Alberta Premier Alison Redford

Systemic Misogyny and the Downfall Of Alison Redford

Shannon McClennan | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

While there are a myriad of reasons the Premier Redford has faced such heavy criticism, we have to recognize that systemic misogyny -- an entrenched prejudice against women and girls that is inherent in a given system, such as society -- plays at least some part in the story. It's not the only source of the premier's troubles, but it's certainly one piece in the much larger puzzle.

Did Sexism Play A Role In Redford's Demise?

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

The departure of Alberta's first female premier this week, in the face of mounting public and party pressure, has reignited a familiar question: Did s...

Redford Faces Hard-Hitting Questions

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford faced some tough questions at a party board meeting on Saturday, capping off what she admits has been a tough...

1st Surplus In 6 Years

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is back in the black when it comes to day-to-day spending, but the good times are being underwritten with billions of dollars in de...

How Redford's Leadership Went So Far Off The Mark

Andrew Hanon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Andrew Hanon

On the eve of her first Tory leadership review, Premier Alison Redford is watching the centre-left coalition she stitched together to win the 2012 provincial election come apart at the seams. Voters are rapidly losing faith in Redford. A recent poll for the Calgary Herald shows that among people who voted Tory in 2012, nearly 46 per cent want a new leadership contest.

Most Criminals Have This In Common, Says Alberta Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says it's critical to address the root causes of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and not just the symptoms.R...

Credibility Of Hollywood Critique Questioned

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is shaking her head over recent attacks on the oilsands by celebrities Robert Redford and Neil Young, noting...

Pushing Hard For Another Pipeline

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Alberta Premier Alison Redford stepped up her efforts to promote a proposal to ship oil to the East Coast, saying Canada needs the ...

Only She Could Get Bad Press While Talking New Schools

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is defending her decision to warn young schoolchildren to beware of her political opponents.Redford, facing ...

LOOK: Redford's Style Evolution, Bold Must Carry Over To Politics

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

It can be called the Premier's Two-Piece, the Executive Uniform, Alison's Attire. Premier Alison Redford's two-piece suit - normally black and ofte...

Betrayal And Broken Promises

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford's Tories marked the anniversary of their 2012 election victory on Tuesday as opposition critics labelled it ...

If At First You Don't Succeed..

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

WASHINGTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she's not a proponent of any individual resource project, even as she's working the Washington corrid...

Redford's Approval Ratings In Free-Fall

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Premier Alison Redford's slide of public disapproval is showing no signs of slowing down and has reached an all time low, according to the lat...

Tax Group Gets Access To Super Secret Budget, After All

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A taxpayers group says Alberta Premier Alison Redford has overruled a decision to keep it out of Thursday's budget lockup.The Canadian Taxp...

Rough Ride Ahead For Redford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's opposition politicians are promising a rough ride for Premier Alison Redford as the spring sitting of the legislature resumes.Red...

Redford's Talking To Americans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is taking her message on the Keystone XL pipeline across the United States in the daily newspaper USA Today....

Probe Uncovers Dozens Of Illegal Donations To The Tories

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Critics say thousands of dollars in illegal donations from towns, cities and schools to Alberta Premier Alison Redford's party are proof of...

'Another Arrow In The Quiver'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

Premier Alison Redford says she's pleased to hear of a new effort to get U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Saskatche...

Alberta Must End Funding of War on Gays

Kathleen Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

There is no arguing that the Roman Catholic Pope is the very portrait of homophobia, and although some would argue that he has a legal right to spread his message of hatred, the question must be asked in Alberta why our government is so willing to fund a school board that supports this hatred, this outright advocation for gay genocide.

Sister Denies Pulling Strings

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she has never pulled strings to help someone get faster or better health-care treatment."...

Speaker Rules On Tobaccogate

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford has been cleared by the legislature Speaker in allegations she deliberately misled the house about her role ...

Accusations 'Absolutely Inaccurate And False'

CBC | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

Premier Alison Redford told the Alberta legislature that accusations she was in conflict of interest when she chose her ex-husband's law firm for a go...

Alberta Tories Reach Compromise On MP Voting

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Tories reached a compromise Saturday over a controversial attempt to strip federal Conservative MPs of their automatic voting privil...

Redford Tells Convention She Will Build A Better Alberta

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Alison Redford pledged to forge ahead with building a new and better Alberta while taking direct aim at her opposition critics in a ...

Is It Time For Alberta Tories To Fence Out Federal Cousins?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Members of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party meet in Calgary starting today to debate their constitution and decide whether it's time...