I’ve been telling you about the Alberta expense fiasco for a couple of weeks now and have been pretty tough on the Conservatives, but have also showed that this issue cuts across party lines.
The audit the UCP conducted on themselves in the wake of this scandal may have been weak, but at least they did one.
What about the NDP?
They’ve been using this issue to attack the UCP and have called for apologies so I thought I’d see exactly what they’re up to when it comes to their own expense claims.
I looked into Minister Shannon Phillips’ claims for the 2016-17 fiscal year, and the 2017-18 fiscal year so far.
Watch as I share what I found.
These costs may seem insignificant to some, but not only do they likely add up to thousands, maybe even millions across the Alberta government, but any out of work Albertan would have to forego these luxuries.
Derek Fildebrandt was investigated and resigned for things like double charging for a hamburger at Wendy’s, yet the silence from the mainstream media over the NDP’s own expense issues is deafening.
Even worse, the Legislative Assembly’s Office tells me that MLAs are audited yearly by Alberta’s Auditor General, so the government is auditing the government?
Surely, a private company would do a better job auditing and holding the government to account.