Alberta finance minister vows opposition will not ‘bully’ him from office
WATCH: Doug Horner says he has done nothing wrong, and will not step aside. But as Tom Vernon reports, that’s not stopping the opposition for calling for his job.
EDMONTON – Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is rejecting calls from the Opposition Wildrose party to resign over the controversy surrounding former premier Alison Redford’s travel expenses.
Doug Horner says in a letter to the Progressive Conservative caucus that it’s “blatantly false” he misled Albertans about Redford’s use of government planes and other public resources.
Horner says he will not let the Wildrose bully him into stepping down.
He also says in his letter that the truth is his defence.
The Opposition called for Horner’s resignation last week after the provincial auditor general concluded in a report that Redford and her office used public resources inappropriately and for personal and partisan purposes.
Horner said after the report’s release that the province will immediately implement recommendations related to government travel and would also look into the current airline reservation system.