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A cost breakdown of Alberta premier's trip

EDMONTON - A cost breakdown of Alberta Premier Alison Redford's trip to Nelson Mandela's funeral in December:

— $14,992. Redford takes government plane to Ottawa to catch Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plane to South Africa.

— $10,000. Redford's assistant flies commercial to South Africa as he was not permitted on Harper plane.

— $20,000. Redford and assistant spend $10,000 each to take early commercial flight back from South Africa so premier can attend swearing-in of her new cabinet.

Total cost: $44,992

The premier's office says Redford's accommodations costs in South Africa were covered by the federal government and some accommodation costs for her assistant were included in the commercial flight estimate.

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