July 30, 2014 6:25 pm

Alison Redford’s former campaign manager sounds off about scandal

CALGARY- Alison Redford’s former campaign manager is criticizing the former premier, one day after allegations of more misspending were raised.

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A leaked report from the auditor general said travel bookings were falsified by Redford’s staff to limit access to her—a claim Redford denies she had any knowledge of.

Susan Elliot, who managed Redford’s 2012 election campaign, isn’t so sure.

“I don’t believe that scheduling staff come up with schemes like this all on their own, without some kind of pressure or indication from above that that sort of thing would be appreciated,” she told Global News.

There is a growing movement to push Redford—who is now a MLA—out of caucus. Those vying for her vacated post agree the former premier should go, especially if RCMP get involved.

“Very clearly if the authorities investigate, and if that includes the RCMP and there’s an investigation, anyone who is part of that cannot sit in caucus,” said PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice. “[They] certainly cannot sit in a caucus that I lead.”

The auditor general’s full report is due late next month, just days before the first PC leadership vote.

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