Alison Redford won a surprise victory in Alberta's leadership race. She is now the first female premier of Alberta. Her platform is quite moderate, and includes overhauling the Tory caucus, increasing education and social services spending, and working to keep quality health care available to all Albertans. Redford has shown true grit, dealing with the death of her mother during the campaign. I wish her the best of luck in her new leadership role, and hope that she succeeds in changing the Tory "old-boys club" image.
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