Opposition parties and residents of Alberta felt that the expense was symbolic of the way the premier handled the public purse.
She repaid the $45,000 to the taxpayers of Alberta. But, somewhat ironically, its going to cost Albertans more money to get rid of her.
A lot more money.
According to a story in the National Post, several of the premier's staffers have been or will likely be released in the coming days as interim leader David Hancock takes over the reigns on Sunday. That, of course, means gold-plated severance payments for the exiting staffers that could potentially add up to over $1 million.
The Post story identified at least two staffers who have been released: Redford's communications director Stefan Baranski and chief of staff Farouk Adatia. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation told the Post that Baranski will receive aRead More »from Premier Redford’s departure could cost Alberta taxpayers $1 million