EDMONTON - Alberta politicians have voted unanimously to adopt a new policy to publicize the travel, hotel, and meal expenses of all members of the legislature.
As of Jan. 1, the 87 members are to disclose the reasons for their expenses, the amounts, and receipts.
That information will then be made public four times a year, starting in April.
The motion was passed at a meeting of the all-party member services committee after it was introduced by Progressive Conservative whip Steve Young.
Liberal leader Raj Sherman moved an amendment to broaden the disclosures to cover all expenses, not just those relating to hosting and travel.
He later withdrew it after other committee members agreed it may be a good idea, but more research is needed on how it would work.
Trip To London
Redford spent an estimated $84,000 on a trip to London.
Upcoming Trip To Asia
Redford's coming trip to Asia is estimated to come in around $66,895.
Trip To Asia
Redford's trip to Asia earlier this year cost $39,068.
Trip To Chicago
Redford's trip to Chicago cost $23,027.
Trip To NYC/D.C.
Redford's joint trip to New York City and D.C. cost $29,541.
Trip to Virginia/D.C.
Redford's joint trip to Virginia and D.C. totaled $18,967.
Trip To Washington
Redford's trip to Washington cost $6,251.
The Grand Total
Redford's travel has totaled $267,749 for 2012...so far.
Research: Aug 2012- None YTD- $963.08
Salary: Aug 2012 - $24,456.17 YTD- $86,883.79
Press Conference Expenses: Aug 2012 - $1,275.00 YTD- $1,275.00
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Periodicals and Newspapers: Aug 2012- None YTD: $400
Conference Fees: Aug 2012 - None TYD - None
MLA Training Costs: Aug 2012- $2,281.60 YTD- $17,346.53
Office Admin/Supplies: Aug 2012 - $1,309.69 YTD- $2,430.56
Leader's Hosting: Aug 2012- None YTD- $3,390.91
Caucus Hosting: Aug 2012- $28.07 YTD- $576.96
Other Labour and Services/Website: Aug 2012- $3,857.55 YTD- $6,222.98
Telecommunications: Aug 2012- $1,249.61 YTD- $3,163.19
Copier Rental/Lease: Aug 2012- $1,664.25 YTD- $2,280.15
Office Equipment Rental/Purchase: Aug 2012- None YTD- $221.08
Postage & Freight: Aug 2012- None YTD- $6.72
Travel: Aug 2012- None YTD- $481.83
Salaries & Benefits: August 2012 - $25,830.01 YTD- $123,007.52 Yearly Allocation- $537,400.99 Remaining- $414,393.47