Redford wins Alberta PC leadership in tight race

Will become province’s first female premier

Allison Redford beat perceived frontrunner Gary Mar to take the leadership of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party after a close race that wasn’t decided until the early hours of Sunday morning. Redford will become Alberta’s first female premier. The 46-year-old family and human rights lawyer held a press conference Sunday morning, telling reporters in Edmonton that she plans to establish family care clinics and restore $100 million in education cuts. However, she won’t call another session at the provincial legislature until next year, when she will present a budget and call a general election. Redford indicated that she will invite Mar and other leadership candidates to take positions in her cabinet.

Calgary Herald