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Derek Fildebrandt taking leave of absence as UCP finance critic amid Airbnb controversy

Derek Fildebrandt taking leave of absence as UCP finance critic amid Airbnb controversy
From Global News - August 10, 2017

Derek Fildebrandt is taking a leave of absence as finance critic for the United Conservative Party.

In an e-mailed statement on Thursday, Fildebrandtsaid:I am scheduled to leave for a family vacation out of province tomorrow and will be taking a leave of absence from my finance duties effective today.

He also said he has paid back the amount he earned off his Edmonton taxpayer-funded home he was renting out ($2,555).

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Fildebrandt said that he believed renting out his home was above board,but that hes spoken with his constituents and they are never wrong.

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