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Redford under scrutiny for travel costs to attend PC party fundraiser

Alberta Premier Alison Redford speaks to reporters in Edmonton on Tuesday March 4, 2014. Ms. Redford revealed Tuesday that she spent taxpayers' money to fly her daughter's friends around on government aircraft, but says she will now pay back the $3,100.


Alberta Premier Alison Redford is facing new accusations she used taxpayer-funded government aircraft to attend a Progressive Conservative party fundraiser.

The Opposition Wildrose says a flight manifest from Oct. 25, 2012, shows Redford and some cabinet ministers flew to Grande Prairie just an hour before a party fundraising dinner.

Redford and other ministers also caught the plane back to Edmonton.

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The reason for the visit, according to the manifest, was a meeting with government officials.

Health Minister Fred Horne, who was on the trip, says it was to announce an expansion of the Grande Prairie hospital.

The government put out a news release on the expansion, but there is no evidence of a formal news conference.

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