August 18, 2017

UPDATE: UCP comes clean with audit after Airbnb scandal, but NDP stays in the mud

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The expense scandal began with reports of MLA Derek Fildebrandt renting out his apartment on Airbnb while still claiming the accommodations expenses allotted to those that live outside of Edmonton, but it has shone a light on wrongdoing by several other MLAs. 

It seems Derek Fildebrandt had a lot of enemies, even within his own party. 

I’m not excusing his behaviour and am glad that this issue has been uncovered. We now know that 31 out of the 63 MLAs were allowed to claim maximum expenses, did.

The United Conservative Party did the right thing by coming clean on an internal audit revealing that they made some expense errors totalling about $560.

That’s not so bad although it does show they’re not being as careful with our money as we might want.

But at least they’ve been honest, and so far, I don’t see the NDP doing any audits despite being just as guilty.

Their own hypocrisy isn’t stopping the NDP from using this issue to attack the United Conservative Party.

They all need to address maxed out accommodation expenses and double dipping. No business would be able to get away with what these politicians are doing, so why do we tolerate this double standard?

Obviously the rules need to change and they need to change for all politicians, not just the UCP.

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commented 2017-08-18 23:25:41 -0400
I thought the NDP were all about the people LMAO!
commented 2017-08-18 20:06:29 -0400
Hi Holly. Thanks for bringing us the truth on these crooks.
commented 2017-08-18 19:17:15 -0400
Exactly Lloyd, and the reason is very simple. Conservatives are expected to be honest and all the others aren’t. Now that the conservative party’s across this formerly great country have all been hi jacked by liberals, they aren’t and shouldn’t have to be expected to be honest either. The double standard is no longer relevant.
commented 2017-08-18 15:56:55 -0400
Conservatives are held to a higher standard
Even dipper polititians know that
Even the LUGENPRESSE that shares that same low standard knows that
But that must change
Equal standards – like that’s going to happen