PC President Statement on Alison Redford Resignation as MLA

Jim McCormick, PC Alberta President, offers the following statement after the resignation of Alison Redford as MLA for Calgary-Elbow:

“It is with mixed feelings the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta learns of the resignation of Alison Redford as MLA for Calgary-Elbow.

“Her Premiership started off with such promise, and coming out of a strong victory in 2012, Albertans were excited and engaged at the potential for our province.

“She showed this early in her tenure, as Alberta’s economy continued to be the envy of Canada and a force on the world stage. 

“Unfortunately, it was her own personal choices that led to her demise. 

“She is alleged to have broken government rules, and taxpayer dollars were not treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. She has paid a personal and political price for her mistakes, and we appreciate her decision to take responsibility for her actions. 

“This circumstance won’t happen again.

“We are in the midst of an important leadership race right now to replace her as Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and, by extension, Premier of Alberta.  The PCAA and, indeed, all three leadership candidates, have made their positions very clear  behaviour such as this cannot and will not be tolerated.​

“The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta is more than one person.  It has a membership and supporters that are Albertans of a broad spectrum, from all walks of our society, one where honesty, integrity and service to building and strengthening our community — things that Alberta PC governments are known for — are paramount.”