The Alberta PC's have elected a human rights lawyer to be premier of Alberta. I would have far preferred Ted Morton. I think this is all excellent news for my friend Danieele Smith and the Wildrose Alliance. The pc's seem to be lurching left. Many of my Alberta friends tell me they will not be voting pc. I guess I should give the new premier a chance, but I doubt she will reform the horrible Alberta hrc. If she does and restores free speech in Alberta , I will have to reconsider her, but I doubt she will be any better than ed stelmach.
Alison Redford is in charge.
Excitement, a thumping pulse, drama into the wee hours in the capital city at the very end of a campaign where even a political junkie couldn’t get a fix.
Insider against Outsider. Establishment Against Rebel. Gary Mar and Alison Redford.
The first votes come in — Mar and Redford jousting back and forth.
By the first half of the returns, Redford still scores well.
As the final ridings report, Mar and Redford remain close and chinwags turn to who Doug Horner’s supporters will pick as their second choice.
There is wide-eyed buzz. Redford has enough to win. Others speak of a result so close a recount will be required.
Still others ponder if Tories know what they’re doing electing such as a lefty.
Redford is elected.