Alison Redford Jabs Christy Clark: Reaction

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Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, left to right, listen to a choir at Province House during the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax on Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan, The Canadian Press) | CP

Talk about a shot across the bow on home turf.

Social media reacted strongly to the news that Alison Redford strolled into British Columbia and took a jab at Premier Christy Clark during a speech to the Canadian Bar Association.

In a speech talking about collaborative leadership, Redford said that Canada's premiers should work together for the future of Canada, not just think about re-election. It was a clear jab at Clark, who walked out of a premier's meeting last month after refusing to sign a national energy strategy.

Twitter user Jymn said, "Hypocrisy, thy name is conservative: Alison Redford calls for more cooperation among premiers, then takes swipe at Christy Clark."

Twitter user Burke Lowry was equally pointed in his criticism: "Premier Redford 'BC needs to consider the bigger picture than just an election cycle.' Really Alison you misled ur butt off to get elected!

Commenting on Huffington Post Canada's Facebook page, user Jimmy Scott said, "Politicians never act in the interests of their constituents, their actions are always with the next election in mind. What a stupid thing to say. Redford is as out of touch as any politician out there."

Another commenter, Jim McColm, said, " I think Clark would like to side with Redford, but know that if she did she would be politically dead in B.C. After the next election, I think Redford may wish that she did deal ...."

See below for more social media reaction to the ongoing war of words between Christy Clark and Alison Redford.

With files from Canadian Press

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