Redford to become Alberta’s first female Premier, downplays gender issue
Oct 3, 2011 at 4:31 am in News by TheNewsGirl
No date for her swearing in has been set, but Canada will soon have four female premiers. Alison Redford won the leadership for the governing Progressive Conservative party in a stunning upset.
Redford is downplaying any gender issue, saying that voters chose her because of a desire for change.
The 46-year-old former justice minister will join BC Premier Christy Clark, Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador and Eva Aariak of Nunavut as one of four female premiers in Canada.
Outgoing Premier Ed Stelmach has already tendered his resignation.