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Alison Redford

Lawyer from Canada

Alison Redford Alison Merrilla Redford, Q.C., MLA, (born March 7, 1965) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. She is the 14th and current Premier of Alberta, Canada, having served in this capacity since October 7, 2011. Redford was born in Kitimat, British Columbia and grew up all over Canada and overseas before settling in Calgary as a teenager. In the 2008 provincial election, Redford was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the district of Calgary-Elbow. She served in the cabinet of Ed Stelmach as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Redford became premier upon winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, and on April 23, 2012, she led her party to victory in the 2012 provincial election. Redford is the first female premier in the province's history and the eighth woman to serve as a premier in the history of Canada. Redford was born March 7, 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia. Her family moved to Nova Scotia and Borneo, and to Calgary by the time Redford was 12. She graduated from Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary, and from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. She articled for Jim Prentice at the law  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-03-07
Place of birth
Calgary
Nationality
Canada
Children
Sarah Jermyn
Profession
Lawyer

Political career

Party From To
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Conservative Party of Canada
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

Education

Institution From To
University of Saskatchewan College of Law 1988
Bishop Carroll High School
Bishop Carroll High School

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