Friday, March 20, 2015

Ex-Premier Alison Redford reflects on her resignation 1 year ago

One year ago on March 19, 2014 - Alison Redford announced her resignation as Premier of Alberta - launching a leadership contest that will soon lead to a Provincial Election under new PC Alberta leader, Jim Prentice.

She gave an extensive interview to the Globe & Mail yesterday.

It seems that after 1 year self-reflections were accurate.  Although she did not say her gender was the reason for her people disliking her, she admitted to being "polarizing" and fact she had very little support at the start contributed to her failure.  Gender was not a factor except she felt that there was a double standard in her being a mother when it came to having her daughter accompany her on various trips around the province.

There has not (yet) been the critical feminist chorus as there was when former-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was ousted.

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