energy revenues aren't as hefty as they once were and its debt has been growing but, looking at Brad Stables' hotel tab, you might not know that.The Alberta government's
Premier Alison Redford's executive assist has racked up more than $9,000 in bills at Edmonton's posh Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for 42 nights since he took the job last spring, The Canadian Press reports.
The revelation, based on travel receipts posted online, is more grist for critics still angry at Redford and Stables billing taxpayers $45,000 to fly to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.
The nightly rate of about $200 is actually a good deal, Redford's flack tells CP. Stables gets the government rate.
"[Stables] calls the Calgary area home, so never charges the taxpayer for accommodations when he is in Calgary," Neala Barton told CP via email. "When he assists the premier in Edmonton, he requires accommodation.
"When the legislature isn’t sitting, [Stables] spends significantly less time in Edmonton,Read More »from Alberta Premier Alison Redford's assistant racks up $9,000 hotel tab, renewing criticism of government spending