Alberta has a new Premier.  Here name is Alison Redford.

Actually, her official title is Premier-designate since she replaces former Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach who announced in January that he would resign as the Progressive Conservative party leader as well as his role as Premier of Alberta.  Redford, assumed office on October 2, 2011 after she won the 2011 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election.

Congratulations Alison Redford.

Details about the Progressive Conservative election can be found at media giants such as The National Post and CBC.   What we would like to provide our readers is information that will help them get to know more about Ms Redford.

Who is Alison Redford?

1.  Redford was born March 7, 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia but grew up in Calgary, Alberta.  She is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary.

2.  After High School, Ms. Redford headed to the University of Saskatchewan College of Law where she completed her post-secondary education in 1988.

3.  Alison served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Right Honourable Joe Clark, Secretary of State for External Affairs and in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada from 1988 to 1990.

4.  Following her time in Ottawa, Alison articled at Rooney Prentice. She then worked in a small partnership before opening her own law firm, gaining practical experience as a small business owner.

5.  In 2005, Alison was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as one of four International Election Commissioners to administer Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections. She also served as an advisor to the Privy Council Office on Canada’s future involvement in Afghanistan.

6.  On March 13, 2008, after being elected MLA for the constituency of Calgary-Elbow, Redford was named Minister of Justice and Attorney General by Premier Ed Stelmach.

7.  Alison and her husband, Glen Jermyn, have one daughter Sarah.

For more information about Alison Redford visit her website at

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  1. gerhard says:

    Thanks for the interesting information about our new premier. Just the kind of information I was wondering about!!

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