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by Journal Of Commerce last update:Aug 26, 2014

Alberta's top infrastructure official says no actual construction work was done on a penthouse ordered by former premier Alison Redford. Marcia Nelson told an Alberta legislature committee that some wiring and heating-duct work was done, but the space was used as a meeting room after the project was cancelled in 2012.

She made the comments in response to questions from the Opposition Wildrose party at an all-party public accounts committee. Shortly after Redford resigned in March, it was learned her office had ordered construction of a lavish penthouse for her on top of a government building near the legislature.

Former infrastructure minister Ric McIver killed the project in January, saying later it was a poor use of taxpayer dollars.

Redford refused to say why her office ordered the penthouse, which has since been dubbed the Sky Palace.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2014

last update:Aug 26, 2014

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