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Sell planes, use money for inquiry into Redford spending, Alberta NDP says

Alberta's auditor general has delivered a scathing report on how former premier Alison Redford and her office improperly used taxpayer money. Merwan Saher is blaming the power and influence he says Redford's office held.

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Alberta's New Democrats say they've come up with the solution for how to pay for a public inquiry into the spending habits of former premier Alison Redford.

They say the fleet of planes owned by the Alberta government should be sold and the money used to fund an inquiry.

NDP MLA Deron Bilous says an inquiry would provide transparency and peace of mind to Albertans.

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Bilous says selling the fleet would generate around $10-million and save $3.9-million a year in travel costs.

He adds the health queue-jumping inquiry done in the province cost an estimated $7-million.

He says when children break the rules they lose privileges and the same should apply for government officials.

The provincial auditor-general concluded in a report last week that Redford and her office used public resources inappropriately and for personal and partisan purposes.

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