Opposition adds voice to calls for public inquiry into Redford's expenses

An RCMP review of the auditor general's report not enough, says Danielle Smith

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party is adding its voice to critics calling for a public inquiry into former premier Alison Redford’s expenses.

Leader Danielle Smith says an RCMP review of the auditor general’s report released Thursday is not enough.

Merwan Saher concluded Redford and her office used public resources, including government aircraft, inappropriately and for personal and partisan purposes.

He blamed an aura of power around Redford and her office, as well as the perception that their influence should not be questioned.

The provincial NDP and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation have already called for a public inquiry.

Smith says one needs to be done before the next provincial election slated for 2016.