POLITICS

Alberta premier disappointed with deputy who cracked joke about B.C. landslide

07/19/2012 04:33 EDT | Updated 09/18/2012 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she's very disappointed in the deputy premier who cracked a joke about a landslide in British Columbia that stranded hundreds of campers.

Redford says it's not appropriate to make fun of such a situation.

She says all politicians have a responsibility to conduct themselves accordingly and should know that people pay attention to what they are saying.

Thomas Lukaszuk put a photo on his Facebook page earlier this week with a caption reading: "Fairmont in Hot Springs has a good deal on rooms today. If a little bit of mud doesn't bother you, book now!''

Lukaszuk later apologized on Twitter, saying he was out of Canada and not aware of the scope of the situation.

Redford says she plans to talk with him about the joke when he gets back.

The slide came just days after another mudslide killed four people near Nelson, B.C.