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.

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  • 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.


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  • Research

    Research: Aug 2012- None YTD- $963.08

  • Research

    Salary: Aug 2012 - $24,456.17 YTD- $86,883.79

  • Administration

    Press Conference Expenses: Aug 2012 - $1,275.00 YTD- $1,275.00

  • Danielle Smith Wildrose

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  • Administration

    Periodicals and Newspapers: Aug 2012- None YTD: $400

  • Administration

    Conference Fees: Aug 2012 - None TYD - None

  • Administration

    MLA Training Costs: Aug 2012- $2,281.60 YTD- $17,346.53

  • Administration

    Office Admin/Supplies: Aug 2012 - $1,309.69 YTD- $2,430.56

  • Administration

    Leader's Hosting: Aug 2012- None YTD- $3,390.91

  • Administration

    Caucus Hosting: Aug 2012- $28.07 YTD- $576.96

  • Administration

    Other Labour and Services/Website: Aug 2012- $3,857.55 YTD- $6,222.98

  • Administration

    Telecommunications: Aug 2012- $1,249.61 YTD- $3,163.19

  • Administration

    Copier Rental/Lease: Aug 2012- $1,664.25 YTD- $2,280.15

  • Adminstration

    Office Equipment Rental/Purchase: Aug 2012- None YTD- $221.08

  • Administration

    Postage & Freight: Aug 2012- None YTD- $6.72

  • Administration

    Travel: Aug 2012- None YTD- $481.83

  • Leader's Office

    Salaries & Benefits: August 2012 - $25,830.01 YTD- $123,007.52 Yearly Allocation- $537,400.99 Remaining- $414,393.47