Alison Redford has been chosen as the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the 14th Premier of Alberta after a nine month campaign to replace Ed Stelmach. Throughout her campaign she ran on a platform that included post-secondary education at its heart, calling on Alberta to become a leader in offering post-secondary education opportunities and improving our post-secondary participation rate.

CAUS would like to offer its congratulations to the new Premier and wish her the very best. It is exciting time in Alberta politics, and it is important that post-secondary education be a part of the conversation. Ms. Redford confirmed that Albertans would be heading to the polls within the next 12 months so now more than ever is the time to get involved, have your voice heard, and make sure that Alberta’s future and our education system from kindergarten to graduate school is being talked about.

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