver: Inmates to work, eliminate radar red light cams

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ric McIver: Inmates to work, eliminate radar red light cams

Ric McIver releases justice platform Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says if he became premier he would put inmates to work in jail and make them wear ankle bracelets after they’re out. McIver announced his justice platform Friday in Calgary. He said he would require high-risk offenders guilty of domestic violence to wear the tracking devices […]

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