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Quotes about resignation of Alberta Premier Alison Redford

03/19/2014 09:03 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 05:59 EDT
Reaction to the resignation of Alberta Premier Alison Redford was quick Wednesday. Here is a smattering of quotes:

"Wish my good friend @Premier_Redford all the best. A smart and classy woman." — federal Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Twitter.

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"What we've witnessed during her short 29 months as premier is the clearest indication yet that the PC party cannot be fixed" — Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith in a radio interview.

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"I want to remind everyone that this is also a human story. It's about a real person, a good person ... It the story of a sytem that takes somebody like that and chews them up and spits them out" — Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, talking to reporters.

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"None of this changes the fact that #ab is governed by a corrupt entitled party that is entirely out of touch with its citizens" — Jeff Woodward on Twitter.

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"I'll be doing this personally, but I want to offer my best to Alison. We got to know each other, worked on some things together" — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, to reporters.

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"I saw lasers firing out of her eyeballs" — Shelley Wallis of the Calgary Herald on Twitter.

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"Thanks to Alison Redford for her service. I wish her well" — Alta. NDP Leader Brian Mason on Twitter.

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"Alison Redford resigns in wake of expense scandal, explaining she couldn't reach Nigel Wright" — CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"

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"I was very sorry to hear of @Premier_Redford's resignation. I thank her for her public service to Alberta and to Canada" — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Twitter.

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"Is it in poor taste to ask whether Redford is leaving on a jet plane?" — Robyn Urback on Twitter.

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"Thank you @Premier_Redford for your service, leadership and vision for a better Alberta. We will always be grateful" —- MLA Wayne Drysdale on Twitter.

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"Thanks @Premier_Redford for all her contributions to Alberta and Canada. We accomplished a lot" — B.C. Premier Christy Clark on Twitter.

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"Thank you Alberta for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime!" — Redford on Twitter.

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