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Alberta premier wants travel rules updated to reflect she's a working mom

Alberta Premier Alison Redford in Edmonton on March 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dean Bennett
March 05, 2014 - 2:14 PM

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says rules about government flights need to be updated to reflect she's the mother of a 12-year-old girl.

Redford says it's time for the auditor general to review a ban on family members using government planes unless they are spouses participating in official events.

Deputy premier Dave Hancock is going even further.

He suggested in the legislature that open seats on government aircraft should be available for free to relatives of MLAs to promote family values.

Redford has been under intense questioning over her travel expenses, which included $45,000 for her and an aide to fly to Nelson Mandela's funeral.

On Tuesday, she repaid $3,100 for flying her daughter, Sarah, and the girl's friends on government planes at taxpayer expense.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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