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Alison Redford sworn-in as Alberta’s 14th Premier

Alison Redford sworn-in as Alberta’s 14th Premier

New premier pledges immediate action on Albertans’ priorities: health, education and fiscal discipline
Edmonton… Alison M. Redford Q.C. was sworn-in as Alberta’s 14th Premier on October 7 in a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature.

Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, His Honour, Colonel (Retired) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell administered the oath of office in front of an audience that included grade six classes from two Edmonton schools, Kensington Elementary and Aurora Charter. Redford replaces Ed Stelmach as Alberta’s premier.

During the ceremony, Premier Redford thanked her family and Albertans for their support and pledged to take immediate action on their priorities.

“During the campaign, I heard from thousands of Albertans in all corners of this province, and their concerns were overwhelming about the same things: better access to health care, better education for our children, and the need for a more disciplined approach to our spending priorities,” Redford said.

“In the coming days, I look forward to naming a new cabinet – and taking action on these priorities will be our first order of business.”

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