Alberta PCs should pay the $1M cost for ‘partisan’ infrastructure signs bearing Alison Redford’s name: Wildrose

| January 2, 2014 | Last Updated: Jan 2 5:06 PM ET

EDMONTON — The Opposition says Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative party should be forced to repay more than $1 million in taxpayer money spent on signs touting building projects in the province.

The Wildrose party says the signs, in hues similar to Tory colours and featuring Premier Alison Redford’s name, are nothing more than partisan political advertising.

Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show the government put up 293 blue-and-orange “Building Alberta” signs in 2013.

The material obtained through an access-to-information request shows the average cost was $3,500 per sign.