Ghiz thanks Redford for her contributions to Alberta and Canada

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Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, left, Alberta Premt ier Alison Redford, centre, and Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz gather with other premiers to have their official group portrait taken athe Council of the Federation summer meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Thursday, July 25, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett

In the wake of Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s resignation, Premier Robert Ghiz is thanking her for her contributions to her province and the rest of Canada.

In a statement issued Thursday morning, Ghiz said he had the opportunity to work directly with Redford over the past number of years and appreciated her contributions on discussions of national interest at the premiers’ table.

“Prince Edward Island and Alberta share a number of values and we will continue to hold a long-standing positive working relationship into the future,” Ghiz said.

“I wish Alison all the best in her future endeavours.”

Redford has been struggling to deal with unrest in her Progressive Conservative caucus over her leadership style and questionable expenses.

That unrest started when it surfaced that Redford spent $45,000 on first-class air tickets and a government plane to go to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa.

Redford said her resignation will be effective Sunday.

“Quite simply, I am not prepared to allow party and caucus infighting to get in the way,” she told supporters gathered in the legislature rotunda for the announcement.

“I’ve given my heart and soul to this province, every minute for the last 2 ½ years,” she said.

 

With files from The Canadian Press

Geographic location: Alberta, Canada, Prince Edward Island South Africa

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  • over spent our inheratence.
    March 20, 2014 - 19:10

    @ Observation...how true those MLA s on PEI would not have the balls to do it anyways its all about the 6 figured salaries that they would never get if the stood up and topple this regime....140.000 people and 2billion in debt,did I say that right 2 billion,and out in Vancouver whose population is 750.000 and they only have 11 MLAs....what do we have here on PEI we 27 MLAs and our population is 140.000, yes we are away over governed for sure let's get rid of the excess waste now,our small island cannot handle this behavior anymore,start cutting on the inside first.

  • Appreciative
    March 20, 2014 - 17:33

    Thank you so much for taking care of all the husbands and wives of islanders living and working in your province but returning here to see their kids. If the man beside you was more like you, maybe some of them would be here.

  • Wow
    March 20, 2014 - 17:29

    wOw! Imagine a politician taking responsibility and even more, the other elected officials having a set and pushing the button on fixing what was wrong. Richard, too late now! Enjoy your daily swims and brunches. You were our only hope.

  • ralph
    March 20, 2014 - 14:53

    This is rich, - just like Wes professing to be pals with Flaherty, - I guess these minions have to seek fame somehow, even if it means lathing on to other.

  • Observation
    March 20, 2014 - 13:15

    Just a thought, but how refreshing for the elected members of her own party to stand up and criticize, rightfully, criticize and get her to resign. Wish our elected officials would stand up for Islanders against Ghiz and Sheridan. 2 Billion in debt and only 140,000+ individuals!!! What a shame!!