Alberta preem calls for criminal probe after Redford resigns

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford blows a kiss to members of the gallery in this March 3, 2014...

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford blows a kiss to members of the gallery in this March 3, 2014 file photo. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

Matt Dykstra, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

EDMONTON -- An "extremely disappointed" Alberta Premier Dave Hancock called for a police probe into Alison Redford's use of government aircraft, hours after the former premier resigned her seat.

Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher will release a report on Thursday detailing Redford's travel expenses. Last week, a leaked version of Saher's review found Redford's staff booked "false passengers" into the government's online flight booking system before removing them from the final flight manifest in order to block off seats and "restrict access" to Redford.

Redford resigned as the MLA for Calgary-Elbow on Tuesday, pledging to refuse her transition allowance and saying she plans to resume work on international development and public policy.

"I think it's very important that we understand the (former) premier did, in my view, the honourable thing by tendering her resignation," said Hancock, taking questions Wednesday while on vacation in Italy.


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