UCP says Kenney aide who spent $18K on London travel was fighting oil 'defamation' - 2019-11-13
EDMONTON—A top aide of Premier Jason Kenney under fire for his spending on five-star hotels during his trips to London was in the British capital to fight what the United Conservatives call defamation against Alberta's oil and gas sector.
Kenney's principal adviser David Knight-Legg, former Head of Transition for the United Conservative government, has been called out by the Alberta NDP Opposition for spending more than $45,000 of taxpayers' money on trips, including expenses for fancy hotels and meals on four separate visits to London, U.K.
Some of the expenses Knight-Legg is being criticized for include stays at the five-star Chilworth London Paddington Hotel or at the historic Kettner's hotel, where Knight-Legg spent $1,614 on a four-night stay in the beginning of September. The total cost of Knight-Legg's trips to London since May is around $18,680.