Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Alberta: Ministerial Expenses for May

As per last month's post, the Alberta government is now putting Ministerial Office Expenses on-line.

And in what is now a two-month tradition, here are the award winners:

May 2007

This month's "Gold Star" goes to Children's Services, and Minister Janice Tarchuk for having the lowest office expenditures in May 2007 of $1,854.72.

And this month's "Frowning Clown" goes to Finance, and Minister Dr. Lyle Oberg for having the highest office expenditures in May 2007 of $20,291.34.

Dr. Oberg also racked up the largest expense bill in April 2007, and is leading the fiscal 2007-08 class with total expenditures nearing $27k.

Ms. Tarchuk is also leading in fiscal 2007-08 for lowest expenses at slightly over $4k.

Interestingly, the office of Dave Hancock, Minister of Health and Wellness showed a negative expenditure of $490.72 for "Meals, accommodation, and travel" this month. This either means the Minister's office is moonlighting as a caterer, B&B or travel agent to make some money on the side, or it was a refund on a cancelled trip. I'm guessing the former...

2 comments:

GritPatriot said...

These expenses don't show the limousine or government jet expenses. Other expenese are hidden in department budgets. Overall, the Alberta government continues to deceive us.

Scott Hennig said...

I would like to see a more complete accounting of what was purchased rather than just totals (as like the Feds), but it's a start.

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