Suprise, Surprise.. Alison Redford will be Alberta's next Premier

Redford came from behind druing the second round of a preferential ballot to defeat front-runner Gary Mar in the Progressive Conservative leadership vote on Saturday.

Alison Redford has won the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race and will be the province's next premier.

Redford was justice minister in Ed Stelmach's government and will be the first woman to sit in the premier's chair in Alberta.

Redford spent the last days of the campaign grieving the sudden death of her mother and that loss was certainly on her mind as the final results rolled in.



Alberta premier-designate Alison Redford says she'll meet with Progressive Conservative caucus members as early as tomorrow.

She vows her new government will be to give backbenchers more of a say.

Accordint to Redford, things will be done differently once she is sworn in to replace Ed Stelmach -- saying teachers will be put back to work and health care access will be better.

(Source: The Canadian Press)


More from Local News

  • Ag For Life Delivers Agriculture Education Symposium For Alberta Teachers & Students

    Agriculture for Life is launching its 2nd annual education symposium next month. Ag for Life CEO Luree Williamson says it will be held in Red Deer this year and it is open to students as well as teachers across the province.

  • OC WHKY - Frantic Finish Leads Broncos To First Win Of 2018-2019 ACAC Season

    Some late third period heroics allowed the Olds College Bronocs to beat the Red Deer College Queens 3-2. It was the front end of a pink in the rink challenge between the two teams and the lone women's hockey game on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule for Thursday, October 18th.

  • Olds RCMP - Weekly Happenings October 9-16

    Olds RCMP received 131 calls for service from October 9-16, 2018.

  • Innisfail RCMP Charge Man With Robbery

    On Tuesday, October 16th at approximately 2:30 pm Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a robbery that had just occurred on a rural property north east of Innisfail in Red Deer County. Innisfail RCMP with the assistance of Innisfail integrated Freeway Patrol responded immediately.

  • OC WHKY Hosting RDC For Pink In The Rink Night

    It is pink in the rink night on Thursday, October 18th at the Olds SportsComplex as Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team faces off with Red Deer College. Admission to the game at 7 o'clock is $10 which will also get you a pink toque at the door. This year the Broncos are also challenging the RDC Queens to see who can collect the most money for a good cause this year at their pink in the rink game.

  • Anticipation Building For CFR 45 In Red Deer

    Red Deer is ready for championship rodeo action. A media launch on October 16th for the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo featured local dignitaries, athletes, representatives from Pro Rodeo Canada and more. Rick Moore - Interim CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce - says the Enmax Centrium may be a smaller venue for seats than the old Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, but it will be full and it will be loud. He believes the cowboys and cowgirls are going to get a real charge out of the crowds in Red Deer.

  • Red Deer RCMP - Charge Three With Trafficking After Search Warrants

    Red Deer RCMP have charged three people with trafficking and seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and cash after a four-month long drug trafficking investigation that culminated in search warrants at residences in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake on October 10.

  • Town of Olds - Budget Survey Results

    Town of Olds residents had their say during the latest online budget survey. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says the town gets an annual service level review to identify the pressure and where updates are needed.

Recently Played