Premier Redford becoming regular no-show in legislature question period

With an election looming and her party getting beaten up over scandals, Alberta Premier Alison Redford has become a regular no-show during legislature question period.

EDMONTON — With an election looming and her party getting beaten up over scandals, Alberta Premier Alison Redford has become a regular no-show during legislature question period.

Redford was in the legislature Thursday but skipped question period.

It was her fifth no-show in the last seven legislature sitting days.

A spokesman for the premier says she is busy with the affairs of running the province and is not ducking debate.

But political opponents say she is avoiding the bad publicity of scandals, including the uproar over an all-party committee whose members were paid even when they didn’t meet.

Redford missed three days last week while on a tour through the U.S., and missed Wednesday’s session to attend a fundraising announcement.

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