August 07, 2014 - 3:53 AM
EDMONTON - Alberta's justice minister says he has arranged for prosecutors from Ontario to work with the RCMP on a review of former premier Alison Redford's expenses.
Jonathan Denis says the use of out-of-province lawyers is needed to ensure an independent investigation and remove any perception of a conflict.
Alberta's auditor general has released a report that says Redford and her office used taxpayer money inappropriately and for personal and partisan purposes.
Denis says he has instructed that the auditor's report be sent to the RCMP.
Redford's replacement, Premier Dave Hancock, says the provincial PC party has said it will reimburse the government for the cost of Redford flights that were taken for party purposes.
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