EDMONTON -- Alberta's airlift to Washington, D.C. next week is going to cost taxpayers a whopping $147,600.I know what belongs in the Smithsonian to be preserved for posterity -- Alberta's fiscal conservatism.
Premier Ralph Klein and 12 ministers and heads of Tory committees begin heading to the U.S. capital tomorrow to celebrate Alberta at the Smithsonian.
Klein said the cabinet ministers, who will be accompanied by staff, will take part in events during Alberta Week in Washington and attend private meetings with U.S. policy and decision-makers.
"This is an unprecedented opportunity to put Alberta front and centre in the capital city of our largest trading partner," said Klein, who just returned from a $58,000 trip to France and Ukraine.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Posted by David MacLean at 9:53 AM
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