A life of luxury? Redford expense total $246,788.65

EDMONTON, AB (October 4, 2012): Plush hotels, expensive champagne bottles and a list of lavish tabs add in to a total of almost $247,000 charged to Alberta taxpayers by Premier Alison Redford since 2008. 

 While the Wildrose Official Opposition applauds the move by Premier Redford to release her expenses, she failed to keep her promise to post them online and available for the public to see. 

The Wildrose puts Albertans first and is releasing the totals for Albertans to decide if you think Redford is spending your tax dollars wisely. 

Redford Expense Totals and Highlights
  
Category Alcohol Food & Coffee Hotel Flights Cars Cab & Parking Gifts Fees & Misc Total
Before Premier $1,682.46 $32,379.99 $39,525.09 $48,807.33 $35,784.05 $6,900.84 $165,079.76
As Premier    $12,595.00 $19,135.32 $42,868.57   $7,110.00 $74,598.89
Political Career $1,682.46 $44,974.99 $58,660.41 $91,675.90 $35,784.05 $14,010.84 $246,788.65

*Redford’s expenses available online here

ALCOHOL
 
$107 wine/champagne – Dec. 16, 2008
$101.75 wine/scotch – Nov. 25, 2009

FOOD & COFFEE

$4.75 Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte – Oct. 12, 2011
$22 Calves Liver – Dec. 12, 2011
$54 Fresh Oysters – Dec. 4, 2009

 HOTELS

$934.86 One night, Hay Adams Hotel – Washington, D.C. – June 4, 2012
$647.86 Unused hotel room, Hotel Giraffe – New York City – Nov. 14, 2011 

FLIGHTS

$800.45 – Executive Class Edmonton to Calgary – March 11, 2008

CARS CAB & PARKING
$552.05 – Taxis in London – October 2008 
 
GIFTS FEES & MISC
$499 – American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum Annual Fee – Sept. 19, 2008
$2,483.50 – Law Society of Alberta membership dues (incl. $100 late fee) – March 14, 2012
$2.20 – Lip butter – June 2, 2009 
 
 “We know the job of Premier comes with extra costs, but many of these expenses show a Premier who believes she is entitled to live a life of luxury off the taxpayer,” Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith said.  “Spending up to $1,700 on booze, or over $900 for a one night stay in Washington D.C. shows that Premier Redford is completely out of touch with the reality of hardworking Albertans.” 

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