PC leadership candidates react to Redford's resignation

Premier Alison Redford leaves Government House after a caucus meeting in Edmonton, Alberta on...

Premier Alison Redford leaves Government House after a caucus meeting in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, March 17, 2014. (Perry Mah/QMI Agency)

Matt Dykstra, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:29 PM ET

Alberta's Progressive Conservative leadership candidates urged Albertans to look to the future on Wednesday after Alison Redford resigned her seat in the legislature on Tuesday.

 

A report from Auditor General Merwan Saher to be released on Thursday is expected to reveal Redford received a "personal benefit" from letting her daughter travel with her on the planes as well as detail how Redford's staff booked "false passengers" on her flights to prevent other officials from flying with her.

Premier Dave Hancock said Wednesday that the government will give Saher's report to RCMP, who will determine if an investigation is warranted.

Former infrastructure minister and Calgary-Hays MLA Ric McIver said Redford's decision was "difficult but necessary." While he hasn't seen the report, McIver said he never booked his own flights while in cabinet and welcomed Albertans to review his "boring" expenses online.


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