The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Tory MLA’s Cindy Ady and Barry McFarland received $19,000 for work on the Idaho-Alberta task force – a task force which only met once and has no recorded accomplishments.
No meeting minutes. No phone records. Not to mention no border between Alberta and Idaho.
A spokesperson from Premier Ed Stelmach‘s office:
admitted the task force didn’t do much in the end, but they had good intentions and tried to set up meetings with their American counterparts. “Can I show you a report, an agreement, a memorandum, anything? No, I can’t. It just isn’t there,” David Sands said.
John Nordstrom, with the Idaho Department of Commerce, referred to the group as the Idaho-Alberta Sister State Task Force.
He said the state politician who sat on the informal committee didn’t receive any extra compensation.
“It was just part of their normal job. There wasn’t any extra pay or any-thing.”