Alison Redford

Alison Redford

Alison Redford is the 14th and current Premier of Alberta, Canada, having served in this capacity since October 7, 2011.

 

Early life:  

 

Redford was born in in Kitimat, British Columbia. She grew up all over including including living in in Nova Scotia, Canada and Borneo in Southeast Asia before her family settled in Calgary. 

 

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Political beginnings

 

Leadership bid:

 

General election victory

 

Defying the polling which predicted a significant win for Danielle Smith’s Wild Rose party, Ms. Redford subsequently won a general election taking 61 of the 87 seats in the provincial legislature—a loss of only five seats.

 

Claim to fame

 

  

This Premier Profile is part of EV's summer news series on the occasion of the annual Premiers' meeting at Niagara on the Lake in July 2013. This year, a historic six women premiers were at the table representing nearly half of all Premiers. Read more here.