April 15, 2015

Quadri takes heat for billing taxpayers for a bash in his honour - and won't pay them back!

Marc PatroneRebel Commentator
 

MLA Sohail Quadri held a big bash in his honour and laid a $5000 bill on the taxpayers' table.

Sohail Quadri, PC MLA for Edmonton-Mill Woods is facing a tough battle against the NDP in his re-election campaign and this spending scandal is not helping his cause.

Quadri told the Rebel.Media, he threw the party for 500 friends to mark his one year anniversary as MLA, not realizing it would cause so much controversy.

Despite admitting his mistake, Quadri says he has no intention of paying back the $5000.00 he expensed for the big bash.

Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean says Quadri would be in a lot more trouble if he was a federal MP.

"Absolutely, no question at all. If he was at the federal government level, he would be at the same place Mike Duffy is today. He would be facing charges in my opinion. He would have to give back the money for certain," says Jean.

Edmonton resident Mike Taliani couldn't believe anybody, even a rookie MLA could be so cavalier with the taxpayers money.

"Taxpayers should not have to pay money for anybody's party," says Taliani.

Quadri says it was misunderstanding on his part, not an intentional abuse of taxmoney.

Voters will render a verdict election day May 5th.

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commented 2015-04-19 08:36:14 -0400
3rd world /UN behaviors are accepted norms for the political class in all parties, following this thread will reveal more abuses these thieves commit.
commented 2015-04-16 22:49:08 -0400
We hereby do confer the title of Duke on our Royal Albertan MLA Sohail Quadri , henceforth known in our Kingdom as Duke of Edmonton-Mill Woods . They think they are royalty and perhaps we should give them the titles.
commented 2015-04-16 20:35:48 -0400
I don’t have anything against any ethnicity in Canadian politics, but we don’t need anymore politicians on any level who think its ok to feed at the trough.
commented 2015-04-16 19:21:35 -0400
At this rate we will see Kadars name in some office for some position and I bet it is Liberal.
commented 2015-04-16 15:01:29 -0400
He is East Indian like the majority of the people in Millwoods, he doesn’t care because unless another East Indian is running in his zone he will win.
commented 2015-04-16 13:13:17 -0400
Sorry, I meant to say Member of the Legislative Assembly but at the end of the day it’s all the same . Taxpayers being abused.
commented 2015-04-16 13:05:44 -0400
What in the hell is wrong with these people?? I am throwing a big party this summer for a friend who has a milestone Birthday. Where should I send the bill?? OH yes, I’ll send it to the Senate. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. So shall the Senate charge us, so shall we charge the Senate. If only…
commented 2015-04-16 12:55:31 -0400
These people come to our country and r the first to get on the pay wagon,they feel they r entitled, anything they can get at someone else’s expense,that the kind of people they r, Why can’t he be charged and thrown in JAIL,what is wrong with our system?WTF next
commented 2015-04-16 12:40:06 -0400
Prentice, if you are looking for reasons why your party has lost popular support look no further.
commented 2015-04-15 22:51:38 -0400
Sohail Quadri, are you serious? Alberta doesn’t need your kind of of politician. You are exactly what Alberta is trying to purge itself of.
commented 2015-04-15 21:55:13 -0400
Just another day to day example of PCs idea of entitlement. Stop the insanity and vote Wildrose.
commented 2015-04-15 19:30:06 -0400
So Quadri is in a quandary?

I agree Vlad. It is poetic justice. If the Wildrose takes office, then Danielle Smith will definitely realize she made the wrong move.

Go WIldrose!
commented 2015-04-15 17:56:01 -0400
Funny – Danielle Smith was paid off to leave the Wildrose only to watch the party she walked away from a few months ago poised to win the election. Payback are a …..
commented 2015-04-15 17:51:09 -0400
The PC’s are so gone……miss you Ralph.
commented 2015-04-15 17:41:50 -0400
Great reporting Mark