EDMONTON: CBC News is reporting that Alberta’s auditor general found “false passengers” were booked on some government flights so that then-premier Alison Redford could fly alone.
The auditor found Redford’s staff blocked others from flying by booking seats in advance and then removing passenger names before printing the flight manifest.
Merwan Saher’s finding are in an internal report to the government obtained by CBC News.
Saher also concluded that Redford derived a personal benefit by taking her daughter on dozens of government flights and used a government plane when there were commercial options.
Redford resigned as premier on March 23 ahead of a caucus revolt due in large part to her lavish spending.
The auditor’s report says Redford and her former chief of staff denied any knowledge of the altered passenger lists.