Mount Royal professor describes where our former Premier went wrong
Alberta Premier Alison Redford resigned on March 19, 2014 less than two years after winning a majority government in the 2012 provincial election. Her resignation came after almost a month of constant bad news that included a caucus and party revolt, an ongoing expense scandal over the costs of her trip to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Nov. 2013, and worsening poll numbers.
Teachers, executives express mixed feelings about premier’s decision to step down
Alison Redford’s decision to quit her post as premier has some educators pondering what Alberta schools will look like with someone new at the helm. Predictions range from optimistic to less than hopeful.
Calgarians react to Premier Alison Redford’s resignation
The Calgary Journal sent reporters in all directions on this first snowy day of spring. The goal — ask Calgarians about Alison Redford’s decision to step down as their premier. News of her resignation blanketed the city. Our reporters rode the C-train, visited the Legion, hung out at a S.E. mall, and wandered the streets in search of reaction.
Political analyst weighs in on the departure of the premier
What was your initial reaction to the announcement?
“I think probably the most surprising thing about it was the timing. It looked like the party executive and Alison Redford had been planning for a more measured response to the problems to see if they could do something to get the party on track and if not, plan in a more strategic way for future succession. So I was surprised this decision came when it did.”
Taking you on a social media tour of the reaction as Redford steps down
The moment Alison Redford took to Twitter saying she was going to be making an announcement – social media erupted with reaction.
When she finally made the announcement that she would be resigning, a stream of hashtags ranging from #RedfordResigns to #abpoli began trending all over Canada.
Alberta premier to step down Sunday evening
Alison Redford announced Wednesday evening that she will no longer be serving as premier of Alberta. Her surprise news conference came after weeks of turmoil as Alberta’s leader faced blistering accusations of misspending and poor leadership.
“Quite frankly too much time has been spent in the last few weeks on questions of loyalty, allegiances and character,” Redford said.