Video: Former Alberta Premier Alison Redford has been missing in action from the legislature, but photos surfaced showing her vacationing south of the border. As Francis Silvaggio reports, frustrations are growing along with the silence surrounding her absence.
EDMONTON – Former premier Alison Redford has allegedly been spotted in California, after weeks of absence from the Alberta Legislature.
Pictures of Redford and her daughter at a restaurant in Palm Springs surfaced on a Calgary man’s Facebook page Saturday.
Redford, who is still the MLA for Calgary-Elbow, hasn’t been in the Alberta Legislature since stepping down as premier last month.
On Thursday, the former premier served official notice to the speaker that she will continue to be absent from sessions. However, the reason behind the absence is confidential.
Redford did not detail how long she’ll be away, but political analysts believe her absence is due to stress.
Redford continues to be paid in full as an MLA.
WATCH: Tom Vernon has reaction from Albertans, plus a closer look at the rules behind extended absences from the Legislature: