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Redford to attend international conference in Virginia

Alberta Premier Alison Redford is travelling to Virginia this week to take part in the Bilderberg conference.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford is travelling to Virginia this week to take part in the Bilderberg conference.

The invitation-only, closed-door meetings brings politicians together with leaders from areas including economics, finance, academia and industry.

According to a government news release, Redford will meet with a number of individuals to discuss topics like monetary policy, ecological challenges and responsible development of natural resources.

The cost of sending Redford and one staff member to the conference is $19,000.

The premier's attendance at the May 31 to June 3rd conference means she won't be in Alberta when federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair visits the oilsands on Thursday.