'Gang that couldn't shoot straight:' NDP mocks Tories
Alberta Premier Alison Redford speaks to the Canadian Bar Association's annual legal conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Monday, October 22, 2012 2:12PM EDT
EDMONTON -- Alberta's NDP says Premier Alison Redford and her Tories look like "the gang that couldn't shoot straight" on transition allowances.
Party leader Brian Mason says he wonders how Redford will be able to run the province when she can't run her own caucus.
Mason was referring to Redford's reaction to a decision made Friday by an all-party committee.
The Tory majority on the committee voted to ask that the legislature approve new transition allowances for departing politicians.
Redford scrapped the allowances when they became an issue in the spring election after taxpayers learned that $10 million was being spent to ease politicians back into private life.
Redford said on the weekend there will be no new payouts.