Alberta Party calls out Education Minister for spending

The Alberta Party is accusing Education Minister Jeff Johnson of irregular expenses saying his reports show double-billing lost receipts “taxpayers billed from optional extras like seat selection and hotel movies” and that he submitted a back-dated claim for an “expensive” hotel room during the Calgary Stampede. “The minister can have ‘various government meetings’ in Calgary any time” says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark in a press release. “He doesn’t need to book a $569 hotel room at the busiest time of the year. The fact the expense is back-dated is also a huge concern.”

The governing Conservatives have been getting slammed by opposition parties for their perceived high-flying ways particularly Premier Alison Redford who has been under attack for expensive flights from Palm Springs and a $45000 trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

“This is just the latest example in a long line of questionable expenses and it raises troubling questions about the controls in place to ensure expense claims are appropriate” says Clark in the release. “Our elected officials should serve the public interest not their own.”