Redford’s former chief-of-staff Stephen Carter admits knowing about plane expense abuses

 

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Buried at the bottom of the on-line article accompanying the CBC Radio interview of disgraced former Alberta PC premier Alison Redford’s ex-campaign manager and chief-of-staff Stephen Carter is this:

Carter said the issue of Redford’s use of planes did come up while he was Redford’s chief of staff.

“We did have the plane issue pop up when I was chief of staff. We did tell her that this is not something she should be doing,” he said, adding that he tried to address it. 

“I was aware of it, and we put an end to it. I suggest people go back and look at the flight manifests.” (see here)

Keep in mind that back in in March Carter had this to say about why Redford was forced to resign:

“A lot of it is her fault, but frankly her caucus wouldn’t allow her to go where she needed to go.”

Carter says Redford’s announcement shows a complete failure of the Progressive Conservative Party. 

“The right-wing MLAs that still remain in this PC caucus were pulling her away constantly from the agenda that got her elected leader, and that’s why she was unable to fulfill her mandate as leader,” he said (see here)

Carter was fully-aware at this time of these expense abuses but instead of coming clean, bizarrely placed the blame mainly on “right-wing MLAs”.

Certainly Carter has at least gone to the RCMP and given them all this information now right?

 

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