On behalf of my province -- a close friend, ally and northern neighbor to the American people -- I can say confidently that Alberta and the United States share one of the most trusted and important relationships in the world. The United States is already Alberta's biggest customer for our oil. The Keystone XL pipeline will further cement the strong bond between Alberta and the U.S. and is important in developing a safe, secure North American energy partnership.
Premier of the Province of Alberta
<p> Alison Redford was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party on October 1, 2011 and sworn-in as Alberta's 14th premier on October 7, 2011.</p> <br> <br> <p>Alison was born on March 7, 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia and grew up all over Canada and overseas before settling in Calgary as a teenager. She graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary and completed her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1988. Alison and her husband, Glen Jermyn, have one daughter, Sarah. </p>
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