Alberta Grits are demanding an overhaul of the province's election finances disclosure law after Elections Alberta revealed the Tories haven't filed required financial reports for nearly two decades.
"There needs to be a complete review and overhaul," said Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald.
"Things have to be more tightly controlled and they have to be more rigidly enforced."
MacDonald was stunned to discover yesterday that the Tory party failed to file mandatory reports to Elections Alberta since 1987 and no one noticed until he asked to see the documents.
Now, before people jump all over the Conservatives for this one, let's consider a few things. First of all, when a government's term is 30 years, missing your deadline for 20 years in Alberta years is only, like, 3 years for other provinces. So this is only the equivalent of the governing party not disclosing their finances for a mere three years which I'm sure most voters would think nothing of.
And, before Albertans rise up and blame the Tories for this, let's remember the important thing - the party will be punished:
The law calls for a fine of not more than $1,000 for violating the act.